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Yes, You Can Print UV with Plates that are Process Free
Here at Kodak we’re asked all the time by printers if SONORA Process Free Plates will be able to withstand the challenges of UV printing. The answer is YES! SONORA can print that! Unlike many other process-free or chemistry-free plates, SONORA Plates are being used successfully for UV applications by commercial and packaging printers throughout the world—printers that are using a variety of UV technologies, including conventional UV and low-energy UV. Our newest plate, the SONORA X Process Free Plate, can achieve run lengths of up to 75,000 impressions with UV print applications (in addition to 400,000 impressions for non-UV web applications and 200,000 impressions for non-UV sheetfed applications). Many printers are finding that they can finally replace their traditional processed plates and go process free. Why is this such great news? Process free plates reduce costs, save time, eliminate waste, and increase the stability and quality of plates sent to
Sixth Annual KODAK SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award Program Recognizes 13 Printers for Excellence in Sustainable Printing
Kodak, a global leader in developing environmentally sustainable printing solutions, today announced the 2018 KODAK SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award winners, which includes 13 printers from around the world. The program, now in its sixth year, celebrates printing industry partners who are leaders in adopting sustainable practices and in offering their customers eco-friendly options for their printing needs. The 2018 winners are: Artes Gráficas Sagitario (Bolivia); Presse-Druck- und Verlags-GmbH (Germany); Blackmore Group (UK); Colour King (South Africa); PT Gelora Aksara Pratama (Indonesia); Hebei Xindong Printing Co. (China); Leanin Tree (US); Mitchell Press (Canada); The Profeather Printing Co., Ltd. (DongGuan) (China); SRB Printing (South Korea); Stuff New Zealand (New Zealand); Toyokuni Printing Co. (Japan); Wijeya Newspapers (Sri Lanka). In addition to integrating KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates into their operations, each of the winning companies demons
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