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New newspaper printer gains efficiencies with Kodak non-process CTP solutions

Press release from the issuing company

Rochester, N.Y. - Mexia, Texas-based The Mexia News achieved cost and sustainability goals by installing solutions from Kodak. This brand new newspaper printing facility worked with Kodak to get its operations off the ground in the past year.

During the fall of 2009, The Mexia News added a KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS Thermal Platesetter with KODAK PF-N Non Process Plates, KODAK PRINERGY EVO Workflow and KODAK PREPS Imposition Software. For The Mexia News, going non process was a major factor in choosing Kodak. The ease of working with one vendor for a comprehensive, space-saving digital solution was also appealing.

"The fact that Kodak offered a non process solution was the key in our decision-making process," said Jim Moser, owner, The Mexia News. "For us, just getting started and not having to deal with chemicals was a huge plus. Then, considering the minimal footprint the system requires in our new facility-that really steered us in Kodak's direction."

Kodak's service team guided the The Mexia News from training to ongoing assistance with getting the facility up and running.

"We've been very pleased that we're getting a great print job each time, in terms of cost and quality. We anticipated there would be some savings with the platesetter, but not nearly as much as we've seen so far," said Moser. "For a small press operation like ours, saving time and energy is very important. In the long-term, I think we're going to see some big cost efficiencies."

The KODAK TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetter delivers fast, reliable imaging with a standard file format interface for newspaper production systems and is available with semi-automatic or fully automated plate loading and unloading. The KODAK PF-N Non Process Plate provides the resolution, reliability, and imaging accuracy of thermal, digital plates without the need to install and maintain a plate processor, and KODAK PRINERGY EVO Workflow is an affordable PDF workflow system for controlling prepress, plate, and film production with customizable configurations. KODAK PREPS Imposition Software-now in version 6-is a fully automated industry-leading solution that helps reduce production costs from both labor and materials.

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.