MAGNUS VLF Platesetter

Speed. Automated.

The KODAK MAGNUS VLF Platesetter is one of the fastest fully-automated VLF platesetters on the market, delivering exceptional productivity. KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology ensures dependable high-quality print.

General Specifications


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

Automation options

ContinuousLoad (standard): While one plate is being imaged, the second plate is placed in standby and loads automatically after the plate on the drum unloads to an online processor.
Multi-Cassette Unit (MCU) (optional): Holds up to 300 plates in four cassettes, each with up to 75 plates with slip sheets. The required cassette is automatically selected according to the job definition. Empty cassettes can be reloaded while the platesetter is running.
Automatic Pallet Loader (APL) (optional): Loads plates directly from shipping pallets into the MAGNUS VLF Platesetter. Capable of holding between one and six pallets of up to 600 plates each for very high capacity and no operator handling of plates.

Performance Specifications

Q2400 Platesetter

Q3600 Platesetter

Throughput at 2400 dpi1,2 for plate size 1,030 x 800 mm

  • F speed = 20.5 plates per hour
  • X speed = 31.3 plates per hour
  • W speed = 48.0 pph with CL/MCU; 52.6 pph with APL

Throughput at 2400 dpi1,2 for plate size 1,804 x 1,422 mm

  • F speed = 13.8 plates per hour
  • X speed = 18.2 plates per hour
  • W speed = 30.1 plates per hour

Throughput at 2400 dpi1,2 for plate size 2,083 x 1,600 mm


  • F speed = 12.3 plates per hour
  • X speed = 16.4 plates per hour
  • W speed = 27.6 plates per hour


± 15 microns between two consecutive exposures on the same plate left on the drum


± 35 microns accuracy of image size and shape


± 25 microns between image and plate edge at registration points

Workflow connectivity

Standard KODAK Print Console with TIFF Downloader Software included; connects to KODAK PRINERGY Workflow and most third-party workflow systems. JDF/JMF Connectivity Option enables functionality in the Print Console software to provide job and device status. The optional KODAK Mobile CTP Control App lets you monitor CTP devices from your mobile device.

Imaging specifications

Q2400 Platesetter

Q3600 Platesetter


  • Standard: 2400/1200 dpi
  • Optional: 2540/1270 dpi


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

Maximum plate size:
around x along drum4

1,422 x 1,804 mm

1,600 x 2,083 mm

Minimum plate size:
around drum x along drum4

  • Standard / MCU: 483 x 394 mm
  • APL: 483 x 483 mm
  • Standard / MCU: 483 x 394 mm
  • APL: 483 x 483 mm

Maximum image area:
around x along drum

1,408 x 1,804 mm

1,586 x 2,083 mm

Physical characteristics

Size (H x W x D)

  • MAGNUS VLF: 1550 x 4055 x 2590 mm
  • MAGNUS VLF MCU: 1550 x 7116 x 2850 mm
  • MAGNUS VLF APL with 1/2/3 segments: 1550 x 8191 mm / 10813 mm / 13435 x 3904 mm


  • MAGNUS VLF: 2135 kg
  • MAGNUS VLF MCU: 4064 g
  • MAGNUS VLF APL with 1/2/3 segments: 4270 kg / 4970 kg / 5670 kg

1 Imaging time is dependent on media sensitivity and screening type. Throughput shown for KODAK TRILLIAN SP plates.

2 Tested with KODAK Workflow.

3 Specifications pertain to performance at largest plate size, over full temperature range.

4 Standard plate gauge is 0.2 to 0.4 mm (0.008 to 0.016 in.)

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