Eastman Park Micrographics (EPM) and Agfa-Gevaert Affirm Commitment to Micrographics Market with Extended Supply Agreement
Extended agreement between EPM and Agfa provides continued product supply to market
Dallas, TX, USA and Mortsel, Belgium, (March 12, 2018) - Eastman Park Micrographics (EPM) and Agfa-Gevaert are pleased to announce they have extended well into the future their multi-year agreement to ensure the continued and uninterrupted supply of the broadest portfolio of micrographics media and chemicals to the document management, information, and preservation markets. Under this extended agreement, EPM and Agfa will continue to collaborate on the ongoing portfolio development and specifications for microfilm products, and Agfa will exclusively manufacture and supply IMAGELINK-branded products for EPM to distribute to its worldwide network of distribution partners and users.
“Microfilm continues to be the only medium capable of providing a low-cost and low-risk alternative for the long term management of vital information and documents” noted Robert Breslawski, Worldwide Product Director at EPM. “Governments and commercial businesses around the world continue to record critical information with permanent value on microfilm as a complement to their digital storage, ensuring availability and protection for hundreds of years.”
Marc Van Damme, VP Marketing and Sales of the Agfa Specialty Products business group, adds: "The long-term supply agreement that Agfa and EPM signed early 2013 has proven to be a winning strategy for both sides. Agfa is pleased with the market's continued use of microfilm and is well-geared to sustain its manufacturing to the highest quality standards."
EPM offers a complete portfolio of IMAGELINK microfilm, chemicals, equipment and expertise to its customers as part of its Reference Archive System. IMAGELINK Archive Writers, manufactured by EPM in the United States, provide an easy way to record digital files to microfilm, including document images from paper scanners and business files created with tools such as Microsoft Office. EPM and many of its Authorized Media Distributors also offer microfilm writing services for those customers who need the benefits of microfilm, but would prefer an outsourced alternative.
EPM’s disaster recovery program, providing assistance in rescuing and recovering damaged microfilm, is provided at no charge for users of IMAGELINK products. For more information please visit the EPM Services website, send an email to email@example.com, or contact a local EPM Distributor.
IMAGELINK 2400 and 3000 DV Plus Scanners provide upgrade path for aging equipment and software
Dallas TX (September 21, 2017) - (EPM) is keenly aware that there are many institutions and businesses that still rely on the ability to retrieve vital information and images from historical microfilm collections. However much of the aging equipment in use today cannot fully participate in current user environments due to compatibility limitations imposed by obsolete computer operating systems, or older SCSI interface technology.
With the IMAGELINK Digital Scanner series, users may be able to upgrade existing in house equipment without the cost of a complete replacement. Users with older Kodak DSV or DSV-E models, or Minolta MS 6000 and 7000 models, can replace them with modern 64-bit Windows 10 compatible IMAGELINK 2400 or 3000 DV Plus Scanners without purchasing new carriers, lenses and other accessories. In addition to saving expense, upgrading from older equipment allows use of PowerFilm Application Software to send images to network users, or print to any networked device instead of a dedicated laser printer.
For locations running other equipment from Kodak, Minolta, Bell and Howell, or Canon, EPM is providing discounts to its Authorized Equipment Distributors through the end of 2017 as part of the fall upgrade promotion. For more information please visit the EPM website, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact a local EPM Distributor.
EPM offers a complete portfolio of IMAGELINK microfilm, chemicals, equipment and expertise to its customers as part of its Reference Archive System. Additionally, EPM’s disaster recovery program, providing assistance in rescuing and recovering damaged microfilm, is provided at no charge for users of IMAGELINK products.
IMAGELINK and INFOGUARD are trademarks of Eastman Park Micrographics, Inc.
Dallas TX (March 7, 2017) - Eastman Park Micrographics announces that its longstanding INFOGUARD Quality Assurance Program will now feature new INFOGUARD certifications to acknowledge and differentiate participating labs.
Eastman Park Micrographics (EPM) Announces New Infoguard Film Processing Lab
Now offering microfilm with pre-paid processing and special case quantities as additional options to customers and partners
Dallas TX (October 14, 2014) - Eastman Park Micrographics is proud to announce the opening of its EPM Microfilm Processing Lab located in its Dallas headquarters. As part of this new lab, EPM is offering customers the option to purchase microfilm with processing included for those who wish to record or expose their own images onto IMAGELINK products, but prefer to outsource their processing to a high quality lab.
Eastman Park Micrographics (EPM) Continues Investment in Reference Archive Solutions with New Software Release
Imagelink Application Software Version 4 provides significantly faster throughput for the 4800 and 9600 series Archive Writers
Dallas, TX – Eastman Park Microfilm (EPM) is pleased to announce the newest version of the IMAGELINK ™ 9600 Application Software for the IMAGELINK family of Archive Writers. Responding to continued market developments in document scanning and electronic document creation, Version 4 combines updated imaging tools with other enhancements to provide:
- significantly faster conversion speeds for a wide variety of image formats and file types, including up to 80% for PDF files. When using Input Processor to pre‐convert images and verify job setups, or when converting “on the fly”, faster conversion saves time and increases overall throughput.
- enhanced image quality for multi-bit images.
- lower cost when processing Microsoft Office documents. Version 4 includes converters for standard Microsoft Office application formats, eliminating the need to purchase and install additional licenses.
Version 4 also provides a path forward for customers upgrading their PCs or moving to Windows 8 and 10 operating systems. Earlier versions of IMAGELINK Application Software support through Windows 7.
When used in conjunction with the 4800 and 9600 series Archive Writers, the IMAGELINK™ 9600 Application Software is ideal for converting digitally created or scanned compound business documents to compact, permanent images preserved on trusted IMAGELINK Reference Archive Media.
The IMAGELINK 9600 Series Archive Writers are designed and tested to perform and yield optimum results when used as part of the Reference Archive System including IMAGELINK Archive Writers, IMAGELINK RA film and IMAGELINK processing chemicals. This 16mm, high‐quality microfilm is ISO/ANSI‐certified for a life expectancy of a minimum 500 years when properly processed and stored under controlled conditions.
The portfolio of EPM Reference Archive products provides an inexpensive and secure solution to the hazard of digital‐only records storage of critical business documents. Reference archiving technology copies the records you wish to secure onto ISO‐standard archival media. All the information included in the original record is captured, in context. These non‐volatile documents can be accessed electronically to authenticate current activities, such as an online transaction, or to support audit activities triggered by regulatory activities and legal actions. Long‐term access and retrieval is secure.
For additional information, contact EPM at email@example.com
Eastman Park Micrographics was formed in March 2011 upon the purchase of the micrographic business from Eastman Kodak Company, including the ongoing rights to manufacture and sell former branded Kodak micrographics equipment. EPM now markets its media and equipment under its trademark IMAGELINK brand. EPM’s mission is to develop and supply the microfilm materials, equipment and service to address the needs of the preservation market worldwide. In January 2013, EPM entered into a long-term worldwide master supply agreement with Agfa to provide additional IMAGELINK-branded micrographic products and photo chemicals to the market. In December of 2013, EPM acquired the assets and business of Imaging 411 and now provides EPM Support directly to its customers in the US and Canada.
Eastman Park Micrographics (EPM) Introduces New IMAGELINK Professional Film
As part of its relationship with Agfa, Eastman Park Micrographics (EPM) launches a new family of direct duplicating film under IMAGELINK brand.
Dallas, TX – Eastman Park Micrographics (EPM) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new family of direct duplicating films under the brand IMAGELINK Professional Direct Duplicating Film. In January 2013, EPM signed a long-term supply agreement with Agfa-Gevaert Group (Agfa) to provide microfilm and related photo chemicals to the market. While EPM already provides the broadest portfolio of micrographic media to the worldwide markets, these new products demonstrate the stated intent of creating additional products based on EPM’s relationship with Agfa.
“This film is specially formulated for optimum contrast to meet the needs of the broadest possible audience of duplication film users, including all applications for newspapers, periodicals as well as standard office and text documents”, says Robert Breslawski, Worldwide Media Product Manager at EPM.
The new film will be called IMAGELINK Professional Direct Duplicating Microfilm and will be available in a multitude of formats. Thickness and formats will include PET 06 (2.5mil), PET10 (4.0mil), 16mm, 35mm and 105mm, in various lengths from 305M (1000’) to 762M (2500’).
Introduction will occur over the next several months but limited samples are available at this time. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
IMAGELINK is a trademark of Eastman Park Micrographics, Inc.
Eastman Park Micrographics (EPM) is pleased to announce new branding of media products featuring its IMAGELINK trademark. As you are aware, EPM has already rebranded its equipment, chemicals, and some media to feature IMAGELINK. As the next step, EPM has requested Kodak to update its media production to feature the IMAGELINK brand as well.