UV-Curable Media Offerings From Eastman Kodak Company

Eastman Kodak Company today
introduced two new output solutions for the commercial display market,
bringing the premium look and feel of photo grade printing to UV-curable
inkjet media. The new offerings, which comprise KODAK PROFESSIONAL
UV-Curable Display Film and KODAK PROFESSIONAL UV-Curable Display Paper,
enable the creation of point-of-sale and backlit display materials
faster and at a lower cost.  Similar to KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA
Photographic Display Materials, these new products feature exceptional
clarity, consistency and quality for maximum productivity and retail
impact.

"Along with many industries, the commercial display market has been
impacted by the downturn that started in late 2008.  Initially, print
providers and specifiers sought less expensive printing alternatives but
these often resulted in compromises to quality, durability and business
results," said Steven Decker, General
Manager, Film, Paper and Output Systems and Vice President, Film,
Photofinishing and Entertainment Group, Eastman Kodak Company. "Today,
they are looking for maximum impact from the dollars they are spending
and are excited by the impact and affordability of these two new KODAK
products. With our new UV-Curable Display Film and Paper, our customers
can now offer a wider range of quality, cost and impact to their end
customers to provide long-lasting, durable photographic-like prints of
outstanding quality."

Specific Features and Benefits of the new UV-Curable Display Film and
Paper include:

  • High Quality Photographic Base Materials:
    The new film and paper leverage Kodak’s ENDURA platform to create
    high-quality base materials that offer consistent quality throughout the
    roll to deliver maximum throughput and help avoid costly rework often
    required when flaws in lower grade materials compromise results.  
  • Batch
    Consistency
    : Even during long runs, output quality remains
    consistent across rolls.  Kodak’s high quality proprietary receiver
    layer quality enables media to accept inks consistently across the run
    allowing colors and image quality to match from start to finish.
    Whether within the role across multiple rolls of media, consistent
    Kodak quality delivers predictable results and increased productivity.
  • Versatility:
    UV-Curable Display Media are extremely versatile. Customers can get
    near photo-quality displays at an economical cost. Both of the new media
    intermix well with traditional photographic signage and displays,
    enabling customers to offer a wider range of output solutions and to
    adapt printing strategies that balance quality and value.  Also, the
    durability of UV-curable inks enables customers to use UV-Curable Film
    for indoor display, as well as outdoor display, with a laminate applied.
    This greatly expands the photo-realistic opportunities for outdoor
    media. The unique properties of UV-Curable Display Film provide a
    "Day/Night" option ? traditional backlit display for night applications
    and daylight display where the reflective qualities of the media provide
    dramatic impact with zero energy use.    

UV-Curable
Display Film can be recycled and UV-Curable Display Paper end-of-life
can be managed though waste-to-energy (WTE). The UV-Curable Display
Paper will be available in the US beginning in February
2010
. The UV-Curable Display Film will be available in the US
beginning in April 2010.

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