Quality plates. Fast to press.

KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetters bring the quality, stability, and repeatability of thermal imaging to newspaper printing.

General Specifications


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

Load/unload systems

Standard: Semi-automatic plate loading and unloading
Auto Unload (optional): Semi-automatic plate loading and automatic unloading to plate processor or stacker; automatic plate rotation
Autoloader (optional): Automated plate loading and unloading of up to 166 plates without slip sheets (0.3 mm); automatic plate rotation
Single Cassette Unit (SCU) (optional): Automated plate loading and unloading of up to 240 plates (0.3 mm) with automated slip sheet removal; automatic plate rotation
Multi Cassette Unit (MCU) (optional): Automated plate loading and unloading of up to 960 plates (0.3 mm) in 4 cassettes, each containing up to 240 plates of the same size and thickness with slip sheets.
Automated slip sheet removal, optional automatic panorama and dual broadsheet plate rotation.
Standard: 2 cassettes.
Optional: 4 cassettes total

Performance Specifications

For broadsheet sizes
320 x 700 mm

For panorama sizes
890 x 700mm

Throughput at 1200 dpi 1, 2

Standard and Auto Unload:
S speed = 80 pph

F speed = 110 pph
V speed = 150 pph

Standard and Auto Unload:
S speed = 39 pph

F speed = 63 pph
V speed = 71 pph


± 10 microns between two consecutive exposures on the same plate left on the drum


± 40 microns between 2 plates imaged by different TRENDSETTER Platesetters

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


  • 1200 dpi standard
  • Optional: 1270 dpi
  • Optional: 2400 or 2540 dpi commercial option (not available with V-speed)


  • 200 lpi standard, or 450 lpi with commercial option
  • Optional: 36-micron KODAK STACCATO Screening, or with commercial option 25-micron or 20-micron STACCATO Screening

Maximum plate size:
around x along drum3

  • Single wide (broadsheet): 700 x 450 mm
  • Double wide (panorama): 700 x 985 mm
  • 2L Option: 838 x 1,118 mm

Minimum plate size:
around drum x along drum3


  • Single wide: 267 x 215 mm
  • Double wide: 267 x 451 mm

Auto Unload, Autoloader, SCU, MCU:

  • Single wide: 330 x 270 mm4
  • Double wide: 330 x 451 mm4
  • Manual Load and Unload: 305 x 215 mm

Maximum image area:
around x along drum

700 x 985 mm (827.9 x 1,118 mm with 2L Option)

Physical characteristics

Size (H x W x D) / Weight

  • Standard: 160 x 200 x 120 cm / 650 kg
  • Auto Unload: 170 x 200 x 127 cm / 762 kg
  • Autoloader: 184 x 200 x 127 cm / 796 kg
  • SCU: 186 x 233 x 231 cm / 1,158 kg
  • MCU: 191 x 233 x 254 cm / 1,837 kg

For long unload table with plate rotation option: height becomes 210 cm, and 53 cm is added to the depth. Add 10 kg to weight.

1 Imaging speed and throughput is dependent on media sensitivity. All values are for media sensitivity of 75 mJ/cm2

2 Productivity may be reduced by job queuing delays, raster file format, raster file manipulations, plate processor transport speed, plate exposure requirements, and plate placement in load bay.

3 Supported plate gauge is 0.20 to 0.30 mm. For more information, please consult your Kodak representative.

4 Minimum plate size around drum is 383 mm with the plate rotation option, and minimum plate size for manual bypass is 305 x 215 mm.

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