One of the 5 CTP technology trends transforming prepress is that CTP devices are getting faster, and at the same time they’re using up less space.
Here’s what’s happening and how Kodak can help you keep up and get ahead:
TREND #2: More Speed, Less Space
Getting plates to the pressroom faster can mean adding an extra job or two each day. One strategy for doubling the amount of plates you can produce in an hour is to add another platesetter. With three platesetters, you’ve tripled your plates per hour! But who has room for more platesetters?
Instead, printers are opting for faster platesetters, and Kodak has responded to this demand by introducing the W-Speed option for its TRENDSETTER Platesetters. TRENDSETTER Platesetters are well-known for their extremely small footprint, even models that automatically load, image, and unload up to 480 plates. With a throughput of up to 75 plates per hour (4-page) or 62 plates per hour (8-page), there is no faster platesetter that has a footprint as small.
Today’s printers are redesigning their prepress rooms to produce plates faster in less space, sometimes replacing two older platesetters with one that is newer and faster.
This is Trend #2 in our series of 5 CTP Technology Trends. If you missed Trend #1, More Automation, Less Space, you can read about it here.
To hear about more solutions from Kodak that can help you keep up with the latest trends, contact your Kodak representative.