Achieve News

            High Performance Plate Making Systems


The KODAK ACHIEVE NEWS Platesetter delivers the stability and reliability of Kodak’s thermal CTP technology for newspaper plate making. Why is that news? Because you can print exceptional quality, vibrant color images time after time. And that’s what readers – and advertisers – love.


KODAK ACHIEVE NEWS Platesetters offer the stability, reliability, and quality of Kodak’s thermal CTP technology at a price designed for newspapers on a tight budget.


Five available automation options reduce platemaking time, as well as errors caused by manual plate handling.


ACHIEVE NEWS Platesetters are fully compatible with KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates, so you can eliminate your plate processor along with all the water, energy and chemicals used in processing. When imaging plates you can reduce your power consumption to only 400 watts.


ACHIEVE Platesetters deliver incredible accuracy and stability using Kodak’s TH5 Imaging Technology, which is based on our proven thermal technology.

This enables true process free plate making, helping you reduce your environmental impact even further.


Attend to your CTP devices wherever you are, using only a mobile phone and the KODAK Mobile CTP Control App – which offers device monitoring, queue management, push notifications and alerts across multiple CTPs

Technical Data

General Specifications
Technology 830 nm laser thermal imaging, fully automatic, external drum
Automation Options
  • Standard: Semi-automatic plate loading and unloading
  • Auto Unload (optional): Semi-automatic plate loading and automatic unloading to plate processor or stacker; optional automatic panorama and dual broadsheet plate rotation
  • Autoloader (optional): Automated plate loading and unloading of up to 166 plates without slip sheets (0.3 mm); optional automatic panorama and dual broadsheet plate rotation
  • Single Cassette Unit (optional): Automated plate loading and unloading of up to 240 plates (0.3 mm) with automated slip sheet removal, optional automatic panorama and dual broadsheet plate rotation
  • Multi Cassette Unit (optional): Automated plate loading and unloading of up to 960 plates (0.3 mm) in 4 cassettes, each containing up to 240 plates of the same size and thickness with slip sheets.
    Automated slip sheet removal, optional automatic panorama and dual broadsheet plate rotation.
    Standard: 2 cassettes. Optional: 4 cassettes total
Performance Specifications
Throughput at 1200 dpi
for broadsheet (320 x 700 mm) /
panorama plate sizes (890 x 700 mm)
Standard, Auto Unload, Autoloader, SCU and MCU:
F speed = 54 / 25 plates per hour
Repeatability ± 10 microns between two consecutive exposures on the same plate left on the drum 
Accuracy ± 40 microns between two plates imaged by different ACHIEVE Platesetters.
Workflow connectivity Standard KODAK Print Console with TIFF Downloader Software included; connects to most third-party workflow system
Imaging specifications
Resolution 1200 dpi standard
  • 200 lpi max line screen standard
  • Optional: 36-micron KODAK STACCATO Screening
Maximum plate size:
around x along drum 1
  • Single wide (broadsheet): 700 x 450 mm
  • Double wide (panorama): 700 x 985 mm
  • 2L Option: 838 x 1,118 mm
Minimum plate size:
around drum x along drum1

Maximum image area:
around x along drum

  • Single wide: 267 x 215 mm
  • Double wide: 267 x 451 mm

Auto Unload, Autoloader, SCU, MCU:

  • Single wide: 383 x 270 mm 2
  • Double wide: 383 x 451 mm 2

Manual Load and Unload:

  • 305 x 215 mm

700 x 985 mm (838 x 1,118 mm with 2L Option

Physical characteristics 
Size (H x W x D) / Weight
  • Standard: 160 x 200 x 120 cm / 650 kg
  • Auto Unload: 170 x 200 x 127 cm / 762 kg
  • Autoloader: 184 x 200 x 127 cm / 796 kg
  • SCU: 186 x 233 x 231 cm / 1,158 kg
  • MCU: 191 x 233 x 254 cm / 1,837 kg
  • For long unload table with plate rotation option: height becomes 210 cm, and 53 cm is added to the depth. Add 10 kg to weight

1  Supported  plate gauge is 0.20 to 0.30 mm. For more information, please consult your Kodak representative.

2  Minimum plate size around drum is 383 mm with the plate rotation option, and minimum plate size for manual bypass is 305 x 215 mm.

3  Resolution limited to 175 lpi for TRILLIAN SP and THERMALNEWS SP Plates only