MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter

Fast and highly-automated

KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetters provide exceptional productivity and efficiency – no matter how big or small your print operation. It boasts the fastest 8-page imaging available, up to 84 plates per hour with the new T-speed Plus option, plus several automation options, industry-leading SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, and a modular design for easy scalability, helping your business hit levels of platemaking you never dreamed possible.

General specifications


830 nm thermal imaging platesetter with KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, external drum

Automation options

ContinuousLoad (standard): Semiautomated; as one plate is imaged, another is placed on standby for automatic loading as soon as the drum unloads.
Single-cassette unit (SCU) (optional): Fully automated; holds up to 100 plates of the same size and thickness with slip sheets. Standard: right access; available with optional left access.
Multi-cassette unit (MCU) (optional): Fully automated; holds up to 500 plates in 5 cassettes, each containing up to 100 plates of the same size and thickness with slip sheets. The required cassette is automatically selected according to the job definition. Empty cassettes can be reloaded while the platesetter is running. Standard: right access; available with optional left access.
Single Pallet Loader (SPL) (optional): Holds one pallet of up to 1,500 plates of the same size and thickness with slip sheets.
Multi-Pallet Loader (MPL) (optional): Holds one or two pallets of up to 1,500 plates each with slip sheets. Optional one or two cassettes holding 100 plates each. Total capacity of 3,200 plates, up to 4 different plate sizes.

Integrated punch

  • Up to 10 customized punch heads. Select from a list of punches qualified for MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter.
  • Optional automatic punching is operated according to press profile selected from the KODAK Workflow.
  • Punch is available on the front edge of the plate only.

Performance specifications

Throughput at 2400 dpi1,2

F speed = 28 plates per hour
X speed = 45 plates per hour
T speed Plus = 84 plates per hour


± 5 microns between two consecutive exposures on the same plate left on the drum


± 20 microns between 2 plates imaged on the same MAGNUS Platesetter, at largest plate size


± 25 microns between image and punches, when customer punches are used (at largest plate size)

Workflow connectivity

Standard: XPO TIFF Downloader Software (included) connects to KODAK PRINERGY Workflow and most third-party workflow systems.

  • JDF/JMF Connectivity Option enables functionality in the software to provide job and device status.
  • The KODAK Mobile CTP Control App lets you monitor CTP devices from your mobile device.

Imaging specifications


  • Standard: 2400/1200 dpi
  • Optional: 2540/1270 dpi (not available with T-speed)


  • 450 lpi max line screen
  • Optional: 25-, 20- or 10- micron KODAK STACCATO Screening

Maximum plate size: 3
around x along drum

950 x 1,163 mm

Maximum image area size:
around x along drum

938 mm x 1,163 mm

Minimum plate size: 3
around x along drum

330 mm x 305 mm

Minimum image area size:
around x along drum

318 mm x 305 mm

Physical characteristics

Size (H x W x D) / Weight

  • Standard: 113 x 231 x 166 cm / 1040 kg
  • SCU: 146 x 231 x 433 cm / 2076 kg
  • MCU: 146 x 369 x 433 cm / 2802 kg
  • SPL or MPL with one pallet: 155 x 231 x 409 cm / 1676 kg
  • MPL with Second Pallet Option: 155 x 231 x 541 cm / 1961 kg

1 Imaging time is dependent on media sensitivity and screening type. All values are for media sensitivity of 90 mJ/cm2 ,with KODAK TRILLIAN SP Plates, screening of 175 lpi and plate width of 1,030 mm (40.55 in.)

2 Tested with KODAK Workflow.

3 Standard plate gauge is 0.15 to 0.3 mm (0.006 to 0.012in). For plate gauges 0.15 to 0.2 mm (0.006 to 0.08 in) there may be some differences in min and max plate sizes. For more information, please consult your Kodak representative.

The platesetter is a Class 1 Laser Product and fully complies with EN60825-1 and US Federal Regulations 21 CFR 1040.10 - CDRH.