October 21, 2022 By PrintAction Staff
The speed of the high-performance Kodak Magnus Q800 Platesetter has been increased once again with T-speed Plus, offering a throughput of up to 84 B1 or 8-up plates per hour (pph).
Kodak introduced the T-speed, then the world’s fastest 8-up CTP system, about two years ago. The Magnus Q800 Platesetter can now output a plate every 42.9 seconds. This marks Kodak’s third speed upgrade for the Magnus Q800 in four years, with more than 40 per cent speed improvement over the former Z-Speed from 2018. The Magnus Q800 Platesetter can also image Kodak Sonora Xtra Process Free Plates at its new top speed.
“We are excited that we have been able to make the world’s fastest CTP system even faster. This is further evidence that Kodak continues to bring solutions to market that enable our customers in the printing industry become more competitive and profitable through greater efficiency and productivity,” said Jeff Zellmer, vice-president, global sales & strategy, Kodak.
The Magnus Q800 Platesetter with T-Speed Plus is now available worldwide. Magnus Q800 Platesetters already installed at customer sites can be upgraded to the new top speed onsite.
Additionally, Kodak has reached an agreement with Production Print Solutions to distribute the complete range of its digital printing solutions. Headquartered in Laurel, Maryland, Production Print Solutions (PPS), a certified Woman Owned Business, is one of the largest independent service providers of production printing systems in the United States.
As a Kodak partner, PPS will sell both Kodak Prosper high-speed inkjet presses and Kodak Prosper Imprinting Systems, as well as sell and service the electrophotographic Kodak Nexfinity and Kodak Ascend Digital Presses throughout its sales territory.
“Kodak’s high-performance and versatile digital presses are a perfect extension of our portfolio. This enables us to provide our customers in the production printing and direct mail industries with customized digital printing solutions for achieving higher productivity, more efficient and reliable workflows, and ultimately increased profitability,” said JoAnn Loos, CEO of Production Print Solutions.
“We are delighted to have Production Print Solutions as a new Kodak partner. With 20 years of expertise as a trading and service company focused on digital, PPS has in-depth knowledge of the production printing market. PPS is therefore ideally placed to open new market segments for Kodak and to supply and support its existing and new customers with innovative Kodak digital presses that fully meet their requirements,” said Zellmer.
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