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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
Kodak demonstrates leadership through innovation at drupa 2016 with outstanding results
Kodak today declared drupa 2016 a resounding success, having reached its sales target on day 7 and 181% of target on the final day of the show. Tens of thousands of visitors, prospects and customers from around the world visited the Kodak Quarter over the course of 11 days to do business and see the company’s latest innovations, including more than 20 new products and technologies launched at the show. Jeff Clarke, CEO of Kodak, commented: “Kodak came to drupa 2016 to demonstrate our long-term commitment to the print, publishing and packaging industries, reflected in our Print. For Good. message. We also clearly positioned Kodak at the forefront of the industry through the strength of our new technologies to continue driving the sustainability of the markets they serve. Hitting our sales target on Day 7 was testimony of the strengths of our products and Kodak’s standing in the print industry.” Kodak also demonstrated its influence in future technologies, i
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.