Process Free Plates
Eliminate processing chemistry and equipment
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Process Free Plus VLF and Packaging: Royalpack
Process free plates are frequently thought of as being just for small- to medium-sized commercial sheetfed printers. For many process free plates, that's true, but KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates can do much more. Royalpack, a printer of high-quality packaging and point-of-purchase displays located in Poland, was able to eliminate plate processing because SONORA Plates are available in VLF sizes and are suitable for printing offset packaging applications. SONORA Plates are the only process free plates currently available in VLF sizes. Watch the video to see how Royalpack has achieved a new level of customer service with its streamlined prepress solution including SONORA Plates, a TRENDSETTER 1600 Platesetter, and PRINERGY Workflow.
How Do Process Free Plates Work?
Kodak's press ready technology enables SONORA Plates to eliminate processing and chemistry from plate making. Will you need to change anything? Probably not much. In prepress , your biggest change will be eliminating the processing step. No more buying chemistry, handling it, storing it, or disposing of it. No more cleaning the processing equipment, replacing parts, or worrying what to do if it breaks down. No more noise or smell from the processor, and no more dealing with a cramped prepress room. And no more measuring plates to make sure nothing changed due to old chemistry or processing temperature variations-the plates will be exactly as expected. Other than that, SONORA Plates are just like any other thermal plate. SONORA Plates can be imaged on most popular thermal platesetters, including all KODAK Platesetters, and can be used with both manual and automated systems. Because of the fast imaging
Process Free Plus Newspaper Publishing: Highland Web Offset
Process free plates are frequently thought of as being just for small- to medium-sized commercial sheetfed printers. For many process free plates, that's true, but KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates can do much more. For Highland Web Offset, a newspaper publisher in Scotland, eliminating chemistry and reducing costs were the most attractive reasons to switch to process free plates. Rated for up to 200,000 impressions on coldset web presses, SONORA NEWS Plates were a perfect fit for the company. Watch the video to see how Highland Web Offset tested SONORA NEWS Plates extensively, converting over completely only after they confirmed the plate performed just as well as their previous processed plate.