Making the Best Printing Plates in Columbus, Georgia
Kodak has been making printing plates in Columbus, Georgia, for over 25 years, continually investing in R&D, manufacturing equipment, quality enhancements, and, most importantly, our people, all to provide the best plates for our customers.
Fast imaging speeds, compatibility with highly-automated CTP devices, and faster time to press by skipping the processing or clean-out step are all features that make SONORA NEWS Plates ideal for a fast-paced newspaper operation.
Process Free for Newspapers
Designed specifically for newspapers, SONORA NEWS Process Free Plates eliminate the costs, time and environmental impact of plate processing, plus they offer the productivity that newspapers need to keep the presses running.
The Top Five Reasons Why Newspapers Are Switching to Process Free Printing Plates
SONORA NEWS Plates can help newspapers be more sustainable. Even "chemistry free" plates have a gumming or clean-out step and use processing equipment, but SONORA NEWS Plates eliminate all the chemistry, water, and waste associated with processing. Once imaged, the plates are ready to be put on press.
The cost savings make switching to SONORA NEWS Free Plates an easy business decision. Newspapers save on chemistry, water, processor maintenance and chemistry disposal. Since there is no preheat, they also save on energy costs from running the ovens and maintaining climate control.
Economic Benefits of Using Process Free Plates:
Thermal Quality & Stability
With SONORA NEWS Plates, newspapers can realize all the benefits of thermal imaging, including unparalleled stability, repeatability and outstanding print quality.