Magnus Q800 B1 8 Page CtP Platesetter

The Kodak Magnus Q800 Platesetter is a reliable 8-page CTP device with advanced automation options, offering exceptional productivity and stability to meet the needs of offset printers.

Kodak Magnus Q800 8 page CtP

The new generation PlateRite 8000N series thermal CtP recorders from Screen are the successors to the world leading PlateRite 8000 Series. Many years of experience and positive feedback from over 14.000 happy customers have led to further enhancements on design, specification and environmental friendliness.

  • Productivity
  • Long Unattended Operation
  • Ease of Use
  • Excellent Image Quality
  • Production Stability
  • Supports Environmental Expectations

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Key Features


  • Industry-leading throughput of up to 62 plates per hour
  • Full range of automation for faster plate making: Semi-automatic plate loading and unloading, Single-Cassette Unit (SCU), Multi-Cassette Unit (MCU), or Automatic Pallet Loader (APL)
  • Inline punch

Long Unattended Operation

  • Only Automatic Pallet Loader for 8-page CTP in the industry; automated loading of an entire pallet of up to 600 plates with slip sheets reduces plate handling costs and errors and increases unattended operation in prepress.

Ease of Use

  • Connectivity to KODAK Workflow Systems, including KODAK PRINERGY Workflow
  • Multi-language option with multiple operating languages
  • Autorecovery mechanism that fixes many errors with no operator intervention

Excellent Image Quality

  • MAGNUS Q800 Platesetters enable 450 lpi screening. Optional 20- or 10-micron KODAK STACCATO Screening creates photorealistic images.
  • 2400/1200 dpi or 2540/1270 dpi resolution


  • KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology is standard on every MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter, providing accurate, stable, repeatable imaging for fewer plate remakes, fewer adjustments in prepress, and exceptional print quality. 

Supports Your Sustainability Goals

  • With the APL, printers can reduce plate packaging cardboard waste by 89% and completely eliminate wrapping paper waste from plate cartons.
  • 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.

General Specifications

Technical Overview


830 nm thermal imaging platesetter, fully or semi-automatic, external drum

Load/unload systems
  • ContinuousLoad (standard): Semiautomated; 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 100 plates of the same size and thickness with slip sheets. Standard: right access; available with optional left access.
  • Multi-cassette unit (MCU) option: Fully automated; holds up to 500 plates in 5 cassettes, each containing up to 100 plates of the same size and thickness with slip sheets. The required cassette is automatically selected according to the job definition. Empty cassettes can be reloaded while the platesetter is running. Standard: right access; available with optional left access.
  • Automatic Pallet Loader (APL): Holds one pallet of up to 600 plates of the same size and thickness with slip sheets. Standard cassette tray for up to 100 plates enables a secondary plate size online that is different from the pallet plate size. Option to bypass the automatic plate loader by inserting plate directly into the platesetter from the loading conveyor. Standard: right access; available with optional left access. (Speak to Mayday for a current list of plates for the APL.)
Inline punch
  • Up to 10 customised punch heads. Select from a list of punches qualified for Magnus Q800 Platesetter
  • Optional automatic punching is operated according to press profile selected from the Kodak Workflow
  • Punch is available on the front edge of the plate only.

Performance Specifications

Throughput at 2400 dpi1,2
  • Standard: F speed = 28 plates per hour
  • Optional: X speed = 45 plates per hour
  • Optional: Z speed = 62 plates per hour
± 5 microns between two consecutive exposures on the same plate left on the drum
± 20 microns between 2 plates imaged on the same Magnus Platesetter, at largest plate size
± 25 microns between image and punches, when customer punches are used (at largest plate size)
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 Overview


  • Standard: 2400/1200 dpi
  • Optional: 2540/1270 dpi


  • 450 lpi max line screen
  • Optional: 25-, 20- or 10-micron Kodak Staccato Screening
Max. plate size:
around x along drum

950 x 1,163 mm

Max. image area size:
around x along drum

938 x 1,163 mm

Min. plate size:
around drum x along drum

330 x 305 mm

Min. image area size:
around x along drum

318 x 305 mm

Dimensions & Weight

Size (H x W x D)

110.3 x 231 x 165.6 cm


1,040 kg