Newspaper Printers Increase Efficiency, Extend Editorial Deadlines and Reduce Environmental Impact with Kodak Solutions
Chase Press added a Kodak Trendsetter News Thermal Platesetter with Kodak PF-N Non Process Plates, Kodak Prinergy Evo Workflow, and Kodak PREPS Plus Imposition Software.
One of the main objectives of the recent installation was to become a more environmentally friendly company. “The major benefit of Kodak’s PF-N non-process plate is its reduced impact on the environment, both inside and outside the shop,” said Jim Brennan, Prepress Manager, Chase Press. “We no longer need to use chemicals in the prepress department for film and plates. The plates develop on press with our regular fountain solution, and the pressmen have given us nothing but positive feedback.”
Reducing waste provides additional benefits well beyond the company’s environmental impact. By replacing its old film-based workflow with Kodak Unified Workflow Solutions, Chase Press is also enjoying increased automation and efficiency. That brings with it a noticeable increase in output quality, which is one of the reasons Chase Press began working with Kodak two years ago.
“Due to the growth of our commercial printing division, we needed to produce predictable, high-quality color output,” said Brennan. “We have seen an immediate positive impact on our quality and productivity. The registration is much improved from our old film-based workflow. This allows our pressmen faster make-readies with less waste.”
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.
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