Kodak Donates Thermal CTP Systems Solution to Arizona State University
ROCHESTER, NY—Oct. 6—As part of the celebration marking the 10th anniversary of thermal computer-to-plate (CTP) technology, Kodak demonstrates its commitment to future innovation by investing in education. Kodak is donating a complete thermal CTP solution to Arizona State University’s (ASU) Graphic Information Technology program. The thermal CTP package includes the Kodak Magnus 400 platesetter, a Kodak Prinergy workflow system, Kodak Thermal Direct non process printing plates, Kodak InSite software, and Kodak Staccato screening software.
“Kodak’s generosity and its continued commitment to education are instrumental in providing our students with hands on experience with advanced thermal CTP technology,” said Dr. Thomas E. Schildgen, Chairman for the Department of Technology Management and Professor of Graphic Information Technology at ASU. “We are pleased to be a recipient of Kodak’s program to celebrate its 10th anniversary of thermal CTP.”
“Over the years, Kodak has made it a priority to support educational institutions with graphic communications programs,” said Steve Fullerton, Director of Trade Relations, Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group (GCG). “We have strong relationships with these colleges and universities, and I sit on a number of faculty advisory boards, which helps ensure that Kodak is in touch with what their programs need in order to fully prepare students for success in our industry. Thermal CTP has been available for 10 years, and we are delighted that we are able to make this donation to provide the students at ASU with the opportunity to learn with the latest innovations.”
To make it even easier for students to take advantage of the benefits of thermal CTP and an all digital workflow, Kodak is donating several of the latest technologies as a complete solution. Products include the Magnus 400 platesetter, a 4-page CTP device that handles an extensive range of plate sizes, which increases productivity through high speed and advanced modularity and automation. The Magnus 400 platesetter uses Kodak thermal imaging technology, delivering high throughput, efficient plate handling, and ease of use for commercial printers. It images 16 or 21 plates per hour with optional advanced automation.