By: E&P Staff
Eastman Kodak of Rochester, N.Y., booked recent orders for thermal platesetting systems, plates and software from newspaper printers in five states. It also donated CTP imaging hardware and workflow software to California Polytechnic State University.
The McClatchy Co.’s Miami Herald Media Co., bought three Kodak Trendsetter News 200 platesetters, Kodak Thermalnews Gold digital plates and the Kodak Prinergy Evo workflow system to produce The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. The platesetters will use the Nela plate loader.
At Scripps Texas Newspapers, in Corpus Christi, the decision to select two Trendsetter News 70 thermal platesetters, Thermalnews Gold plates, Kodak Preps imposition software and Kodak Staccato screening was part of a corporate move to Kodak solutions and standardized production systems, according to operations Vice President Ron Ferriby. His operation prints the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and a business publication. Scripps’ Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail also is switching to Kodak thermal CTP.
Gannett’s Palladium-Item, Richmond, Ind., purchased a Trendsetter News 150, Thermalnews Gold plates and Preps to print its own daily copies, USA Today, and commercial projects for almost 50 customers. Kodak’s CTP solution was chosen because “it promises to handle fan-out and get much sharper reproduction with photographs,” P-I Production Director Ray McCandless said in a statement.
Others adding Kodak solutions include: Ogden’s News Publishing Co., Fort Wayne, Ind., (two Trendsetter News 100 imagers and thermal plates to print The Fort Wayne News); The Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn., a PAGE Co-op member (two Trendsetter News 70s, Staccato screening and Prinergy Evo and Newsmanager workflow systems to produce a daily, weeklies and real-estate guides); and Black Press’ Sound Publishing unit, Everett, Wash. (Trendsetter News 100, Staccato, Prinergy Evo and Preps for its daily and weekly titles).
Kodak has donated a Trendsetter 800 III Quantum Platesetter and the Prinergy Evo workflow system to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly will use the equipment to expand its digital imaging facilities, which now also house Kodak Trendsetter, as well as black-and-white and color digital and variable-data printing systems.
The new equipment gives Cal Poly students the opportunity to learn on the latest-generation imaging technologies, according to Harvey Levenson, head of Cal Poly?s Graphic Communication Department, in a statement released by Kodak.