Press release from issuing company
Release date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
To help drive business and market reach, Kodak is expanding its Channel Partner network with the appointment of Print & Finishing Solutions (PFS) as a new reseller. Kodak has reached an agreement with PFS to distribute Kodak’s complete current range of products and system solutions for the printing industry throughout its sales territory. As a KODAK Channel Partner, PFS will sell KODAK PROSPER Inkjet Presses and Imprinting Systems, KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Software Solutions, KODAK Offset CTP Systems and KODAK Printing Plates.
Established in 2000 and headquartered in Placentia, California, PFS has grown to a team of nearly 40 employees and today is the largest independent distributor of commercial printing equipment in the western United States. The company covers 18 states with its sales and service activities and operates out of 4 facilities for increasing its regional proximity to a growing customer base. A “Business Partner in Print and Finishing”, PFS offers a comprehensive product portfolio that includes offset presses, digital printing systems, wide format printing solutions, a wide range of post-press and finishing equipment as well as consumables.
“This new distribution partnership with Kodak provides an ideal complement and extension to our existing range of products. The KODAK PROSPER Presses enable us to expand our digital offering with high-volume production printing solutions that are on par with traditional offset in terms of quality and productivity. We are excited to have the opportunity to offer high-speed continuous inkjet to clients that are ready to move up from toner-based systems or that need to reduce labor costs and increase capacity in their offset operations without compromising on quality” said Christian Stauss, CEO, Print & Finishing Solutions. Kian Hemmen, Western Regional Sales Manager RMGT, Print & Finishing Solutions, added: “Furthermore, KODAK PRINERGY Workflow automation software fills a gap in our existing offering, and of course, KODAK CTPs and plates are a perfect fit for our offset press business as we must meet our customers’ desire to be a one-stop shop for all their needs.”
“We are delighted to welcome Print & Finishing Solutions as a new KODAK Channel Partner. PFS has 23 years of expertise as a trusted sales and service organization focused on the printing and graphic arts industries. With its professional consulting approach, PFS is ideally positioned to help printers benefit from the capabilities and advantages of Kodak’s innovative solutions,” commented Jeff Zellmer, VP Sales & Strategy, Kodak.