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PRESS RELEASE: Unibind Teams With Kodak To Offer New Digital Imaging Solutions
Customers Print Professionally-Bound Lay-Flat Hanging Calendars & Photo Albums from Kodak Kiosks Nationwide
Alpharetta, GA, February 8, 2008 - Peleman Industries, manufacturer of Unibind
high-quality binding, lamination and presentation products, announced today that it has partnered with Eastman Kodak Company to offer professional quality, lay-flat photobooks and calendars to customers nationwide.
Through the Kodak/Unibind agreement, retailers are offering Kodak-approved, lay-flat photobooks and calendars in-store from their digital photographic prints using the latest Kodak Picture Kiosks, Kodak software, and Unibind binding technology. The photo albums are composed of materials screened for use with photographic media and are offered as both hard and soft covers, with hardcovers finished in black linen. The service went live at kiosks around the United States in December 2007.
"We are proud of our relationship with Kodak," said Rusty Redecker, Vice President of Photo for Unibind North America. "These books are a combination of Unibind's binding technologies and Kodak's commitment to image preservation. The books can be made in retail using any type of photographic print. Books lay flat, are easy to assemble, and are high-quality in appearance."
The collaboration between Unibind and Kodak is an example of how photo-industry firms are responding to the digital-imaging revolution and its impact on the retail photo industry. Technologies, such as Kodak's kiosk software and Unibind's binding capabilities drive print traffic in stores, increasing margins and offering more options for the consumer. For more information, see www.unibind.com.
About Peleman Industries
Founded in 1939, Peleman Industries is a privately held manufacturer of the Unibind line of binding, laminating and presentation products. With its worldwide headquarters in Puurs, Belgium, the company opened its U.S. corporate office in Alpharetta, GA, in 1999. Today, Unibind products are distributed on six continents in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.unibind.com.
Unibind is the North American arm of Peleman Industries, a privately held manufacturer of binding, laminating and presentation products founded in 1939. The company opened its U.S. corporate office in Alpharetta, Ga., in 1999. Today, Unibind products are distributed on six continents in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.unibind.com.
Kodak is the world's foremost imaging innovator. With sales of $10.7 billion in 2006, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak's system of digital and traditional products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere. Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging. Creative professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images. More information about Kodak (NYSE:EK) is available at www.kodak.com.
(First posted on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 14:12 EST)