Kodak names Grand Prairie, Texas-based Graphic Resource as authorized reseller of its Versamark D-Series Imprinting Systems; digital presses 'ideally suited' for direct mail and variable-data or transactional printing, says Kodak GM

December 17, 2013 (press release) – Graphic Resource, Inc., a full-service company providing consulting, sales, technical expertise, and training for customers in the graphic arts industry, is now an authorized reseller of KODAK VERSAMARK D-Series Imprinting Systems. With this addition, the company is able to sell complete, turnkey solutions-including towers, inkjet, and inline finishing. The Graphic Resource imaging tower incorporates a unique design that facilitates the extension of printhead life, even at high rates of speed.

Serving customers from four strategically located facilities across the U.S., Graphic Resource sells the VERSAMARK DS6240 and VERSAMARK DS9100 Imprinting Systems to customers in the U.S. and Canada. Leveraging its many years of industry experience, Graphic Resource understands the individual needs of its customers and the many opportunities that exist in the market for providers with the right blend of equipment.

"We are in the midst of many changes in this industry, not the least of which is the strategic enhancement of offset technology with digital capabilities," said Davey Teague, President of Graphic Resources. "Adding the VERSAMARK D-Series Imprinting Systems to our portfolio helps us to build solutions for our customers that maximize existing infrastructure while opening new revenue streams. This is a logical next step for us, and we are excited to be integrating these inline inkjet imprinting solutions from one of the market pioneers in inkjet."

The KODAK VERSAMARK DS6240 Printing System is a 4.27 inch (10.84 cm) digital printing system that features resolutions of 240 x 240 dpi at speeds up to 1,000 fpm (300 mpm). The DS6240 is an extremely flexible, variable-data imprinting solution for ticket, tag and label, direct mail, transactional printing, forms, packaging and other commercial printing and spot color applications. It is ideal for personalization, graphics, addressing, barcoding, numbering and logos.

The KODAK VERSAMARK DS9100 Printing System, with a 9-inch printhead, can print at speeds up to 1,000 fpm (305 mpm) at 300 x 300 dpi. Designed to support the modularity of KODAK VERSAMARK Printing Systems and printing environments, the DS9100 System may be easily integrated into many different configurations, such as in-line with an offset press, all while printing 100 percent variable data. The combination of speed, quality, and flexibility makes the system a good fit for high-volume commercial printers.

"These products are ideally suited for a wide range of applications, such as direct mail and variable-data or transactional printing, and are very much in demand," noted Jerry Miller, Kodak's General Manager of Digital Printing Solutions for the U.S. and Canada. "Our goal is to make Kodak's market-leading solutions easily accessible to customers, so adding Graphic Resource-a well-known and trusted reseller-is the right move. Customers now have additional options for taking their businesses to the next level."

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