MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter

          Fast and highly-automated


The new T-speed option makes the MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter the fastest 8-page CTP devices in the market, with throughput of up to 80 plates per hour. Or you can choose a 28- or 45-pph system and easily upgrade as your business grows. T-speed is supported by all levels of automation, including the newly-updated Multi-Pallet Loader (MPL), which holds up to 3,200 plates in as many as four formats.


The KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter delivers exceptional productivity and efficiency to meet the needs of all commercial printers, no matter the size. When combined with optional 10-micron KODAK STACCATO Screening, KODAK PRINERGY Workflow and KODAK Digital Plates, MAGNUS Q800 Platesetters deliver photorealistic results you have to see to believe.


Thermal KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology is standard on all MAGNUS Q800 Platesetters, automatically compensating for temperature-related plate expansion and contraction, giving you precise, consistent imaging from plate to plate and from machine to machine.


MAGNUS Q800 Platesetters and KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates are a perfect combination. SONORA Plates reduce environmental impact by eliminating the need for plate processing, and they can handle the fast imaging speeds of the MAGNUS Platesetter, so you can get to press quickly while improving the sustainability of your business.


The MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter is designed with the ability to connect remotely to Kodak Service, enabling our team to diagnose and resolve service requests remotely. When you don’t have to wait for a technician, you save money and you're back in production in no time.


Attend to your CTP devices from wherever you are, using only a mobile phone, with the KODAK Mobile CTP Control App. With help from our timely notifications and alerts, you'll soon be monitoring devices, managing queues and running multiple CTPs from wherever you want.


Automating prepress production helps reduce waste and costly errors while optimizing throughput and efficiency. The MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter is available with a variety of automation options to suit any business need.

Brochure MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter
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Technical Data
General Specifications
Technology 830 nm platesetter with KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, external drum
Automation options ContinuousLoad (standard): Semiautomated; as one plate is imaged, another is placed on standby for automatic loading as soon as the drum unloads.
Single-cassette unit (SCU) (optional): Fully automated; holds up to 100 plates of the same size and thickness with slip sheets. Standard: right access; available with optional left access.
Multi-cassette unit (MCU) (optional): Fully automated; holds up to 500 plates in 5 cassettes, each containing up to 100 plates of the same size and thickness with slip sheets. The required cassette is automatically selected according to the job definition. Empty cassettes can be reloaded while the platesetter is running. Standard: right access; available with optional left access.
Single Pallet Loader (SPL) (optional): Holds one pallet of up to 1,500 plates of the same size and thickness with slip sheets.
Multi-Pallet Loader (MPL) (optional): Holds one or two pallets of up to 1,500 plates each with slip sheets. Optional one or two cassettes holding 100 plates each. Total capacity of 3,200 plates, up to 4 different plate sizes.

Integrated punch Up 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
Throughput at 2400 dpi F speed = 28 plates per hour
X speed = 45 plates per hour
T** speed = 80 plates per hour

Repeatability ± 5 microns between two consecutive exposures on the same plate left on the drum
Accuracy ± 20 microns between 2 plates imaged on the same MAGNUS Platesetter, at largest plate size
Registration ± 25 microns between image and punches, when customer punches are used (at largest plate size)
Workflow connectivity Standard: XPO TIFF Downloader Software (included) connects to KODAK PRINERGY Workflow and most third-party workflow systems.
JDF/JMF Connectivity Option enables functionality in the software to provide job and device status.
The KODAK Mobile CTP Control App lets you monitor CTP devices from your mobile device.. 
Imaging specifications
Resolution Standard: 2400/1200 dpi
Optional: 2540/1270 dpi (not available with T-speed)
Screening 450 lpi max line screen
Optional: 25-, 20- or 10- micron KODAK STACCATO Screening
Maximum plate size: around drum x along drum 950 x 1,163 mm
Maximum image area: around drum x along drum 938 mm x 1,163 mm

Minimum plate size: around x along drum 330 mm x 305 mm
Minimum image area size: around x along drum 318 mm x 305 mm  
Physical characteristics
Size (H x W x D) / Weight Standard: 113 x 231 x 166 cm / 1040 kg
SCU: 146 x 231 x 433 cm / 2076 kg
MCU: 146 x 369 x 433 cm / 2802 kg
SPL or MPL with one pallet: 195 x 231 x 409 cm / 1676 kg
MPL with Second Pallet Option: 195 x 231 x 541 cm / 1961 kg