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Dow Jones & Company Purchases 14 KODAK Thermal CTP Platesetters

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 11-Dow Jones & Company purchased 14 KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS 150 Thermal CTP Platesetters and 17 KODAK PRINERGY EVO Workflow Systems as part of a modernization effort at six of its printing plants.

Dow Jones produces The Wall Street Journal, the second largest newspaper in the country by circulation. The agreement with Kodak will bring digital CTP technology to the company's facilities in Chicopee, Mass.; Bowling Green, Ohio; LaGrange, Ga.; Dallas; Palo Alto, Calif.; and South Brunswick, N.J. Additionally, PRINERGY EVO Workflow Systems will be installed at the Dow Jones advertising services location in Orlando, Fla.

"We evaluated all of the factors and looked at the various options before deciding to go with KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetters. They will work well with how our production is organized," said Paul Cousineau, Director of National Production at Dow Jones & Company.

Dow Jones prints nearly 1.7 million copies of The Wall Street Journal daily in the United States.

"We are honored that Dow Jones & Company showed this level of confidence in KODAK Thermal CTP Technology. They conducted a very thorough review process before making this significant investment in prepress equipment," said Jack Knadjian, Vice President, Publishing Market Segment, Kodak's Graphic Communications Group. "Printers like Dow Jones are attracted to KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetters because they offer stability and high quality digital production across multiple plant locations. They can assure their customers of color consistency from each print site, removing a major variable from the process."

The TRENDSETTER NEWS Thermal CTP Platesetter comes in six models, ranging in speed from 60 plates per hour to more than 240 plates per hour to suit newspaper printing facilities of all sizes. The TRENDSETTER NEWS Thermal Platesetter delivers fast, reliable imaging with a standard file format interface for newspaper production systems. It is available with semiautomatic or fully automated plate loading and unloading. The machine to machine accuracy of the KODAK SQUARESPOT Thermal Imaging Heads, combined with the binary nature of thermal imaging, achieves consistent and repeatable halftone dot structures.    

The KODAK PRINERGY EVO Workflow System helps newspapers deal with last minute changes easily, without causing delays. Based on the latest standards and proven PRINERGY System technology, PRINERGY EVO News Software delivers exceptional PDF processing capabilities. A flexible PDF workflow featuring proven color management, late stage editing and imposition, and advanced screening options to optimize output on TRENDSETTER NEWS CTP Devices as well as PRINERGY EVO Systems help deliver the automation, speed, control, and flexibility that newspapers need to accommodate tight editorial and ad deadlines and output large numbers of pages more quickly.

 

 

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