French print house Chevillon Imprimeur has simplified its on-press processes and boosted productivity after investing in the next-generation KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates. The new plates are also enabling the Sens-based company to reinforce its green print infrastructure. The company also recently invested in a KODAK MAGNUS 800 Platesetter with KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System for enhanced print production planning and KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal for easy-to-use web access to prepress workflow.
Specializing in magazine printing, Chevillon Imprimeur’s customer base comprises magazine publishers, local authorities and trade-unions. The company employs 24 staff, and recorded sales worth 3.9 million Euros in 2012.
Chevillon Imprimeur is a long-standing Kodak customer, and has been using a KODAK LOTEM 800 Platesetter and KODAK THERMAL DIRECT Process Free Plates since 2011. The positive impact of these plates prompted the company to invest in the next generation KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates.
Streamlining production, improving quality
Since using the SONORA XP Plates with the KODAK MAGNUS 800 Platesetter, Chevillon Imprimeur has seen productivity soar. The faster imaging speed has spurred a 15% to 20% surge in output.
The plate-checking operation has also been simplified thanks to the excellent contrast of the SONORA XP Plates, and they offer the resolution, accuracy and repeatability usually associated with processed plates.
Dominique Haudiquet, General Manager at Chevillon Imprimeur comments: “We are very impressed with the SONORA XP Plates. They have helped the business take another big step forward, and not just from a productivity perspective. Using process-free plates underlines to our customers that we are an environmentally responsible company.”
Claude Desbrugères, Cluster Business Director, France & Benelux, Kodak, comments: “Chevillon Imprimeur has enjoyed sustained growth and retained its competitive edge thanks to a policy of adopting the latest print solutions. The KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates fit perfectly with this approach. They are already having a big impact on the company’s output, not to mention making it a more sustainable operation.”