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Issue 4

Marketing beat

• Call for Entries: 2016 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award


Is using SONORA Plates just one of the ways that your company is reducing environmental impact? Please fill out an entry for the SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award!

We are proud of how many of our customers are working to be more green, and we use this award to recognize and share best practices for environmental sustainability.
Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award. Deadline for entries is November 1

Click You can learn more about the award and view past winners at www.kodak.com/go/sonoragreenleaf.
Click here to submit your entry for the 2016 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award







• Congratulations to the first Global KODAK SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award



At drupa, we awarded Dutch customer Drukkerij de Bij with the inaugural Global KODAK SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award We presented the Drukkerij de Bij executives with a 5,000 euro donation to Suus&Abel Sustainable, a charity organization that was co-founded by Drukkerij de Bij and whose mission is to make children aware of their own sustainable future.

Drukkerij de Bij uses energy efficient equipment and renewable energy and monitors energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. It also monitors water usage and extensively recycles paper, cardboard, packaging, aluminum plates, batteries and electronic components. In addition, the Dutch printing company uses bio inks, alcohol-free solvents and FSC certified and recycled paper during the printing process. The company proudly promotes its sustainable practices to customers and vendors as a unique differentiator.


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• Do Your Customers Know You’ve Gone Green?



You are special because you use (or sell) SONORA Plates. Most offset printers still use processed plates, so you have an opportunity to set yourself apart from your competition.

Do your customers know what you have done to be more sustainable?

Kodak would like to help you tell your customers that you are making a difference for the environment, so we’ve created the SONORA Plate Marketing Kit, which includes tools you can use, such as:

• A logo for your website or print materials showing that you are using (or selling) process free plates (Both horizontal and vertical layouts are available. Non-English versions available soon.)
• Text for your website
• A brochure that you can share with your customers, showing the sustainability benefits of process free plates
• And more to be added…

Download tools from the
SONORA Plate Marketing Kit
FOR RESELLERS | FOR PRINTERS


Technical knowledge

• UV Capability of SONORA XP Plates



Although UV has been around for a while in the offset printing world, it seems that it’s getting a lot of attention lately. Certainly here at Kodak we’re seeing a lot more of our customers considering UV, and they’re asking about what plates they can use.

The good news is that SONORA XP Plates can be used with UV applications, including H-UV and LED-UV. They are qualified for up to 10,000 impressions with UV, and as always run length depends on press conditions.
Note that usually the background on the plate is clean almost immediately after the ink is applied, but the number of revolutions may vary depending on the press, particular inks, environmental variables, roller settings or start-up procedures.
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• Updated Customer Information Manuals Available for SONORA XP Plates



The Customer Information Manual (CIM) is your primary source for information on how to use SONORA Plates successfully, The CIM includes:

The good news is that SONORA XP Plates can be used with UV applications, including H-UV and LED-UV. They are qualified for up to 10,000 impressions with UV, and as always run length depends on press conditions.

• detailed specifications
• packaging information
• handling and storage guidelines
• usage instructions, in prepress and in the pressroom
• troubleshooting tips





Contact us

   Anita Yiu
   Printing Plates Manager, GAR ALMA
   anita.yiu@kodak.com
   Tel: +852 2564 9372

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