Kodak (NYSE: KODK) is maximizing plate performance and improving the sustainability of its customers' operations with the announcement of KODAK ELECTRA MAX Thermal Plates and introduction of the KODAK TRENDSETTER Q2400/Q3600 Platesetter. Both solutions will be on display at GRAPH EXPO 2015 at the Kodak booth #823.

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KODAK TRENDSETTER Q2400/Q3600 Platesetter (Photo: Business Wire)

KODAK TRENDSETTER Q2400/Q3600 Platesetter (Photo: Business Wire)

Kodak's new ELECTRA MAX Plate offers maximum capabilities for printers, such as long unbaked run lengths, strong chemical resistance, and 10-micron FM and 450 lpi AM resolution capabilities. These versatile thermal plates are suitable for use in a diverse range of printing environments including offset packaging, web publication, commercial sheetfed, and demanding UV or H-UV applications. Dubbed the "No Compromise" plate, the ELECTRA MAX Plate delivers low developer consumption and long run lengths with no preheat requirements, ideal for customers looking to boost performance while reducing their environmental impact.

Kodak is also enhancing the capabilities of its platesetter portfolio with the TRENDSETTER Q2400/Q3600 Platesetter. This solution features the award winning KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, delivering dependable accuracy regardless of plate emulsion sensitivity, processor variation and laser power. This increased efficiency enables customers to reduce imaging power consumption up to 27 percent while reducing costs due to fewer remakes and less time adjusting for variables.

With the new TRENDSETTER Q2400/Q3600 Platesetter, Kodak is underscoring its commitment to innovation in computer-to-plate technology. Customers can now increase throughput with large format plates that can image from 394mm x 394mm up to 1600mm x 2083mm. The manual device is versatile enough to image a large range of plate sizes from two pages to some of the largest offset plate sizes available. It easily handles a variety of applications such as packaging, directories and other large format applications. It can also be used as a back-up machine to handle overflow of automated platesetters. The versatility allows customers to differentiate and grow their businesses through high-resolution printing.

Compatibility with ELECTRA MAX Plates and KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates further extends sustainability strategies, as both plates allow customers to remove all or a portion of the chemistry, water, energy, waste and VOCs from plate making. Kodak is the only supplier that owns the technology for the platesetter, plates, and workflow, providing its customers with an integrated and unified solution.

Executive Quote

"With today's technology, it's not only possible but expected that businesses remain competitive while taking steps to be environmentally responsible," said Brad W. Kruchten, President, Print Systems Division and Senior Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. "We support our customers as they strive to meet those expectations, while delivering the high performance capabilities critical to their business. The core of everything we do has revolved around efficiency and sustainability since our first recycling program that repurposed the silver used to make film in the 1920's. It continues today as we provide a holistic approach that offers more value and productivity with less of an environmental impact."


The KODAK ELECTRA MAX Plate and the KODAK TRENDSETTER Q2400/Q3600 Platesetter will be on display at GRAPH EXPO 2015 at the Kodak booth #823. The ELECTRA MAX Plate will be generally available in Europe later this year and in the Americas in early 2016. The TRENDSETTER Q2400/Q3600 Platesetter is available now.

For updates on Kodak's activity during GRAPH EXPO 15, follow the @KodakPrint and #KodakGraphExpo on Twitter. For media inquiries and/or more information regarding Kodak's presence at GRAPH EXPO 15, please contact nicholas.rangel@kodak.com or paul_doyle@lpp.com.

About Kodak

Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. We provide innovative hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic communications, packaging and functional printing. We also serve entertainment and commercial films markets. With our world-class R&D organization and extensive product portfolio, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to grow their own businesses in a sustainable way. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.

(KODAK, SQUARESPOT, TRENDSETTER, ELECTRA MAX and SONORA are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)

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