Quality plates. Fast to press.


With the TRENDSETTER NEWS Platesetter, five automation options are available, so you can choose the automation that's right for your business. Automation makes you more flexible and productive, as well as cutting plate making time and reducing errors caused by manual plate handling. Panorama and dual broadsheet plate rotation available.


Thermal platesetters are known for delivering incredible accuracy and stability. TRENDSETTER Platesetters take that even further: with KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, available only on KODAK Platesetters, you get unmatched stability, reliability, and accuracy, resulting in fewer plate remakes, less time adjusting for variables, and excellent print quality.
Thermal technology also enables true process free plate making. KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates help you reduce environmental impact. .


Attend to your CTP devices from wherever you are, using only a mobile phone, with Kodak’s Mobile CTP Control App. With the help of our timely notifications and alerts, you'll soon be monitoring devices, managing job queues and running multiple CTPs from anywhere.  
Kodak's Mobile CTP Control App is available now for newer models of KODAK MAGNUS, ACHIEVE and TRENDSETTER Platesetters, with support for older models coming soon.


Output of KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates saves money and space, eliminates chemistry, reduces plate processor costs and waste, as well as reducing water usage. 

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Technical Data
2L Option: 838 x 1,118 mm
General Specifications
Technology830 nm thermal imaging platesetter with KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, external drum
Automation optionsStandard: Semi-automatic plate loading and unloading
Auto Unload (optional): Semi-automatic plate loading and automatic unloading to plate processor or stacker; automatic plate rotation
Autoloader (optional): Automated plate loading and unloading of up to 166 plates without slip sheets (0.3 mm); automatic plate rotation
Single Cassette Unit (SCU) (optional): Automated plate loading and unloading of up to 240 plates (0.3 mm) with automated slip sheet removal; automatic plate rotation
Multi Cassette Unit (MCU) (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

Integrated punchUp to 10 customized punch heads. Select from a list of punches qualified for MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter.
Optional automatic punching is operated according to press profile selected from the KODAK Workflow.
Punch is available on the front edge of the plate only.
Performance Specifications
For broadsheet sizes
320 x 700 mm
For panorama sizes
890 x 700mm
Throughput at 1200 dpiStandard and Auto Unload:
S speed = 80 pph
F speed = 110 pph
V speed = 150 pph

Standard and Auto Unload:
S speed = 39 pph
F speed = 63 pp
V speed = 71 pph

Repeatability± 10 microns between two consecutive exposures on the same plate left on the drum
Accuracy± 40 microns between 2 plates imaged by different TRENDSETTER Platesetters
Workflow connectivityStandard KODAK Print Console with TIFF Downloader Software included; connects to KODAK PRINERGY Workflow and most third-party workflow systems. JDF/JMF Connectivity Option enables functionality in the Print Console software to provide job and device status The optional KODAK Mobile CTP Control App lets you monitor CTP devices from your mobile device
Imaging specifications
Resolution1200 dpi standard
Optional: 1270 dpi
Optional: 2400 or 2540 dpi commercial option (not available with V-speed)
Screening200 lpi standard, or 450 lpi with commercial option
Optional: 36-micron KODAK STACCATO Screening, or with commercial option 25-micron or 20-micron
STACCATO Screening
Maximum plate size: around drum x along drumSingle wide (broadsheet): 700 x 450 mm 
Double wide (panorama): 700 x 985 mm  2L
Option: 838 x 1,118 mm
Minimum plate size: around x along drumStandard: Single wide: 267 x 215 mm 
Double wide: 267 x 451 mm 
Auto Unload, Autoloader, SCU, MCU: 
Single wide: 330 x 270 mm4 
Double wide: 330 x 451 mm4 
Manual Load and Unload: 305 x 215 mm
Maximum image area: around drum x along drum700 x 985 mm (827.9 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.