Kodak MAGNUS Q400 Platesetter

KODAK MAGNUS Q400 Platesetters offer productivity, flexibility, ease of use, and excellent image quality for both small and large commercial and offset package printing operations.


Exceptional throughput: of up to 38 plates per hour
Standard semi-automatic loading reduces plate making time
Single-Cassette Unit (SCU) and Multi-Cassette Unit (MCU) options for greater automation
Optional inline punch accurately punches plates for most commercial presses


Small footprint for efficient plate making in tight prepress departments
Easy field upgrades to SCU or MCU or faster speed, so the equipment can grow with your business
Images 2-page to 6-page plates

Ease of Use

Connectivity to KODAK Workflow Systems, including KODAK PRINERGY Workflow
Multi-language option with nine operating languages
Autorecovery mechanism that fixes many errors with no operator intervention
Gigabit Ethernet communication for enhanced file management

Excellent Image Quality

Thermal imaging provides reliable, stable, high-quality imaging
KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology delivers photorealistic imaging on the MAGNUS Q400 Platesetter, a top-of-the-line thermal CTP solution that delivers unmatched image quality and an option for 10- or 20-micron KODAK STACCATO Screening.

Supports Your Sustainability Goals

Power saving feature for idle status reduces energy use
Output of KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates saves money and space, eliminating chemistry and plate processor costs and waste and reducing water usage

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    MAGNUS Q400 Platesetter with ContinuousLoad
  • Magnus_400_mcu_Quantum FinalMAGNUS Q400 Platesetter with
    Single-Cassette Unit (SCU) or Multi-Cassette Unit (MCU)
General Specifications
Technology 830 nm thermal imaging platesetter, fully or semi-automatic, external drum
Load/unload systems
  • Standard: ContinuousLoad with semi-automatic plate loading and unloading; as one plate is imaged,
    another is placed on standby for automatic loading as soon as the drum unloads.
  • Single-cassette unit (SCU) option: Fully automated; holds up to 60 plates (0.3 mm) of the same size and
    thickness with slip sheets. Functions are identical to multi-cassette unit.
  • Multi-cassette unit (MCU) option: Fully automated; holds up to 180 plates in 3 cassettes, each containing
    up to 60 plates (0.3 mm) of the same size and thickness with slip sheets. The required cassette is
    automatically selected according to the job definition. Slip sheets can be removed from the storage bin
    while the platesetter is running.
Punch option For SCU and MCU configurations: Can be configured with up to 6 punches for single, double, and triple
holes, ensuring precise image-to-punch and plate-to-plate registration. More than 300 punch heads are
Performance Specifications
Throughput at 2400 dpi1,2 F speed: 30 plates per hour (standard)

X speed: 38 plates per hour

Repeatability ± 5 microns between two consecutive exposures on the same plate left on the drum
Accuracy3 ± 20 microns (at a resolution of 2540 dpi) between two plates imaged by different Magnus Platesetters
Workflow connectivity Standard XPO TIFF Downloader Software (included) connects to most third-party workflow systems.

Kodak Prinergy Evo Workflow, Kodak Prinergy Workflow, and connection to third-party workflow systems.

Imaging specifications
Resolution 1200 and 2400 dpi or 1270 and 2540 dpi
Screening 450 lpi max linescreen. Optional: 25-, 20- or 10-micron Kodak Staccato Screening
Maximum plate size:

around drum x along drum

685 x 762 mm

Minimum plate size:

around drum x along drum

300 x 228 mm

Maximum image area size:

around drum x along drum

673 x 762 mm

Physical characteristics
Size (H x W x D)

135 x 176 x 145 cm


750 kg

1 Imaging speed and throughput is dependent on media sensitivity. All values are for media sensitivity of 130mj/cm2.

2 Tested with Kodak Workflow solutions and with MCU/SCU. For additional information about the test conditions, please consult your Kodak representative.

3 Specification for aluminum media with fixed thickness of 0.3 mm at 25˚C (77˚F).

With nearly 3,000 service professionals in 120 countries, a well-trained remote support staff, and an extensive online knowledgebase, KODAK Service and Support enables printers to stay productive.

Several support plans are available to meet your specific needs, allowing you to:

Maximize uptime and increase productivity
Manage costs
Minimize business risk

For more information on Kodak’s service plans, contact your sales representative or see “Service Plans” above.
For immediate support, visit Kodak’s Partner Place.
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