Kodak and Blue Star Expand Relationship with Three-Year Direct Plate Supply Agreement

April 11, 2014

Sydney, April 11th 2014 – Australia’s leading print communications business, Blue Star and Kodak are expanding their relationship with a three-year direct plate and technology supply agreement.

For over 15 years, Kodak has helped Blue Star continuously improve its prepress operations and deliver superior print quality to its customers with innovative plate and prepress technologies. Under the new agreement, Kodak will continue to supply Blue Star with KODAK TRILLIAN SP Thermal Plates and KODAK ELECTRA XD Thermal Plates.

Steve Venn, Kodak Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, comments “We are very pleased to continue our strong relationship with Blue Star. Blue Star Group team’s commitment to deliver high quality print and innovative solutions aligns well with Kodak’s approach to business. In an extremely competitive market, Blue Star has been able to improve efficiencies across its business, while delivering consistently high quality product to its customers. Kodak is very pleased to continue this relationship for the next three years.

Blue Star’s Mike Shannon said, “The strong performance of Kodak plates and its solutions approach has been an important factor in our decision. Our mission is to delight our customers and with Kodak as a strong plate and technology solutions partner we look forward to continuing this relationship.

In extending our relationship with Kodak, their ability to deliver consistent quality for our customers with ongoing service support and a total solutions approach were extremely important as we look to stay a step ahead for our customers.”

About Kodak
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. Kodak serves customers with disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions for the product goods packaging, graphic communications and functional printing industries. The company also offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com or kodakasia.com.

About Blue Star
Blue Star Group is one of Australia's largest and most diverse print communications businesses. It is owned by Sydney based Wolseley Private
Equity and the Selig family, whose origins in the industry date back to the early 1900’s. Blue Star provides creative design, printing, direct mail, logistics, managed communications and mobile interactive solutions that help thousands of Australian businesses connect with their customers. Blue Star businesses include Blue Star Print, Blue Star DM, Blue Star IQ and Webstar. Blue Star employs 1,000 talented and committed people across its operations in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. The group services all major industry sectors including financial services, publishing, retail, healthcare, communications, property, clubs and associations, not-for-profit, utilities, manufacturing, education and government.


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