TRENDSETTER Q400/Q800 Platesetters

Maximum output. Minimal cost.

The popular KODAK TRENDSETTER Q400/Q800 Platesetter is designed to guide you through today’s fast-moving business environment. It’s based on the same trusted technology that printers have depended on for over 20 years, but the TRENDSETTER Platesetter has evolved to help printers adapt and grow.

Advanced automation for flexibility and productivity

Five available automation options. Automation reduces platemaking time and errors caused by manual plate handling.


Automated plate loading and unloading of up to 80 plates without slip sheets (0.3 mm); optional automatic plate rotation.*

Auto Unload

Semi-automatic plate loading and automatic unloading to plate processor or stacker; optional automatic plate rotation.*

Single-Cassette Unit (SCU) Automation

Automated plate loading and unloading of up to 120 plates (0.3 mm) with automated slip sheet removal, optional automatic plate rotation.*

Multi Cassette Unit (MCU) Automation

Automated plate loading and unloading of up to 480 plates in 4 cassettes, each containing up to 120 plates of the same size and thickness with slip sheets, enabling up to 4 plate sizes online. The required cassette is automatically selected according to job definition. Standard: 2 cassettes. Optional: 4 cassettes total. Optional automatic plate rotation.*

High Resolution

Optional 4800 or 5080 dpi

Variable Mainscan Resolution (VMR) Specifications

The Variable Mainscan Resolution option lets you adjust the pixel resolution of the KODAK Platesetter in the mainscan (around-drum) direction in order to align the pixel boundaries to the frequency of the lenticular lens boundaries. VMR enables lenticular printers to produce high-quality products by combining accurate registration capabilities with the KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology of KODAK Platesetters.

In-line Punch Option

  • Up to 10 customized punch heads. Select from a list of punches qualified for TRENDSETTER Q400/Q800 Platesetters
  • 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
  • Automatic punch system adjustment for centering of plate

Plate Rotation

Plate rotation allows smaller processors (not compatible with punch)

* Cannot be combined with in-line punch system.