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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
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
Online printing company Simian happy with their investment in two KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetters
Almost two years ago, Simian, the parent company of the printing sites Reclameland, Drukland.nl and Flyerzone, doubled its capacity for making offset plates with the KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter, an expansion that was desperately needed to cope with growth. After having worked with the MAGNUS Platesetter for about one year, Simian bought a second Kodak machine. CTP and division specialist Marco Terpstra: “The MAGNUS Platesetter is a solid, stable machine on which we can produce many plates in a short time. Both machines have therefore been a good investment.” With the purchase of two MAGNUS Q800 Platesetters, Simian is able to make 80 plates per hour, fully automated. “All we have to do is load the plates and bring the exposed plates to our Komori printing presses. Ideal!” Terpstra is also very pleased with the KODAK TRILLIAN SP Plates. The prints that come from the press can now be finished in a very short time. The TRILLIAN Plates are in fact suitable