Kodak’s Non Process CTP Solutions Help Newspaper Printers Realize Cost-savings, Sustainability and Consistency

The ability to transition from analog to CTP with non process plates steered the company toward Kodak’s comprehensive solution. For Crow River Press, price point weighed heavily in the decision, but finding a non process option was paramount.

“Everything about going non process is positive,” said Mark Theis, General Manager, Crow River Press. “My press crews love it, and it’s very cost-effective over the process plates.”

A self-described “do-it-all shop,” Crow River Press prints roughly 25 weekly newspapers and shoppers. With 30 employees, labor efficiencies are always a priority to ensure the facility runs cost-effectively.

“Labor savings are another huge benefit of the non process solution,” said Theis. “With the time we save, we can move our staff to where they’re needed more.”

The Kodak Trendsetter News Platesetter delivers fast, reliable imaging with a standard file format interface for newspaper production systems and is available with semi-automatic or fully automated plate loading and unloading. The Kodak PF-N Non Process Plate provides the resolution, reliability, and imaging accuracy of thermal, digital plates without the need to install and maintain a plate processor, and Kodak Prinergy Evo Workflow is an affordable PDF workflow system for controlling prepress, plate, and film production with customizable configurations. Kodak PREPS Imposition Software—now in version 6—is the fully automated industry-leading solution for error-free impositions.

Kodak Products are backed by Kodak Service and Support. Kodak Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals in 120 countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging, data storage and retail industries. Kodak Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.

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