Cambridge, UK, 9th October 2019 – Kodak and the ASL Group, one of the largest established managed-office services suppliers in the UK, announced a reseller agreement under which ASL will become a key supplier of KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Presses in the market. Complementing Kodak’s existing sales team, ASL will offer Kodak NEXPRESS Presses to its commercial print customers through its network of 11 locations across the UK.

“Printers who have added digital printing to their portfolio of services are increasingly looking for technology that gives them the flexibility to move more high-volume jobs from their offset machines, while also delivering short-run and customized jobs with exceptional quality,” said Darren Chard, UK Sales and Marketing Director, Kodak. “Our partnership with ASL will help more printers across the UK integrate the highest quality production level digital print technology into their operations while receiving exceptional support and services from Kodak’s dedicated team of service professionals.”

ASL works with over 6,000 customers nationally and has built a reputation for delivering impartial advice and consultancy to companies looking to increase productivity, drive better business performance, and reduce costs.  ASL’s Commercial and Industrial Print Division has just recorded its record year. It assists customers in moving to a digital printing platform with independent knowledge and recommendations.

“Our vendor-neutral approach allows us to recommend the best technology for each individual client,” said Will Doherty, Commercial and Industrial Printing Systems Director at ASL.  “The partnership with Kodak represents a significant milestone for ASL as we continue to develop our portfolio of products in the commercial print space.  We are delighted to be adding the NEXPRESS platform to our range and look forward to working closely with Darren and his team.”

The NEXPRESS Platform delivers unique advantages other digital color presses can’t match. The KODAK Fifth Imaging Unit Solution allows inline coating, glossing, or a fifth color to expand the printing gamut and reproduce spot colors. The NEXPRESS Platform is proven on a wide range of substrates in many weights and sizes. With reliable, consistent image quality and a duty cycle of 5,000 A4/letter sheets per hour, the NEXPRESS Press is ideal for small to medium-sized commercial printers, in-plants, and digital service bureaus. The NEXPRESS Press also enables printers to leverage the KODAK Fifth Imaging Unit solutions to produce print that stands out from the crowd. The innovative family of specialty inks and finishes delivers digital print enhancements that print buyers are looking for, including metallic clear, clear, opaque white, gold, and dimensional clear dry ink. With the optional long-sheet capability, PSPs are also able to print sheet lengths up to 48 inches, opening the door to even more applications.

ASL will start selling Kodak’s portfolio of NEXPRESSES from October 2019.