Fox Valley Sees Results With New Kodak Platesetter
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—A new Kodak Trendsetter 400 II Quantum Platesetter at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) will serve dual purposes, hands-on training for the next generation of graphic communications providers, and improved turnaround time for customers of the school’s in-plant print shop.
“It was natural for us to expand our relationship with Kodak. As an industry leader, Kodak solutions allow us to give our students an education of the highest quality while providing local not for profits with affordable, high-quality print,” said Dale Drake, department chair, printing and publishing program. “In our eight-year relationship with Kodak, we have attracted some of the best students to our college and at the same time, are better equipped to serve our customers.”
The Kodak Trendsetter 400 II Quantum Platesetter offers semi-automatic operation, stability, easy maintenance, and excellent imaging quality. In addition to standard thermal plates, the Trendsetter 400 II Quantum platesetter can output chemical free plates or thermal film. ContinuousLoad and Autoloader options are available to increase throughput. The Trendsetter 400 II Quantum platesetter features Kodak Squarespot Thermal Imaging Technology.
The school, which runs its in-plant print shop around class schedules to maximize hands-on training, owns numerous industry accolades for the quality of print produced by students.
“For five years in a row our students have won the PIA/GATF Premier Print awards in the student category,” noted Drake. “No other school has ever won even two years in a row and the training our students get on Kodak technology helps us achieve these excellent results.”