Kodak Donates Thermal CTP Systems Solution to Arizona State University
Also included are Thermal Direct non process plates, Kodak’s innovative non process plates featuring a traditional grained and anodized aluminum substrate. Thermal Direct plates go directly from imaging to press, eliminating the need for a processor and reducing the total cost of ownership through a faster, less variable platemaking cycle and no chemistry costs. Prinergy software rounds out the package. Kodak Prinergy workflow systems are complete, modular and scaleable PDF based workflow solutions that allow users to easily customize and optimize their workflow. They deliver intelligent automation, optimized production management, and flexible integration options for unprecedented speed, quality and control in production.
“Thermal CTP technology changed the nature of the printing industry by shortening turnaround time, reducing cost, increasing productivity, and providing consistent quality for printers and their customers around the world.” said Doug Edwards, General Manager and Vice President, Prepress Consumables, Kodak’s GCG. “Kodak’s complete thermal CTP solution with the Magnus 400 platesetter and Thermal Direct non process plates, by eliminating the processing step in platemaking, extends and enhances the benefits of thermal CTP.”
Kodak InSite software, also donated, is a Web portal for prepress. It streamlines job submission, job status tracking, and remote content proofing. InSite extends the reach of business operations and improves responsiveness to customer needs, while reducing job cycle times and material costs.
Kodak products are backed by Kodak Service and Support, Kodak’s worldwide service organization. Named Best Support Organization at the 2006 International Business Awards, Kodak Service and Support includes more than 3,000 professionals in 120 countries. These professionals are fully qualified to help customers control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to the photographic, graphic communications and healthcare markets. With sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; Creative Professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images; and leading Healthcare organizations rely on Kodak’s innovative products, services and customized workflow solutions to help improve patient care and maximize efficiency and information sharing within and across their enterprise. More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com.