Kodak Sells its First CTP System in West Africa

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By: E&P Staff

Graphic Communications Group in Accra, Ghana, has ordered Kodak’s 40-plate-per-hour Trendsetter 800 III platesetter, its recently introduced Electra XD thermal plates, Prinergy Powerpack (a packaging-specific version of the Prinergy Evo PDF workflow system), and Matchprint inkjet proofing system (supporting Epson printers and including Kodak proofing software and Matchprint inkjet media).

The sale, marking Kodak’s first computer to plate installation in West Africa, was administered through FC Exports, the regional sales agent for Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group.

Graphic Communications Group publishes the national newspaper Daily Graphic, and has expanded into commercial and package printing. The purchase was based on the system’s speed, quality and consistency, according to the company’s procurement manager, John Tagoe. “With these new solutions from Kodak, we expect to grow our business in each of the three market segments that we serve,” Tagoe said in a statement announcing the sale at the Drupa trade show in Germany.

Launched at Drupa, the Electra XD is a non ablative, no-preheat, positive-working digital plate designed for stability, resolution, run length, and color control throughout a press run. At triple the unbaked run length of Electra HR plates, the XD plate also helps reduce overall plate consumption and energy consumption.

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