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    NexPress and Canon Europa Sign Three-Year Sales and Distribution Agreement for Digital Production monochrome Presses 

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. & AMSTELVEEN, Netherlands–Aug. 2004–


      Canon Europa To Sell iR Digital Production monochrome Printing Systems in Europe, Middle East and Africa; Systems Designed and Made by Kodak's NexPress Solutions, Inc.  



    Canon Europa N.V. and NexPress Solutions, Inc., a Kodak company, today announced a three-year sales, distribution and service agreement for digital production monochrome presses.

    Under the agreement, Canon Europa will have the option to sell the range of NEXPRESS black-and-white digital production systems in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. NexPress designs and manufactures this award-winning product family, and will provide accessories, software, and service parts to Canon Europe. Canon will be offering consultation to customers, tailoring the products to work as part of an efficient workflow solution.

    NexPress and Canon also have sales and service agreements for the NexPress black-and-white production systems in the United States and Japan. At the drupa 2004 trade show in May, Canon, Inc. and NexPress announced a number of areas where the two companies are collaborating to develop workflow solutions designed to promote the development of network based digital printing.

    "NexPress' digital monochrome press technology offers our customers remarkably high quality, productivity and versatility. We believe our agreement with NexPress will help Canon continue to expand its presence in the graphic arts and professional printing industry throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East," said Hajime Tsuroka, president and CEO, Canon Europa.

    "With Canon's strong brand and consultative approach to business in these regions, we expect this agreement to help NexPress expand its global customer presence," said Venkat Purushotham, president and CEO, NexPress.

    NexPress is part of Kodak's Graphic Communications Group, which holds one of the industry's broadest portfolios of digital printing to serve customer needs from wide format inkjet printing and transactional black-and-white and color printing, to high-end on-demand color publishing and continuous inkjet.

    "We are pleased to extend our relationship with Canon, one that has been successful on many fronts – from technology development to sales on a global basis," said James Langley, president, Graphic Communications Group, and senior vice president, Eastman Kodak Company. "Our relationship with Canon will bring powerful digital printing solutions and services to our respective customers."

    About NexPress Systems

    Designed to combine high productivity, reliability and quality with digital workflows, the line of black-and-white production printers is well suited to all demanding production printing environments. The line of printers run at 110 to 150 pages per minute (ppm), and are designed to maintain that speed, even when optional accessories – such as hole punching and binding – are attached. The systems have a duty cycle of 1 to 5 million impressions per month, depending on a customer's job stream and number of shifts.

    About NexPress Solutions, Inc.

    NexPress Solutions, Inc. is part of Eastman Kodak Company's Graphic Communications Group. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., NexPress designs, develops and markets advanced solutions and consumables for digital color and black-and-white print production.

    Its award-winning portfolio includes the KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 digital production color press and the family of KODAK DIGIMASTER digital production systems for high-volume monochrome printing. For more information, visit color=#0000ffU http://www.nexpress.com/U.

    About Canon Europa

    Canon is a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging and information technology solutions for individuals and businesses.

    A subsidiary of Canon Inc. of Japan, Canon Europa is the operational headquarters for Canon in Europe and is based in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. Canon Europa, together with its subsidiary Canon Europe Ltd. based in Stockley park, London, supports the activities of the entire Canon European organisation, including all the national sales organisations based in countries throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. The main focus for Canon in European business activity is in two clearly defined markets: Business Solutions (developing IT products, solutions and services for both the office and professional print environments) and Consumer Imaging (Input solutions: photography, video and digital camera; and Output solutions: Bubble Jet Printers). Canon Europa employs almost 500 people in Amsterdam.

    * Post was edited: 2004-09-02 09:45:00