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KODAK TRENDSETTER Q400/Q800 Platesetter


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The popular KODAK TRENDSETTER Q400/Q800 Platesetter is designed to guide you through today’s fast-moving business environment. It’s based on the same trusted technology that printers have depended on for over 20 years, but the TRENDSETTER Platesetter has evolved to help printers adapt and grow.

• Advanced automation
• Best-in-class imaging technology
• New app for remote monitoring



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.




830 nm platesetter with thermal light valve TH5 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.

In-line punch option¹ 

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

Performance Specifications

Throughput at 2400 dpi²³ plates per hour (pph)

Q400 Platesetter

For plate size 724 x 838 mm

Standard and Auto Unload:

F speed = 30 pph
X speed = 43 pph


F speed = 33 pph
X speed = 50 pph
W speed = 75 pph

Q800 Platesetter

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


± 5 microns between two consecutive exposures on the same plate left on the drum


± 20 microns between two plates imaged on the same device


± 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


Standard: 2400/1200 dpi
Optional: 2540/1270 dpi
High Resolution options: 4800 or 5080 dpi


450 lpi max line screen
Optional: 25-, 20- or 10-micron KODAK STACCATO Screening

Q400 Platesetter

Maximum plate size:
around drum x along drum⁴

838 x 990 mm
Minimum plate size:
around drum x along drum⁴

Standard: 267 x 215 mm
Auto Unload/Autoloader/SCU/MCU: 330 x 270 mm⁵

Maximum image area:
around drum x along drum

827.9 x 990 mm

Q800 Platesetter

Maximum plate size:
around drum x along drum⁴

Standard: 838 x 1,143 mm
Auto Unload/Autoloader/SCU/MCU: 838 x 1,118 mm

Minimum plate size:
around drum x along drum⁴

Standard: 267 x 215 mm
Auto Unload/Autoloader/SCU/MCU: 330 x 270 mm⁵

Maximum image area:
around drum x along drum

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.

¹Dual Plate Loading (optional for SCU and MCU) is not compatible in combination with In-line Punch Option; single plate loading only is supported for In-Line Punch Option.

²Imaging speed and throughput is dependent on media sensitivity. All values are for media sensitivity of 120mJ/cm2

³Tested with KODAK Workflow Solutions. For additional information about the test conditions, please consult your Kodak representative.

⁴Standard plate gauge is 0.15 to 0.3 mm (0.006 to 0.012 in). Option available for plate gauge of 0.15 to 0.4 mm (0.006 to 0.016 in). The 0.40 mm plate size is only supported for the “SA” manual device, or in manual bypass for the AU, AL, SCU and MCU. For plate gauges 0.15 to 0.2 mm (0.006 to 0.08 in) there may be some differences in min and max. plate sizes. For more information, please consult your Kodak representative.

⁵Minimum plate size around drum is 383 mm with the plate rotation option, and minimum plate size for manual bypass is 305 x 215 mm.

The platesetter is a Class 1 Laser Product and fully complies with EN60825-1 and US Federal Regulations 21 CFR 1040.10 - CDRH.





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