Fast, reliable newspaper platemaking with outstanding thermal imaging quality comes from the KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetter. Its high plate capacity and throughput meet the demands of busy newspaper printing environments, while a choice of labor-saving, variable-speed automation options let you configure the CTP to best suit your needs. All with unmatched stability, consistent print quality, and low energy use.conta

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    For semi to fully automated configurations at different plate capacities, with manual bypass always available

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    Top capacity of the fully automated Multi-Cassette Unit (MCU), in up to 4 cassettes of 240 plates each

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    Maximum panorama and broadsheet plates per hour possible with the fastest V-speed option

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


Choose Your Optimal Configuration

With multiple automation options, the TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetter can be configured for any newspaper print shop. Semi-automated plate loading/unloading comes standard, or upgrade for more features, including panorama and dual broadsheet plate rotation. The high-capacity, fully automated Multi-Cassette Unit (MCU) and top V-speed deliver optimal productivity and reliability with minimal manual intervention.

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Sustainable Platemaking that Pays

The TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetter brings cost savings on several fronts. The automation features speed up platemaking and reduce errors from manual handling, saving time, labor, and costly remakes. Plus it requires only 770 watts while imaging—up to 30% power savings over previous models—for lower resource usage and environmental impact, especially when paired with KODAK SONORA XTRA Process Free Plates.

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Consistency and Quality Newspapers Need

Like all top-of-the-line Kodak CTP units, the TRENDSETTER 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 TRENDSETTER 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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Kodak's Solution for Optimal Platemaking

TRENDSETTER Platesetters are compatible with a wide range of plates, but they're particularly suited to 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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CTP service plan options

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