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New Kodak Matchprint Inkjet Proofing Solution

Replaces Creo Integris and KPG Matchprint ProofPro

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Kodak has introduced its new Kodak Matchprint Inkjet Proofing Solution, replacing both the Creo Integris and KPG Matchprint ProofPro products (Creo and KPG are now divisions of Kodak).

A drop-on-demand proofing solution that offers direct connectivity to Kodak Prinergy and Brisque workflows, the new Matchprint Inkjet Proofing Solution is available in 2-up, 4-up, and 8-up formats. Currently all formats utilize Epson Stylus Pro printers, although support for the 4- up Kodak Matchprint 2610 is anticipated soon. All solutions include a Creo RIP (formerly BestColor), as well as one set of inks and one starter roll of media.

Price: $8650 (2-up), $11,600 (4- up), $13,500 (8-up). Options include: a Kodak-designed Double-Sided media guide for improved two-sided printing on the 8-up solution ($1300); and a Certified Process for Color Confirmation, which checks that the proof was generated according to in-house or industry color standards ($995).

Kodak also has released a new version of its Web-to-Print software called Kodak Nextreme 2.5. The software is a production-management tool for the automated fulfillment of short-run, personalized, and versioned print jobs"? especially for Kodak's NexPress digital production color presses. New features to version 2.5 include: product-based ordering; VDP templates for catalog production; PDF-generating drivers; and production- management tools.

Other Kodak releases include new versions of many of its workflow software solutions, including: Synapse UpFront v. 4.0 job planning software, Synapse Link 2.1 workflow-management system, Profile Wizard Mio 3.1 color-management software for generating ICC profiles; Profile Wizard Digi 2.0 color-management software; and Pandora 2.8 step-and-repeat software.


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