Integration of KODAK SONORA X Process Free Plates and KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter improves productivity
Oregon Lithoprint widely recognized in Oregon and across the Pacific Northwest for its high-quality web printing services, recently installed KODAK SONORA X Process Free Plates and a KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter. The combined economic and environmental benefits of an investment in ACHIEVE Platesetters and SONORA X Process Free Plates is a powerful combination chosen by printers looking to reduce costs and improve the productivity of their operations.
The KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetter is a robust output device that delivers high image quality with excellent reliability and consistency. The newest ACHIEVE Platesetters, which Oregon Lithoprint chose, uses up to 95% less power while imaging than similar competitive devices. Paired up with SONORA X Process Free Plates, Oregon Lithoprint is also benefiting by eliminating the plate processing step. The combined solution not only delivers significant cost savings but is helping the company get plates imaged faster.
“Our decision to switch to SONORA X Process Free Plates was driven by our need to cut the amount of time it was taking to get press-ready plates,” said Mike Hodges, General Manager, Oregon Lithoprint. “SONORA gets up to color incredibly fast compared to our previous plate with registration being perfect every time. We also recognize great benefits from the combined solution by cutting our energy costs with ACHIEVE and eliminating chemistry, water, equipment, energy, and waste related to the processing step with SONORA X.”
In addition to using SONORA X and an ACHIEVE Platesetter, Oregon Lithoprint previously upgraded from KODAK’s EVO to Kodak’s PRINERGY Workflow Software. This trio of Kodak solutions fits in with Oregon Lithoprint’s mission to provide the highest quality products and services possible in a timely fashion and at a competitive price.
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