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Kodak - 12/2/2006

Kodak NEXPRESS 2500 Digital Press Used to Produce Book of Famed Rock and Roll Photographer Neal Preston's Work

Rochester, N.Y., Dec. 1 - Some of the greatest rock and roll performers of all time are captured in a collection 
by renowned photographer Neal Preston that is currently on exhibit in Hollywood, Calif. 

Kodak is supporting the exhibit by printing a commemorative soft cover book of the collection using a KODAK 
NEXPRESS 2500 digital production color press. The book is doubling both as a catalog to spur print sales and 
as part of an invitation package sent to VIP guests for a private opening. All profits from the exhibition's opening 
night print sales will benefit a new recovery program for wounded U.S. military personnel.

Preston's exhibit at the newly opened Morrison Hotel Gallery kicked off on Nov. 9 with an invitation only VIP 
fundraiser to benefit the Stevie Nicks Soldier's Angel Foundation. Nicks, a longtime friend of Preston's, recently 
created the foundation to aid the healing process of wounded U.S. servicemen and women returning from 
overseas duty through the gift of music. Donations are used to purchase iPods, which are loaded with music 
and personally given to the wounded recuperating at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C 
and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.  

The Preston collection opened to the public on Nov. 11. For information on the Morrison Hotel Gallery, visit 
www.morrisonhotelgallery.com  . 

"Kodak is excited to support Neal Preston's show at the Morrison Hotel Gallery and the wonderful efforts of the 
Stevie Nicks Soldier's Angel Foundation. Neal's amazing collection contains intimate portraits of many of rock's 
legendary artists, and donating  the printing of the catalog is an excellent way to showcase the capabilities of 
the KODAK NEXPRESS 2500 press to produce high quality, full color, short run books and promotional materials," 
said Mike Howard, Vice President of Marketing, Digital Printing Solutions, Kodak's Graphic Communications 
Group. 

Preston worked with Kodak on the design and production of the catalog for the show, which features 
photographs of such varied music industry giants as Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Dr. Dre, Fleetwood Mac, 
Bob Marley, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Who and Pearl Jam. 

The 116 page book was printed using a NEXPRESS 2500 digital production color press with a KODAK 
NEXGLOSSER glossing unit and fifth imaging unit. The NEXPRESS 2500 press offers a number of unique 
advantages for the photo services market, including speed that enables print service providers to deliver on the 
quick turnaround times that customers want when ordering custom photo applications. Popular applications 
include photo books, calendars and greeting cards. According to the Photo Marketing Association, the value 
of the custom service market approaches $1 billion annually and projections call for it to more than double in 
the next two years.

The NEXPRESS press boosts productivity with features such as inline booklet making and perfecting capabilities. 
The booklet maker for KODAK NEXPRESS digital production color presses is available inline or offline for collating, 
stitching, folding, trimming, and creating standard or square back booklets of up to 100 pages. A variety of finishing 
options and hundreds of qualified substrates allow for a wide range of product configurations, and give photo books 
and other applications a published look and feel.

KODAK products are backed by KODAK Service and Support, Kodak's worldwide service organization. 
Named Best Support Organization at the 2006 International Business Awards, KODAK Service and Support 
includes more than 3,000 professionals in 120 countries. These professionals are fully qualified to help customers 
control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.

www.kodak.com


 
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