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Significant Platesetter Order For KPG

Press release from the issuing company

Düsseldorf, Germany - Stand 5D24: Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) has signed an agreement with Tabloidtryck i Norden AB, Sweden, for two KPG Newsetter TH100 platesetter systems with an option for five more. The agreement also includes KPG Mercury News plate- processors and ThermalNews plates. Tabloidtryck is one of the fastest growing printing operations in Sweden with a large spectrum of products and customers. The Newsetter systems with a Barenschee Plate Loader will be installed at the company's new printing plant in Östersund. The installation of the new KBA Continent press with 6 towers and 1 folder started last week. Production is scheduled to start this autumn. Rinus Hoebeke, European newspaper segment manager comments: "We are delighted to make such a positive start to drupa and to take such a significant newspaper order." The KPG Newsetter TH100 is suitable for many newspaper formats including panorama, tabloid and broadsheet. It is a high-quality, versatile solution capable of outputting up to 100 plates per hour. The modular design of the system allows the customer to choose a fully automated operation, or a semi-automated configuration and provides the option to manually load the plates into the Newsetter and unload directly from the Mercury News processor. The Barenschee Plate Loader, for automatic plate loading of KPG Newsetter systems has a high performance of 360 plates per hour allowing the machine to serve two Newsetter systems. KPG ThermalNews plates meet the rigorous demands of newspaper printing, bringing outstanding print quality and reliability. With virtually no dot gain at plate level, the ThermalNews plate offers high run lengths of over 200,000 without post baking, as well as enjoying fast restarts on-press and a significant overall reduction in plate production time. The KPG Mercury News processor is especially designed to handle KPG ThermalNews newspaper plates. It is highly automated, easy to operate and convenient to maintain providing consistently high quality and trouble free production of printing plates.