Kodak Generation News

CtP újságnyomáshoz

The KODAK GENERATION NEWS System is a complete, integrated CTP system designed to meet the demanding needs of medium to large newspaper printers. The GENERATION NEWS System provides both the superior quality of thermal imaging and high productivity, allowing newspaper printers to:

  • Maximize throughput with a fast, highly automated platemaking system
  • Realize all the benefits of thermal imaging, including increased stability and repeatability and outstanding print quality

Features and Benefits:

  • High automated plate loading capacity – up to 800 plates with standard 2 online plate cassettes and up to 1600 plates with optional 4 cassettes
  • Multiple plate sizes can be online, and the proper plate size is automatically selected
  • Automated slip sheet removal and high slip sheet storage capacity
  • Throughput of up to 300 plates per hour at 1270 dpi
  • KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology provides high resolutions and superior stability, accuracy, and reliability
  • Compact footprint for maximum plate production in tight prepress areas
  • Performs optimally as a complete system with the KODAK GENERATION NEWS Platesetter, KODAK THERMALNEWS GOLD Plates, the KODAK NEWSMANAGER Workflow System, and the KODAK MERCURY P-HD Plate Processor
  • Backed by Kodak’s world-class service and support organization

The GENERATION NEWS System can be a key element to improving the Stability of your printing business, helping you achieve your quality, efficiency, profitability, and environmental goals.

Kodak Generation News


830 nm laser thermal imaging, fully automatic, external drum


2 cassettes (standard) or 4 cassettes. Each cassette holds up to 400 plates of the same size and thickness.
Fully automated; the cassette with the correct size plate is automatically selected according to the job definition. The unit automatically loads and unloads plates and removes slip sheets.

Plate capacity
(0.3 mm plate thickness)

2 cassettes: 800 broadsheet size or 400 panorama size plates
4 cassettes: 1600 broadsheet size or 800 panorama size plates
Capacity of slip sheet bin: 1800 slip sheets

Throughput @ 343 mm plate width, 1270 dpi

Z speed: 300 pph
X speed: 250 pph
V speed: 200 pph

Throughput @ 890 mm plate width, 1270 dpi

Z speed: 139 pph
X speed: 110 pph
V speed: 93 pph

Workflow connectivity

Optimal connection via KODAK NEWSMANAGER and PRINERGY EVO Workflow Systems. TIFF downloader software connects to most third-party workflow systems.


4 resolutions: 1200 or 1270 dpi standard;
2400 or 2540 dpi optional for V-speed only

Screening capability
(dependent on media qualification)

AM screening: up to 200 lpi
FM screening: 25-micron STACCATO Screening and up

Media type

Thermal IR-sensitive aluminum plates, 830 nm
Recommended: KODAK THERMALNEWS GOLD Digital Plates

Plate sizes:
Min. to max. around drum circumference
Min. to max. along drum axis

460 mm – 660 mm (18.1 in. – 26 in.)

Single wide (broadsheet): 290 mm – 432 mm
(11.5 in. – 17 in.)
Double wide (panorama): 451 mm – 960 mm
(17.75 in. – 37.8 in.)
Optional: 1050 mm (41.3 in.) maximum plate size

Size (H x W x D)

183.5 cm x 185 cm x 322.5 cm
(72.24 in. x 72.8 in. x 127 in.)


1950 kg (4300 lb.)





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