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Announcing the Winners of the 2019 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award
Kodak, a global leader in developing sustainable printing solutions, awarded 52 printers from around the world, a record number, the 2019 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award. The program, now in its seventh year, celebrates printers who are leaders in adopting sustainable practices that benefit the environment, their business and their customers. Since the launch of the SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award program in 2013, the number of award applications has grown alongside the industry’s embrace of sustainable solutions. Kodak is pleased to announce that the 2019 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award program now recognizes more than one winner per region, reflecting increased geographic diversity in the applications. In addition to integrating KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates into their operations, each of the 52 companies demonstrated an ongoing commitment to investing in sustainable business practices. The winners were judged on a range of criteria by Kodak’s Health Sa
KODAK SONORA X Process Free Plates Reap Immediate Benefits for Inserts East
Inserts East, located in New Jersey, is a family-owned and operated commercial printing company specializing in printing newspaper and direct mail advertising inserts. The company works with some of the largest retail corporations, both regionally and nationally, that serve the grocery and food industry, furniture and bedding markets, sporting goods, drug stores, arts and crafts, auto, consumer electronics, and more. One of its largest customers, a regional grocery store chain out of the Northeast, requires high volumes that can run up to six million impressions for its weekly flyers with multiple versions on tight deadlines. Besides accommodating the need for both short and long run lengths, Inserts East provides customers with a range of paper stocks, from the lightest newsprint to heavy coated sheets, while providing around-the-clock production coverage powered by nine heatset press lines, which print copy ranging from 9” to a 50” web size. For many y
Got Questions about Going Process-Free? We Have Answers.
When a new technology passes the early adoption phase in terms of performance and cost to implement, acceptance rates evolve quickly – especially when economic drivers change, or pain points increase. Today, the Print industry is experiencing rapid change and new challenges that are accelerating the shift to new innovative technologies that eliminate waste and increase profitability. With the launch of KODAK SONORA X Process Free Plates, the benefits of process free plates became widely accessible to most printers around the world, allowing more of the industry to eliminate all the costs, waste and variability of processing. Before the launch of SONORA X Process Free Plates in 2018, however, process free wasn’t for everyone. With the new technology behind SONORA X Plates, the situation has changed. Because these plates offer longer run lengths (for web and UV) and better FM capability than previous generations of process free plates,