Kodak Scoops Two Prestigious 2020 InterTech Technology Awards

Rochester, New York, September 18, 2020 – Kodak is delighted to have received two very prestigious InterTech Technology Awards for the Uteco Sapphire EVO M digital web press powered by KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology and for KODAK PROSPER QD Packaging Inks and Film Optimizer Agent (FOA). The InterTech™ Technology Awards, sponsored by Printing United Alliance, honors innovative technologies which in the view of an independent panel of judges are expected to have a major impact on the graphic communications and related industries.

The Sapphire EVO M is the first high-speed production inkjet press for flexible packaging print, creating high-quality imagery using water-based inks on substrates ranging from paper to film. The press provides low

Kodak has made the decision to withdraw from Drupa 2021.

“Kodak’s commitment to the safety of our employees and customers during the COVID19 pandemic is paramount. The continued concerns and impacts of the pandemic make it difficult for us to commit resources for such an event in these uncertain times,” said Jim Continenza, Executive Chairman, Eastman Kodak Company.
Kodak will continue to invest in the print industry, doubling down on digital print and delivering the products our customers need to drive productivity and growth as the industry

IBP purchases Agfa Anapurna RTR3200i to boost production

IBP has purchased its second Agfa printer Anapurna RTR3200i LED 6C.

According to the Ivory Coast-based business’ general manager Ali Ezzeddine, it was necessary to invest in a new machine to boost production followed by an increased demand.

He added, “The African market is changing with most large companies  looking for precision provided by the  LED technology.”

The LED version was launched in 2017. It is a heavy-duty 3.2 meter-wide roll-to-roll UV LED-inkjet printer, which prints

Jacky’s Business Solutions appoints Saasz Solutions as a Strategic Reseller in the Gulf region

Jacky’s Business Solutions, a graphics solutions partner for HP, has appointed Saasz Solutions as a “Strategic Reseller” for promoting HP’s low volume and mid volume Latex printers in the countries that are covered by the partnership agreement between Jacky’s and HP. Jacky’s will support the sales channels that Saasz develops, particularly in the Print Service Provider (PSP) segments.

Under the agreement, Saasz will work with PSP’s to unlock opportunities for growth in this sector

Dantex partners with Afra for MEA distribution

Dantex announced a new distributor agreement for the MEA region with Dubai-based Afra International DMCC. The move represents expansion of the group’s new digital division.  

Commenting on the partnership, Afra International’s general manager, Vinay Krishnan, said: “In providing both short and long runs, as well as being able to work with conventional label stock, Dantex’s UV inkjet solutions are the perfect fit for printers in the MEA region. As a complete digital solution, both the