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Is Your CTP Device or Digital Press Vulnerable to Hacking?
If you have an older platemaking system or digital press, you should be taking some steps to protect your print business from computer viruses and other forms of cyber attacks. The recent “WannaCry” ransomware used a flaw in Microsoft’s software to lock files so they couldn’t be used until the user paid a ransom to cyber criminals, and new malware is being developed and released continuously. Cyber attacks can cause costly interruptions and loss of data for any business, and print businesses are no exception. Printers that are using older equipment or equipment purchased secondhand could be particularly vulnerable. Below are recommendations from Kodak on some things you can do to protect the Digital Front End of your NexPress Press or workstation of your Kodak Platesetter, so you can keep running without interruption from possible future software attacks. Enable Automatic Software Updates Be sure to install and enable the Automatic Updates provi
Flower City Printing Confirms Plate Room Excellence with Kodak’s Uptime Discovery Program
Flower City Printing, a long-time Kodak plate and CTP customer based in Rochester, New York, recently learned how it can pay off to periodically review operations and processes, even if everything is going well. In December, Flower City Printing took advantage of Kodak’s new Uptime Discovery program to check out its 10-year-old KODAK MAGNUS Platesetter as part of an overall review of their operations. Craig Brothers, Director of Manufacturing at Flower City Printing, commented, “What really enticed me about Uptime Discovery was the true audit of all our processes. We print very well, but we’re trying to get even better, and are currently auditing all our processes within the company to improve our Color Assurance Program. Our goal is to drive consistency on every job. I’m validating inside, but I’m looking for technical people outside to assure that we’re going in the right direction. We looked to Kodak to verify that we are doing everything we should be doing in the plate r
Kodak Demonstrates Latest Pre-Press Technology to Boost Productivity and Growth for Printers at China Print 2017
For printers looking to improve the productivity of their operations and expand into new markets, your first and last stop is to Kodak’s stand at China Print booth 121, Hall E2 . Kodak will feature new plates that set new levels of on-press performance for print service providers and enhanced CtP technology with automation that delivers better efficiency and speed. SWORD MAX, SONORA, and LIBRA Plates and CTP automation offer efficiency, speed, durability, and sustainability The new KODAK SWORD MAX Thermal Plate, targeted for availability in Asia in Q4 2017, features the new patented Advanced Resin Technology (ART). ART provides exceptionally strong solvent resistance and scratch resistance, allowing SWORD MAX Plates to deliver high-performance features for commercial printers facing challenging press conditions. SWORD MAX Plates also provide improved handling, fast imaging and processing, high resolution, and support for reprintin