Want the industry's fastest thermal CTP designed specifically for newspapers? Then you need the KODAK GENERATION NEWS Platesetter, which boasts throughput of up to 300 plates per hour with the quality and stability of Kodak's renowned thermal imaging. It's fully automated all the way from flexible, high-capacity plate loading through to stacking, for hands-off, high-speed platemaking that gets the news to press faster.

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    Top capacity broadsheet, or 800 panorama plates, during fully automated operations, across 4 cassettes

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    Maximum plates per hour possible with the top Z-speed option—the fastest newspaper plate imaging available

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    Option to have up to 4 different plate formats online, with automatic loading of correct plate sizes per job

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    Stay connected to the GENERATION NEWS Platesetter at all times with the KODAK Mobile CTP Control App


Fully Automated Platemaking that Pays

The compact yet rugged GENERATION NEWS Platesetter is built to help medium and large newspaper printers maximize productivity, thanks to its high capacity and throughput. Gain workflow flexibility with the option for up to four different plate formats online at a time. Its fully automated operation—everything from plate loading and format selection to imaging, registration, unloading, and slip sheet removal—saves you time, labor, and money.

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Generation News Consistency

Consistency and Quality Newspapers Need

Like all top-of-the-line Kodak CTP units, the GENERATION NEWS Platesetter uses our award-winning KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology to deliver precise, consistently imaged plates even across varying conditions. That stability means fewer prepress errors and remakes, so fast-paced newspaper operations run more smoothly.

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Mobile CTP Control App

Anywhere, Anytime Access

Stay on top of your platemaking wherever you are: use the KODAK Mobile CTP Control app to monitor and manage your GENERATION NEWS Platesetter—and all other Kodak CTPs—remotely in real time for on-the-job flexibility and operational efficiency. And you'll rest easy knowing your Kodak support team also has remote access, enabling faster issue resolution with less waiting and downtime.

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Workflow solution

Kodak's Solution for Optimal Platemaking

The GENERATION NEWS Platesetter supports a variety of plates, including full compatibility with our SONORA XTRA Process Free Plates, which bring all the time and resource savings of eliminating the processing step. Upgrade to KODAK STACCATO Screening for exceptional tone and clarity, and add Presteligence Newspaper Workflow Software Solutions to manage production, for a complete solution that meets your highest demands.

Service & Support

Kodak offset products are backed by our reliable support that helps optimize performance and maximize your uptime.

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