|Kodak Renews, Expands Successful Relationship with Ricoh|
|Tuesday, 23 February 2010 00:00|
Kodak and Ricoh Americas Corporation recently signed a multi-year renewal of an expanded reseller agreement for KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses and KODAK DIGIMASTER Digital Production Systems. Ricoh and IKON Office Solutions, a Ricoh company, currently sell Kodak Solutions to corporate/government in-plants, data centers, commercial print providers and other production environments as part of a comprehensive production portfolio.
In addition to the KODAK NEXPRESS and DIGIMASTER Systems, both Ricoh and IKON may also sell KODAK Document Imaging Solutions and KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions, including CREO Color Servers such as the CREO C-80 Server that interfaces with the RICOH Pro C900 Color Production System.
“This agreement underscores our commitment to expand our reach and channel engagement across our portfolio to ensure that our customers can access a broad array of KODAK Solutions that best fit their needs,” said Don Whaley, Director, Channel Development, United States and Canada, Kodak. “Ricoh and IKON play a key channel role in the U.S. and Canada. We’re excited to expand our relationship with them and are confident customers will see value in this partnership.”
NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses offer outstanding image quality, scaleability, and the award-winning KODAK NEXPRESS Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions, allowing users to add a variety of unique features inline during the printing process. The new KODAK NEXPRESS SE3600 Digital Production Color Press delivers exceptional color quality, performance, and reliability for applications such as direct mail, marketing collateral, catalogs, photo books and more. It is the only sheetfed digital production color press to offer unconstrained performance of 3,600 A3+ sheets per hour, or 120 pages per minute.
DIGIMASTER Digital Production Systems offer high speeds, and outstanding productivity and reliability. The new KODAK DIGIMASTER EX300 Digital Production System is the fastest cut-sheet black-and-white electrophotographic printer on the market, printing at a rate of 18,000 images per hour (A4).
“The success of our previous agreements made our decision to expand with Ricoh very easy,” explained Jerry Miller, Region General Manager, Americas Digital Printing Solutions, Kodak. “Significant opportunities exist in their sizeable customer base, and some customers want the option to work with the resellers that have been helping them manage their growth along the way.”
“Both Ricoh and IKON are able to access the full portfolio of Kodak products. We are happy to be able to provide this added value to our customers as they continue to look to us to help improve their bottom lines and suggest the right products and solutions to fit their unique business needs,” said Carl Joachim, Vice President of Marketing for the Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation.
“These Kodak solutions enhance our portfolio of production products and services designed to help customers with a wide range of applications, including variable data integration for marketing and personalized communications, advanced color management, forms design, data stream conversion and custom workflow solutions,” said Mike Dane, IKON’s Vice President of Product and Services Marketing.