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Kodak announces new CTP options offering newspaper printers more productivity, efficiency and sustainability
Kodak is taking advantage of WAN-IFRA World Publishing Expo (October 10, to 12, 2016, Vienna Exhibition Center) to announce enhancements to its highly automated thermal CTP portfolio for newspaper. Since Kodak’s invention of thermal plate imaging technology 21 years ago, the company has shipped over 21,000 CTP units worldwide, of which over 2,500 are newspaper CTP’s. These new options will give newspaper printers more speed, efficiency and control in the platemaking process. Higher speed imaging provides increased throughput and efficiency Kodak has successfully introduced a 16% laser power improvement for both the KODAK GENERATION NEWS and the KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetters, meaning newspaper printers can image more plates in a shorter time. Thanks to the additional laser power, the throughput of the GENERATION NEWS Platesetter Z-speed version has increased from 258 to 277 KODAK SONORA NEWS Process Free Plates per hour while that of the TREN
Kodak demonstrates leadership through innovation at drupa 2016 with outstanding results
Kodak today declared drupa 2016 a resounding success, having reached its sales target on day 7 and 181% of target on the final day of the show. Tens of thousands of visitors, prospects and customers from around the world visited the Kodak Quarter over the course of 11 days to do business and see the company’s latest innovations, including more than 20 new products and technologies launched at the show. Jeff Clarke, CEO of Kodak, commented: “Kodak came to drupa 2016 to demonstrate our long-term commitment to the print, publishing and packaging industries, reflected in our Print. For Good. message. We also clearly positioned Kodak at the forefront of the industry through the strength of our new technologies to continue driving the sustainability of the markets they serve. Hitting our sales target on Day 7 was testimony of the strengths of our products and Kodak’s standing in the print industry.” Kodak also demonstrated its influence in future technologies, i
It’s Showtime for CTP!
By Chris Balls General Manager Output Devices and VP Print Systems Division So here we are, well into the second week of drupa - and the energy on the stand is still fantastic. The outstanding and innovative Kodak booth has helped create such a positive atmosphere that many potential customers seem genuinely excited to be here. The Kodak staff has been able to feed off that energy throughout this long event, which has helped the team put in such an outstanding performance. This is the culmination of months of preparation - and now it really is showtime for CTP! The new products that the Output Device business has brought to drupa this year have been universally well received, including the Multi Cassette Unit (MCU) for Trendsetter and Achieve . The MCU features online access to four cassettes of 120 plates each; a total of 480 plates can be imaged without manual intervention. It's the perfect addition to Kodak's recently introduced Single Cassette Unit (S