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KODAK CTP Mobile Control App: User friendly. Business friendly.
In late 2018, Kodak introduced a new innovation for use with our CTP devices: the KODAK CTP Mobile Control App. The app allows users to monitor up to 10 CTP devices on their mobile phone. It has an easy-to-use interface that delivers flexible, proactive control for maximum uptime and productivity. As we enter 2019 and usage of the app is gaining traction, feedback from Kodak customers using it has been glowing. Santiago Villasenor, Prepress Manager at Shweiki Media in San Antonio, Texas, has been thrilled with the app’s impact on his day-to-day operations. “It's really a wonderful tool,” said Villasenor. “It allows me to monitor our operations on the fly. Often, I will be out to dinner with my wife, and I can just quickly glance at the app and see how everything is going during the night shift. It really gives me a sense of control wherever I am. If I see an error arise, I can just hit a button and stop the machine and quickly correct the problem
A New Year, A New Plate
A new year is an excellent time to make changes, and with the recent technology advances around process free plate making, 2019 could be the year that you boost your profitability by switching to the new SONORA X Process Free Plate. In general, process free plates eliminate all the costs and variability of processing. The cost savings are significant, and no one likes the hassle of chemistry and plate processing. So why haven’t all printers moved to process free plates? Well, change is hard, and before KODAK SONORA X Plates, process free plates weren’t for everyone. With the new technology behind SONORA X Plates, the situation has now changed. Up to 80% of printers should be able to use SONORA X Plates, so it’s time for all printers to get educated about what process free could do for their business. To start the process, below are some of the most frequent questions printers are asking about SONORA X Plates. What are the main benefits that SONORA
Expand Business with High-Resolution Print
Security printing. High-resolution art. Lenticular printing. All of these applications are possible with the 4,800 / 5,080 dpi High-Resolution Option available on all new KODAK TRENDSETTER Platesetters. For printers that want to differentiate their services, attract new customers, and increase revenue, this option is just one reason to consider investing in new CTP equipment. The High-Resolution Option can be used to image exceptionally small features with complex background patterns, or microprinting, that are indiscernible to the naked eye. A special software algorithm works with the thermal head on the CTP device to double pixel addressability in the subscan direction, enabling 4,800 x 4,800 dpi imaging with a 2,400 dpi head or 5,080 x 5,080 dpi imaging with a 2,540 dpi head. The minimum isolated feature size is unchanged at approximately 10 microns wide in the subscan direction, but the improvement in addressability means that pixels can be placed at any location