Kodak is targeting commercial and offset packaging printers with a new platesetter that it said combines ease of use with low environmental impact.

The Magnus 400 III platesetter is a four-up CTP for printers and publishers looking to improve productivity, quality and flexibility.

"With this newest model of the MAGNUS Platesetter family, we are addressing the changing needs of our customers and offering them a robust, flexible option that will grow with their business and help them seize the opportunities that exist in today's market," noted Kuty Paperny, director, Global Product Management, Output Devices, Kodak.

"Leveraging the best of Kodak's digital plate imaging technology, this device will make it even easier for our customers to be productive and profitable."

The kit supports up to seven language options, has an auto-recovery system and a gigabit ethernet communication.

Meanwhile, a new software-based feature, the Kodak Intelligent Prepress Manager, allows remote monitoring of the plate line for higher productivity and efficiency. The MAGNUS 400 III Platesetter offers support for the Kodak Intelligent Prepress Manager. Paperny added, "Very fast imaging speeds and a variety of automation options make this device ideal for a growing business. And of course, by using KODAK THERMAL DIRECT Non Process Plates, prepress professionals can further reduce their environmental impact."