Kodak CTP Sales in Nigeria, Turkey

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By: E&P Staff

Media Trust Ltd. in Abuja, Nigeria, ordered a full prepress solution from Kodak consisting of a Trendsetter 400 III Quantum platesetter, the recently introduced Electra XD thermal plate, Prinergy Evo News software and Matchprint inkjet proofing system.

Like Kodak’s first computer-to-plate system sale in West Africa (E&P Online, June 6), the order was administered through FC Exports, the region’s sales agent for Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group.

Media Trust publishes the national newspaper, The Daily Trust, in northern Nigeria, and operates a commercial printing business.

“We are looking forward to expanding our business and offering a much higher quality product to our readers. The new system will also allow us to work with PDFs and therefore eliminate errors,” Media Trust Ltd. Managing Director Isiaq Ajibola said in a statement.

Electra XD is a non-ablative, no-preheat, positive-working digital plate that typically triple the unbaked run length of Electra HR plates and helps reduce overall plate consumption and energy usage while maintaining consistency, stability, and print quality, according to Kodak.

Prinergy Evo, an entry-level PDF workflow system, features advanced normalizing, color management, trapping and screening options.

Matchprint Inkjet Proofing supports Epson printers and includes Kodak proofing software and Kodak Matchprint inkjet media.

Istanbul-based distributor Dereli Graphics has finalized orders for 21 Kodak CTP devices — a mixture of Trendsetter News, Magnus 400, Magnus 800 and Magnus VLF thermal platesetters, and a Kodak Thermoflex wide platesetter featuring the sleeve option.

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