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platesetter

A machine that generates plates for a printing press. A platesetter is similar in function to an imagesetter, except that instead of producing film from which the plates are made, the plates themselves are made. See imagesetter and CTP.
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The new platesetter has been in beta testing at the newspaper printer since the end of March.
Word that the choice had changed in April to thermal CTP could not be confirmed at Nexpo, where sales of three of Kodak's latest, highest-speed, high-capacity Generation News thermal platesetters (see next page) to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and three Agfa Advantage violet platesetters to The StarTribune in Minneapolis were announced.
Separately, the Shelby (Ohio) Daily Globe, another PAGE co-op member, also has migrated from conventional prepress production to violet technology with an Esprit violet platesetter from alfaQuest Technologies and Replica HSV plates.
The low-energy draw of ECRM platesetters can be attributed to its basic design," notes ECRM product engineering manager Dave Connor.
Driver installation and configuration takes only a few minutes and the B1 platesetters are able to output full size plates with no delay in rated throughput.
With the Trendsetter 800 III Quantum platesetter and the Prinergy EVO workflow system, our students are learning on the latest technology of its kind," says Harvey Levenson, head of the Graphic Communication Department at Cal Poly.
The Palladio has been a popular platesetter in secondary markets for some time," added Crews.
Kodak is maximizing plate performance and improving the sustainability of its customers operations with the announcement of KODAK ELECTRA MAX Thermal Plates and introduction of the KODAK TRENDSETTER Q2400/Q3600 Platesetter.