Kodak Announces Improved CTP Automation Portfolio

Kodak Extends CTP Options Giving Printers Choice, Efficiency and Speed

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY, Saturday, February 27, 2016 —

Drupa visitors interested in the company’s full span of prepress offerings can experience Kodak’s enhanced CTP portfolio with better speed and new, affordable automation options to best fit today’s customer needs.

Kodak will unveil its rapidly growing range of automation options to complement the renowned TRENDSETTER and ACHIEVE CTP families at drupa 2016.

The new Multi Cassette Unit (MCU)1, the new Single Cassette Unit (SCU) and the new In-Line Punch System for KODAK TRENDSETTER Platesetter and KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter create a formidable range of options that will help offset printers to produce operationally efficient, finished plates without costly remakes and errors. All of these options deliver functionality and performance in a compact footprint driving efficiency for the printer.

The latest additions to Kodak’s CTP portfolio continue the expansion of affordable CTP offerings, including the robust, entry-level KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter which was recently introduced. The KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter is now established as a highly reliable, high quality CTP at an affordable price point, which now has grown to be an established presence around the world. Sustainability is critical to Kodak and its customers and the latest generation of KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetters features a new cooling system which improves the power savings by an additional 43% from its initial design, down to only 400 watts while imaging.

Building on the industry leading KODAK SQUAREspot imaging technology, Kodak will also announce the introduction of an ultra-high speed KODAK TRENDSETTER Platesetter1, which significantly increases throughput to 68 plates per hour to create the world’s fastest process-free CTP in the world. This configuration will deliver a more efficient, compact and faster plate making process – all without chemistry or processor use.

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Kodak will be showcasing new options to connect remotely to your CTP using a Mobile application1 from your handheld device. This will enable printers to easily attend their operations remotely wherever they are, driving further flexibility and responsiveness to today’s ever changing business demands.

“Kodak will keep investing to create more choices and options in the future to enhance our customers’ quality, efficiency and flexibility,” said Chris Balls, GM Output Devices and VP Print Systems Division, from Kodak. “Since Kodak introduced the thermal CTP technology at drupa in 1995, we have shipped over 20,000 CTP devices worldwide. This is a strong testament to our customer’s demand for Kodak’s market-leading CTP technology, strong support infrastructure and broad portfolio that enables them to choose a device that perfectly fits their needs. Combined with Kodak’s robust plate portfolio, customers are assured that they are getting the best, full-system and highest-value solution on the market today.”

1 Commercially available by early 2017.

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