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Poland’s Colours Factory Takes a Stand for Literacy
Since the launch of its Print for Good literacy program at drupa in 2016, Kodak has donated tens of thousands of books and school supplies to children in high-needs communities all over the world. This year, Kodak worked closely with its growing network of volunteer printers to create thousands of more pieces to support global literacy efforts. Participating printers used Kodak’s sustainable technology to print and donate original children’s book titles and school notebooks. Those books and school supplies were distributed in different geographies through a variety of on-the-ground partnerships with literacy organizations, schools, and local non-profit groups. “At Kodak we feel that literacy is a vehicle for us to talk about the value of print in a very tangible way while partnering with a vast network of our print partners and customers to address a critical issue that touches every country on every continent,” said Dr Peter Hans Trampler, Northern Eu
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