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Kodak Polychrome Graphics Shows Benefits of Digital Proofing at CMM Show

Press release from the issuing company

4/23/01 Chicago, IL, USA - In its CMM debut, Kodak Polychrome Graphics introduces the packaging industry to two of its award-winning products - thermal printing plates and digital halftone color proofing systems that can accurately reproduce Hexachrome and millions of spot colors including metallics. The centerpiece of the Kodak Polychrome Graphics' booth (15109) is the Kodak Approval XP4 - the acknowledged leader in digital halftone proofing. Equipped with the 2000 GATF InterTech Award Winning Recipe Color software and new orange and green donors, the Approval XP4 system gives package printers the confidence to know they have a proof that can accurately produce literally millions of spot colors - without the need for additional donors. What's more, dot gain can be accounted for and the Approval proof can usually be made on the same substrate as the finished product. "This is the first time we are displaying at CMM, and we are here because we really have something to show the packaging industry," says Andrew Copley, President, United States and Canada region. "With accurate reproduction of metallic and custom-blended colors, Recipe Color software is a breakthrough for package printers. And when it comes to CtP, our package printing customers tell us Kodak Polychrome Graphic's thermal printing plates are improving both their quality and turnaround times." Kodak Polychrome Graphics Thermal Printing Plate/830 is the graphic arts industry's most widely used thermal plate. Imaged rapidly on most thermal platesetters, the Thermal Printing Plate/830 can also be exposed within a conventional UV contact frame and processed as a conventional plate - useful in mixed workflows. On press, the plate gives exceptional performance with baked run-lengths of up to one million impressions.