KODAKS EXCELLENCE IN GRAPHIC EXPRESSION HONOURED WITH 19 IAPHC AWARDS

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Kodak has captured 19 IAPHC Awards for its digital print and packaging applications. The International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC) honoured the companys excellence in the arts and sciences of graphic expression. Entries are submitted from around the globe and are judged by several panels of international printing experts.

Being selected from among hundreds of entrants from more than 15 countries is an honour and a testament to the company’s outstanding quality and differentiating technology, said Vince Ferraro, Worldwide Vice President of Marketing, Digital Printing Solutions, Kodak. Whether it’s direct mail, marketing collateral, TransPromo, publishing, packaging, or general commercial print, Kodak delivers solutions that address the needs of the market and drive growth for our customers.

IAPHC honored Kodak with 10 Gold Awards, five Silver Awards, three Bronze Awards and one Honorable Mention.  

Judges evaluated quality and difficulty of the graphic arts processes used, ranging from ink coverage, intensity of solids, registration, dot structure, paper usage, binding, finishing, overall visual appearance and communication effectiveness.  

Brand owners are more concerned than ever with quality, and need to stand out on store shelves to be successful, said Dr. John Anderson, Director of Marketing, Packaging Segment, Kodak. Our packaging solutions combine outstanding quality with increased efficiency to help our customers deliver greater value to their clients. Receiving this kind of recognition from the IAPHC really shows that we are achieving what we set out to do.

The IAPHC is an international organisation dedicated to individuals in the printing and graphic arts industry. Its pledge is to educate, promote, inform, and connect members and the global graphic community, fostering their growth and success.

The 19 awards Kodak earned in the 37th International Gallery of Excellence include:
 
Gold Awards:
-Seasons 2011 Calendar; printed on Kodak NexPress photo press with Kodak NexPress HD dry inks and dimensional printing.
-Panoramic Posters; printed on Kodak NexPress photo press with Kodak NexPress HD dry inks.
-The Future of Print in the 21st Century by Frank Romano; every page was touched by Kodak’s digital and offset technology.
-CheckFirst Financial Statement; full four-color printed on a Kodak Versamark VL2000 Printing System with variable data.
-Dover Sole Label; printed using Kodak Flexcel NX Plates from the Kodak Flexcel NX System and proofed on the Kodak Approval Digital Colour Imaging System.
-Alta Vista Travel/Maximise; full four-color direct mail printed on a Kodak Versamark VL2000 Printing System with variable data.
-Jane Eyre; book block printed on a Kodak Prosper 1000 Press, cover printed on a Kodak NexPress SE3000 Digital Production Colour Press with Dimensional Clear Dry Ink.
-Dover Sole/Potato Wedges Folding Carton; printed using Kodak Flexcel NX Plates from the Kodak Flexcel NX System with 20-micron Stochastic Screening and proofed on the Kodak Approval Digital Colour Imaging System.
-Your future looks bright- corporate promotion printed with Kodak NexPress Dimensional clear dry ink.
-Celebrating Kodak Innovation: 125 Years and Beyond; calendar printed with Kodak NexPress Dimensional clear dry ink.
 
Silver Awards:
-Take your ideas and top line to the next level – 10-leaf promotional booklet that features Kodak NexPress Press Gloss Coating, Spot Gloss, Dimensional Printing, Watermark, and Red Fluorescing.
-Elevate your designs with dimensional printing – magazine insert printed on a Kodak NexPressDigital Production Colour Press.
-Winwoode Home MICR; direct mail printed on a Kodak Versamark VL2000 Printing System with MICR inks and variable data.
-Dover Sole Flexible Pouch; printed using Kodak Flexcel NX Plates from the Kodak Flexcel NX System with Kodak Digicap NX Screening and proofed on the Kodak Approval Digital Colour Imaging System.
-Callmans; direct mail printed on a Kodak Prosper 1000 Press.
 
Bronze Awards:
-Future’s so flat I gotta wear shades – GDUSA cover printed on KODAK NEXPRESS SX Digital Production Colour Press with Dimensional Printing Solution.
-Kreag’s Newspaper Insert; imprinted with the Kodak Prosper S20 imprinting system.
-Potato Wedges Flexible Pouch; printed using Kodak Flexcel NX Plates from the Kodak Flexcel NX System with Kodak Digicap NX Screening and proofed on the Kodak Approval Digital Colour Imaging System.
 
Honourable mention:
-Kreag’s Family Market Loyalty; full four-colour direct mail printed on a Kodak Versamark VL2000 Printing System with variable data.