Kodak recently installed the first W-speed KODAK TRENDSETTER Q800 Platesetter with Autoloader (AL) automation in India. Multivista Global Pvt. Ltd, a company specializing in printing and book manufacturing based in Chennai in southeast India, opted for Kodak's automated CTP solution. The sale, in which Kodak channel partner Insight Print Communication played a pivotal role, was preceded by an extensive evaluation of the CTP market by Multivista Global.
The book printer is significantly expanding its platemaking capacity with the CTP solution from Kodak to meet growing customer demand. The W-speed TRENDSETTER Q800 Platesetter offers a throughput of up to 66 B1 or 8-up plates per hour and the Autoloader unit supports fully automatic loading and unloading of up to 80 plates.
"The deciding factors for our choice of Kodak's CTP technology were that Kodak could meet our speed requirements and is known as a reliable partner to the printing industry for its high-quality and robust CTP solutions," said Karthik Narayan Ravi, Director, Multivista Global. "Kodak's extensive expertise as a manufacturer and supplier of printing plates, especially process-free plates, also impressed us. Finally, we need strong local service and engineering support, which is ensured by Kodak's channel partner Insight Print Communication."
The sale of the TRENDSETTER Q800 Platesetter to Multivista Global is part of a recent series of sales successes Insight Print Communication has achieved with KODAK CTP technology. Insight has also installed new Kodak platesetters at Supreme Offset Press and Druck Media in Greater Noida, Bhagyashri Printers and Shivani Printers in the Maharashtra region, and Innova Printing and Packaging in Bangalore.
"We are delighted to welcome Multivista Global as a new Kodak customer and to have sold the first TRENDSETTER system with AL automation in India. The TRENDSETTER Q800 Platesetter with Autoloader can operate unattended for extended periods of time, providing Multivista Global with labor and cost savings while maintaining dependable, high productivity. This makes us confident that high-speed KODAK CTP solutions with a high degree of automation will become even more popular in India due to their numerous advantages," commented Nikumb Bhalchandra, Sales Director, Kodak.
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