Kodak and Konica Minolta Team Up
Kodak and Konica Minolta have partnered to offer their costumers access to both companies' digital printing solutions. Under the new global distribution agreement, the companies will offer production digital printing systems from each company’s portfolio, providing customers with more options. The agreement capitalizes on Kodak’s expertise and solutions in the mid- to high-volume cut-sheet digital printing market and Konica Minolta’s strength in the light- to mid-production printing market.
Under the new agreement, Kodak will sell the Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C6000, C7000 and Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C8000 in the U.S., U.K., Germany and France and the Konica Minolta bizhub PRO 1200/1200P monochrome digital presses in the U.S. Kodak will offer the full line of equipment, controllers and accessories associated with the Konica Minolta portfolio, including the Print Controller for the CREO Color Server developed by Kodak’s Print On Demand Solutions Group, which can easily integrate with the KODAK PRINERGY Workflow for control in a multi-vendor environment.
Konica Minolta will continue to sell the Kodak Digimaster and will also add the Kodak NexPress to its portfolio in the U.S. Konica Minolta will continue to sell Kodak NexPress presses in Australia. In Europe and Japan, Konica Minolta has begun to sell the Kodak Digimaster.