Executive Quotes"In today's printing environment, businesses need to invest in technologies that complement long-established production methods, yet also enable them to drive newspaper printing into the future," said Jack Knadjian, Managing Director, KP Services (Jersey) Limited. "Kodak has pioneered inkjet printing for newspapers and is ready to show the world the next generation of inkjet presses with the speed and quality provided by KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology. It would not have been possible to print so many titles with such a diversity of print runs (less than 300 to more than 17,000) and some with very high page counts using offset technology. Through KP Services (Jersey) Limited, we will now be able to demonstrate the value of KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses to our customers around the world." "This is a welcome investment into the Jersey economy by such a prestigious global company. The partnership between Kodak UK and the Guiton Group will see the very latest digital printing technology coming to the island, new jobs created and new skills being learned," said Senator Lyndon Farnham, Jersey's Minister for Economic Development. "The Jersey operation will be a worldwide showcase for the digital printing of newspapers and we are delighted to see such innovation and investment brought to the island." "After 125 years of consistently printing our own titles, it is fair to say that any third-party solution needed to be technologically superior for us to consider moving from self-sufficiency to this type of partnership," said Paul Carter, Managing Director, Guiton Publishing and the Jersey Evening Post. "We've been watching digital development for over a decade and always held back due to the speed and reliability issues that this technology struggled with previously. We are confident that adding the KODAK PROSPER 6000 Presses, combined with the Hunkeler finishing equipment and our own expertise in publishing and distribution, makes this the right time to move forward. In the year when we celebrate our 125 th anniversary, it is satisfying to invest in future-proofing our business in this way." *Assumes 48-page tabloid newspapers.
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