Five Kodak Thermal CTP Platesetters Purchased by Denver Newspaper Agency
ROCHESTER, NY—Aug. 10—Four newspaper printers across North America are the latest to go digital with Kodak thermal CTP solutions, with the Denver Newspaper Agency, which prints the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post, purchasing five Kodak Trendsetter News 200 platesetters. The Denver Newspaper Agency is a joint venture between The E.W. Scripps Co. and MediaNews.
In addition, The Abilene Reporter-News, an E.W. Scripps Co. paper, purchased a Kodak Trendsetter News 50, the second Kodak thermal CTP platesetter at the newspaper, and ThermalNews digital plates to produce 35,000 daily and 45,000 Sunday copies of the paper, plus a number of weeklies and commercial print jobs.
“We recently ranked the highest in print quality by E.W. Scripps of all of the company’s newspapers. Kodak thermal CTP platesetters and Kodak digital plates are the reason why we received this honor. It just would not have happened a year ago with our previous system,” said Mike Hall, Director of Operations at the Abilene Reporter-News. “We’ve been very pleased with the performance of the Kodak equipment. The quality and dependability of the platesetter and plates are key to our operation.”
Independent Publishing Co. in Anderson, S.C., which publishes the 38,000 daily circulation Anderson Independent-Mail and a number of commercial jobs including the Orange & White sports booster club publication for Clemson University, purchased a Kodak Trendsetter News 100 platesetter, ThermalNews plates, Prinergy Evo workflow system, PREPS imposition software and Staccato screening.
“We looked closely at several brands before deciding to go with Kodak because we felt the Kodak digital solutions best fit our needs,” said Sharon Rochester, Vice President of Finance at Independent Publishing. “We are confident in the quality of Kodak’s service because they are our current vendor for plates and film. We also know that several other sister Scripps units have successfully converted to the Trendsetter News thermal CTP devices.”