TRENDSETTER Q400/Q800 Platesetters

Maximum output. Minimal cost.


The TRENDSETTER Q400/Q800 Platesetter now boasts another new automation option to help you grow your business. With the new Multi-Cassette Unit, up to 480 plates can load and unload automatically, so you can make plates for longer with no manual intervention to slow you down. With the MCU, you can have up to four different plate sizes online for improved efficiency and productivity.


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.


TRENDSETTER Platesetters can be an important part of your company's sustainability strategy. Our latest models let you save power in prepress--over both our previous CTP devices and the competition--without sacrificing productivity or uptime. TRENDSETTER Q400/Q800 Platesetters use only 770 watts of power while imaging, up to 85% less than some competitive devices. Pair a TRENDSETTER Platesetter with SONORA Process Free Plates and you're saving energy, water, and chemistry, in prepress, plus reducing waste in the pressroom with accurate and stable plates.


TRENDSETTER Q400/Q800 Platesetters feature a fully integrated, in-line punch system option with accurate three-point registration, helping eliminate costly errors by automating the punch process. The punch system option allows for up to 10 customized punch heads once the system is added.


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 its timely alerts and notifications, you'll soon be monitoring devices, managing job queues and running multiple CTPs – from anywhere.

Available now for newer models of KODAK MAGNUS, ACHIEVE, and TRENDSETTER Platesetters, with support for older models coming soon.


With the TRENDSETTER Q400/Q800 Platesetter you can choose from five options for automation. Automation makes you more flexible and productive, as well as cutting platemaking time and reducing errors caused by manual plate handling.

Brochure TRENDSETTER Q400/Q800
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General Specifications
Technology 830 nm platesetter with KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, 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 plate rotation.
Autoloader (optional): Automated plate loading and unloading of up to 80 plates without slip sheets (0.3 mm); optional automatic plate rotation.
Single Cassette Unit (optional): Automated plate loading and unloading of up to 120 plates (0.3 mm) with automated slip sheet removal, optional automatic plate rotation.
Multi Cassette Unit (optional) Automated plate loading and unloading of up to 480 plates in 4 cassettes, each containing up to 120 plates of the same size and thickness with slip sheets, enabling up to 4 plate sizes online. The required cassette is automatically selected according to job definition. Standard: 2 cassettes. Optional: 4 cassettes total. Optional automatic plate rotation.
Automated slip sheet removal, optional automatic panorama and dual broadsheet plate rotation.
In-line punch option Up to 10 customized punch heads. Select from a list of punches qualified for TRENDSETTER Q400/Q800 Platesetters
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
Automatic punch system adjustment for centering of plate
Performance Specifications
Q400 Platesetter
Q800 Platesetter
Throughput at 2400 dpi plates per hour (pph) For plate size 724 x 838 mm For plate size 1,030 x 838 mm
Standard and Auto Unload:

F speed = 22 pph
X speed = 34 pph
F speed = 24 pph
X speed = 41 pph
W speed = 66 pph

Repeatability ± 5 microns between two consecutive exposures on the same plate left on the drum
Accuracy ± 20 microns between two plates imaged on the same device
Registration ± 25 microns between image and plate edge
Workflow connectivity Standard 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.
Imaging specifications
Q400 Platesetter
Q800 Platesetter
Resolution Standard: 2400/1200 dpi
Optional: 2540/1270 dpi
High Resolution options: 4800 or 5080 dpi
Screening 450 lpi max line screen
Optional: 25-, 20- or 10-micron KODAK STACCATO Screening
Maximum plate size:
around drum x along drum
838 x 990 mm Standard: 838 x 1,143 mm
Auto Unload/Autoloader/SCU/MCU: 838 x 1,118 mm
Minimum plate size:
around x along drum
Standard: 267 x 215 mm
Auto Unload/Autoloader/SCU/MCU: 330 x 270 mm
Standard: 267 x 215 mm
Auto Unload/Autoloader/SCU/MCU: 330 x 270 mm
Maximum image area:
around drum x along drum
827.9 x 990 mm
Standard: 827.9 x 1,143 mm
Auto Unload/Autoloader/SCU/MCU: 827.9 x 1,118 mm
Physical characteristics
Size (H x W x D) / Weight Standard: 160 x 200 x 120 cm / 650 kg
Auto Unload: 170 x 200 x 128 cm / 762 kg
Autoloader: 184 x 200 128 cm / 796 kg
SCU: 186 x 233 x 231 cm / 1,158 kg
MCU: 191 x 233 x 254 cm / 1,837 kg
In-Line punch system option: 102 x 151 x 120 cm / 177 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.