A new strategic partnership between Kodak and Konica Minolta has been agreed by the two companies.

According to Kodak, the move will ensure that customers are given access to the largest portfolio of cut-sheet digital printing products in the world.

Philip J Faraci, president of the company, said it understands the needs of its customers and is committed to offering them a comprehensive portfolio of items.

He stated that the firm is "proud" to offer items from Konica Minolta alongside its own cut-sheet print solutions.

"Kodak's business development programs along with expertise in traditional and digital workflow provide a comprehensive platform for customer growth," he commented.

The agreement will affect many key markets around the world, such as the UK, France and Germany, as well as the United States and Japan.

This comes shortly after Kodak revealed that sales in its Consumer Digital Imaging Group went up by five per cent last year.