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WKS Group invests in the world’s first Kodak Magnus Q4800 Platesetter

April 26, 2021  By PrintAction Staff

Kodak has just received an order from Germany-based WKS Group to supply the world’s first Kodak Magnus Q4800 Platesetter. This new jumbo CTP system from Kodak for extra-large format (XLF) plates is capable of imaging plate sizes up to 1600 x 2900 mm for 96-page web offset presses. The Magnus Q4800 uses Kodak Squarespot Imaging Technology.

The WKS Group has ordered the Magnus Q4800 Platesetter for its site in Essen (Westend Druckereibetriebe), where production takes place on heatset web offset presses in the class up to 80 pages.

“One key argument for us is that the Magnus Q4800 will let us switch from UV to thermal technology. The higher imaging capacity is another advantage,” said Dr. Ralph Dittmann, managing director of the WKS Group.


The Magnus Q4800 for the WKS Group will be equipped with an XPL Pallet Loading System for four plate formats as well as an in-line punch. Commissioning of the Kodak XLF CTP system in Essen is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021.

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