Kodak reaches milestone in the Indian Sub-continent with 1000th CTP Installation.
In June 2019, Kodak crossed the mark of 1000 CTPs installed in the Indian Sub-continent, a milestone demonstrating that printers in this region are focused on achieving better quality with streamlined production and scalability to profitably grow their business.
Within the prepress segment, Kodak holds the most robust portfolio in thermal technology. The brand provides prepress solutions right from equipment, software to consumables; catering to all segments of customers – Commercial, Offset Packaging, Newspapers, and Publishing.
Kodak CTPs are a flagship product in the Indian print market. The company’s patented and award-winning KODAK SQUARESPOT technology create an accurate, stable dot, consistently and reliably, plate after plate. Unlike diode-based technologies, Kodak thermal laser heads are incredibly durable and provide stunning print accuracy up to 10-micron stochastic screening. Kodak’s robust hardware is backed by robust service and support backed by Kodak’s experienced team.
Kodak’s newest KODAK TRENDSETTER and ACHIEVE Platesetters help printers reduce energy costs by using less power while imaging. With market trends towards shorter runs, printers also need to produce more plates faster. Kodak has answered this demand by introducing W-Speed option for its TRENDSETTER Platesetters. With a throughput of up to 75 plates per hour (4-page) or 62 plates per hour (8-page), it’s unrivalled in its small footprint. Kodak has also introduced the 4,800 / 5,080 dpi High-Resolution option on TRENDSETTER Platesetters which enables features like microprinting, guilloche, security application, lenticular application.
Kodak India’s growth in the India Sub-continent is supported by a network of trusted channel partners, including Insight Print Communications, Monotech Systems, and Fujito PTE.
Kodak’s channel partnership strategy kicked off in 2002 when Insight Print Communications sold the first CTP to Pragati Offset in Hyderabad. Seventeen years later, the sale of Kodak’s 1000th CTP was completed by Insight Print Communications to a commercial printer based out of Gujarat that also uses KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates.
The sale of 1001st Kodak CTP was recently made to Kalajyoti Hyderabad, South India’s largest commercial print firm, through Monotech Systems, a partner since 2016.
For more than two decades, Fujito PTE has supported Kodak to encourage the growth of Kodak prepress solutions in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar.
“Kodak and our dedicated channel partners crossed a significant milestone with the installation of our 1001st CTP across India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar,” said Bhalchandra Nikumb, Managing Director, India & West Asia Cluster, Eastman Kodak Company. “Thanks to the tremendous support of our partners in the region, Kodak has been able to help printers improving how they operate while becoming more profitable and sustainable.”