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Kodak Digital Plates Help Derksen Printers

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Derksen Printers Ltd., a full-service commercial printer and newspaper publisher in Canada, has been making headlines since 1932. Specializing in short-run web printing of newspapers and flyers, the Manitoba-based printer delivers high-quality printing and exceptional service and support to its customers. With the installation of a KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS 70 Thermal Platesetter with KODAK SWORD EXCEL Thermal Plates and KODAK PRINERGY EVO Workflow, Derksen Printers drives productivity, improves quality, and boosts flexibility in its operations.

"Finding the right CTP solution for our blended printing environment was key," said Darrel Guenther, Prepress Manager, Derksen Printers. "The speed of the TRENDSETTER NEWS 70 Thermal Platesetter allows us to produce plates at a much faster, more reliable rate. When you combine that with the gains we're experiencing in productivity from PRINERGY EVO Workflow, we're better positioned to take our printing and newspaper publishing capabilities to new heights."

The TRENDSETTER NEWS 70 Thermal Platesetter produces up to 80 plates per hour and is the ideal CTP solution for newspaper printing facilities of all sizes. The TRENDSETTER NEWS Thermal Platesetter delivers fast, reliable imaging for Derksen Printers with a standard file format interface suited for its newspaper production system. Utilizing KODAK SWORD EXCEL Thermal Plates, Derksen Printers achieves excellent print quality with superb reliability, repeatability, convenience, and speed. What's more, the fully automated plate loading and unloading capabilities of the TRENDSETTER NEWS Thermal Platesetter result in significant productivity gains. 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 helps Derksen Printers address any last-minute changes easily, without causing delays. Based on the latest standards and proven PRINERGY System technology, PRINERGY EVO Workflow 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 the TRENDSETTER NEWS Thermal Platesetter, the PRINERGY EVO Workflow helps deliver the automation, speed, control, and flexibility that newspapers need to accommodate tight editorial and ad deadlines and quickly output large numbers of pages.

These KODAK Solutions were sold by SPICERS, a Kodak authorized reseller in Canada. SPICERS, a Division of PaperlinX Canada Limited, is committed to providing customers with the latest innovations, highest quality products and best values.

Derksen Printers is the largest custom newspaper printing plant in rural Manitoba and has become a major publisher of specialty publications, including The Carillon, an award-winning community weekly newspaper serving Steinbach and southeastern Manitoba. The company produces a wide range of weekly and monthly publications in several different languages, employs 45 full-time employees, and operates out of its Steinbach, Manitoba facility. More information can be found at www.derksenprinters.com.

KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120 countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging and data storage industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.