(05/29/2024 / sbr)

Kodak sells first Magnus Q3600 Titan Platesetter to Imprimerie Pollina

Kodak is delighted to announce the world's first sale of the new Kodak Magnus Q3600 Titan Platesetter at drupa 2024. Imprimerie Pollina, based in Luçon, France, has opted for Kodak's innovative VLF platesetter with Multi-Pallet Loader (MPL) automation.

The Magnus Q3600 Titan Platesetter will replace the two oldest of three existing Magnus VLF Platesetters at the print shop, which is one of the leading book printers in Europe and also produces magazines and catalogs. Imprimerie Pollina also has a Magnus Q800 Platesetter with MPL automation and operates six B1 and VLF sheetfed offset presses and two web offset presses. A Kodak CTP and plate customer for more than 20 years, Imprimerie Pollina produces around 400 printing plates per day. In early 2024, the company switched its sheetfed offset printing from wet processed plates to Kodak Sonora Xtra Process Free Plates.

Imprimerie Pollina has ordered the Magnus Q3600 Titan Platesetter with the 3-segment MPL configuration for 4 plate pallets and with the fast W-speed option. The Magnus Q3600 Titan is the “most versatile VLF CTP system on the market”, offering eight different plate sizes online at once (max. 5 pallets plus 3 cassettes). With a ? smaller footprint than the closest competitor, print shops can maximize their floor space. It features the new Fusion Drive, which provides faster and more accurate positioning of the Kodak Squarespot imaging head.

“By investing in the new Magnus Q3600 Titan Platesetter, we are significantly modernizing and streamlining our platemaking. We have long been impressed by the consistency and precise reproducibility of Kodak Squarespot Imaging Technology. What we particularly like about the new VLF platesetter is the speed of the imaging and punching system. And the new, easier pallet loading process of the Multi-Pallet Loader is also a very welcome improvement, commented Laurent Pollina, President, who runs the company together with his brothers Stéphane and Paul-Alain. “Our renewed decision in favor of Kodak was also influenced by our excellent experience with the local Kodak Service & Support team and Kodak's plate experts.

“We are very pleased that our long-standing customer Imprimerie Pollina will be the first to benefit from the high productivity, automation and plate size flexibility of the Magnus Q3600 Titan Platesetter. Our latest CTP system is a perfect solution for print shops with large plate size and volume requirements and sets a new benchmark in the VLF category, said Denisse Goldbarg, CMO and Head of EAMER Sales, Kodak.