Kodak Donates Unified Workflow and Proofing Solutions for Hands-On Learning at Ryerson University



    ROCHESTER, NY, March 31 /CNW/ - New KODAK Workflow and Proofing Solutions
provide hands-on training for the next generation of graphic communications
providers at Ryerson University. Donations to this leading Canadian
career-focused university include the KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System, KODAK
VERIS Digital Proofer and KODAK MATCHPRINT Inkjet Proofing System.
    "We are delighted to accept this very generous donation from Kodak," said
Dr. Daniel Doz, Dean of the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson
University. "Ryerson has a long history with Kodak, including the Kodak
Lecture Series hosted by our School of Image Arts, the Kodak Library located
in the University's library and archives. Now we have a program specific
software system that gives our graphic communications students the leading
edge skills they require to meet this growing industry's needs. Thanks to
Kodak's generosity, Ryerson's reputation as a leader in media arts will
continue to flourish."
    At the heart of KODAK Unified Workflow Solution is KODAK PRINERGY
Workflow Systems. The PRINERGY Workflow System is designed to streamline
production from original file to final printed job, improving productivity,
resource allocation, and, ultimately, a user's bottom line. PRINERGY Systems
are modular, open and scaleable to meet specific market needs, from small to
large commercial printers, publications, newspapers or packaging printing thru
optimized production, intelligent automation and advanced KODAK STACCATO
Screening and KODAK SPOTLESS Printing.
    At Ryerson, students will now be able to work with KODAK MATCHPRINT
Inkjet Proofing Solution enabling the next level of workflow connectivity and
color precision to drop on demand (DOD) inkjet proofing. Using innovative
screening and calibration technologies, and a Certified Process for Color
Confirmation. Using KODAK Proofing Software, customers will benefit from
excellent color accuracy, enhanced image smoothness, quick calibration tools
and direct connectivity to KODAK Workflow Solutions.
    "Kodak is pleased to help students further their education and honored to
help bring talented graphic communications individuals into the industry,"
said David Wigfield, Managing Director, United States and Canada, Kodak's
Graphic Communications Group.
    "Providing our students with Kodak's advanced proofing and workflow
technologies help further prepare them for job opportunities in the speed and
quality driven printing industry," said Abhay Sharma, Ph.D. Chair, Graphic
Communications Manager, Ryerson University. "Kodak's support will allow us to
provide students with a greater understanding of the importance of accurate
color and the benefits of implementing a seamless workflow."
    Students can also gain experience with the KODAK VERIS Digital Proofer.
Based on Kodak developed KODAK MULTI-DROP ARRAY Inkjet Imaging Technology,
this proofer precisely steers ink droplets for true 1500 x 1500 dpi
addressability at production speeds. The resulting drop placement accuracy,
superior four dimensional ("4D") color calibration and consistent, quality
controlled consumables are what allow the VERIS Proofer to deliver excellent
color consistency proof to proof and machine to machine. Moreover, the VERIS
Proofer is ICC compliant and connects to most popular prepress and design
applications.
    KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and
Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120
countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider,
delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the
commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging and data storage
industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to
provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize
business risk.

    About Ryerson University and the School of Graphic Communications
    Management

    The Heidelberg School of Graphic Communications Management is Canada's
only degree-granting program for the printing industry. Housed in a
30,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art press and prepress facility in downtown
Toronto, the School offers a four-year BTech in Graphic Communications
Management with 400 students enrolled at the undergraduate level. The School
is part of the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson University,
Canada's leader in career-focused education, offering close to 90 PhD,
master's, and undergraduate programs.
    For more information about Ryerson University's School of Graphic
Communications Management, visit www.ryerson.ca/gcm.

    About Kodak

    As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers,
businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and
printing to enrich their lives.
    To learn more, visit www.kodak.com, and our blogs: 1000words.kodak.com,
and 1000nerds.kodak.com.

    Editor's Note: Kodak corporate news releases are now offered via RSS
feeds. To subscribe, visit www.kodak.com/go/RSS and look for the RSS symbol.
In addition, Kodak podcasts are viewable at www.kodak.com/go/podcasts.
Podcasts may be downloaded for viewing on iTunes, Quicktime, or other PC-based
media players. Users may also subscribe to Kodak podcasts via the iTunes store
by typing "Kodak Close Up" in the search field at the top of the iTunes Store
window.
    For more information about Kodak's Graphic Communications Group, visit
www.graphics.kodak.com. For downloading photos from Kodak's image library,
visit: www.kodak.com/go/gcg_images .

    (Kodak, Prinergy, Veris, Matchprint, Staccato and Spotless are trademarks
    of Eastman Kodak Company.)

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Ann Moscicki, Kodak, (585)
724-5816, Ann.Moscicki@kodak.com; Amanda Slaver, Eric Mower and Associates,
(585) 389-1876, KodakPR@mower.com; Shirley Lewchuk, Ryerson University, (416)
979-5000 ext 2726, Slewchuk@ryerson.ca

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