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Kodak to Focus on Solutions for More Production Efficiency, Sustainability and Flexibility in Newspaper Printing at IFRA World Publishing Expo 2019
At the upcoming IFRA World Publishing Expo, October 8 and 9, 2019, Berlin, Germany, Kodak will underline its continued commitment to the newspaper industry. Kodak professional experts will attend Stand D.10 in Hall 21 to communicate the latest on advanced technologies for newspaper platemaking, sustainable plates and leading inkjet technology for digital newspaper production. The highlight among newspaper printing plates will be the new KODAK SONORA X-N Process Free Plate, which provides significantly longer run lengths, better stability and faster imaging speeds compared to the predecessor generation. Process free plates are growing in popularity among newspaper and coldset printers because they combine excellent newspaper print quality with environmental and cost benefits. The SONORA X-N Plate completely eliminates processing equipment and chemistry, helping newspapers save water, energy and floorspace. The Kodak team will also be answering questions about
Kodak Plates: Made in the U.S.A.
Kodak has a long history of making printing plates in the U.S. out of our Columbus, Georgia, manufacturing plant. It’s all part of our strategy of having local manufacturing to provide the best possible service to our customers. Local manufacturing means that we can provide what our customers need, when they need it. We’ve been making plates in Columbus since 1991, originally as a Polychrome Graphics site. Since then the Columbus site has undergone several improvements to increase production quality and capacity, and it currently has state-of-the art equipment, advanced technology, and over 200 experienced and talented employees. In the last 10 years, Kodak has invested over $30 million in the Columbus plant: In 2009, we completed a $15 million expansion that added 26,000 square feet to the existing facility and added a third plate production line. In 2015, we completed a $16 million expansion that added 48,000 square feet and added a manufacturing l
Upgrading your CTP device can boost productivity and efficiency
Upgrading to a new CTP device is a quick and cost-effective way for a printer to become more productive and efficient, and ultimately more competitive. Many printers in the industry today are still using platesetters that they installed five or even ten years ago. Why not, if they’re still working? However, even though their platesetters may still be imaging plates as well as they did when they were new, upgrading to a new platesetter can deliver big benefits. Not only do new platesetters come with updated software, hardware and basic components, which reduce service and repair costs as well as the risk of failure at an inconvenient time, Kodak’s newer models offer significant power savings, additional speed and automation options. Upgrading is a smart business decision for printers that want to grow their business and reduce costs. One exciting new option for KODAK ACHIEVE and TRENDSETTER Platesetters is the new Multi-Cassette Unit (MCU), which offe