ROCHESTER, NY—Kodak has commercially released new extensions to its industry leading Flexcel NX System, empowering customers in the post print and pre-print corrugated markets to drive significant print quality improvements while taking advantage of increased print stability and pressroom efficiencies. Developed in response to customer demand, the new Flexcel NX system Wide 5080 System, and new range of plates will extend to the corrugated sector the print excellence customers have grown to expect from Kodak flexographic solutions.
With a proven track record in labels, flexibles, cartons, shrink sleeves and bags, the Flexcel NX system allows prepress providers and printers to maintain a competitive edge by delivering highly impactful packaging of exceptional quality while streamlining production costs. Through continued innovation and investment in technologies such as Kodak SQUAREspot Imaging Technology and Kodak Digicap NX Patterning, corrugated producers will now be able to take advantage of these benefits with a solution that enables expanded tonal range, higher linescreens, more efficient ink transfer and improved print quality on lower grade boards.
“We are excited to deliver on our customers’ requests for a Flexcel NX system that focuses on corrugated packaging,” said Doug Edwards, president, digital printing & enterprise. “We know that there are always strong cost pressures in this segment and have worked hard to deliver a solution that focuses on both quality and total delivered cost. Whether customers are focused on achieving high quality results in preprint and postprint or impactful, cost effective postprint results on lower grade liners, we are confident that Kodak now has an innovative solution to meet those needs. Commercial print trials have already yielded an overwhelmingly positive response from both printers, and their brand clients alike.
“The Flexcel NX Wide 5080 System includes a newly designed imaging platform and laminator that enables platemaking in formats up to 50-in. by 80-in,” he continued. Designed for operator ease of use, rapid throughput and robust performance, the system features the tried and trusted Kodak SQUAREspot Imaging Technology for precise, repeatable, high resolution imaging.
The new Kodak Flexcel NXC plates are formulated specifically for post print applications delivering superior ink coverage, reduced fluting, improved highlight reproduction and cost effective on press performance. Kodak Flexcel NXH plates, now available in 50-in. x 80-in. format, are ideal for high quality preprint applications, enabling efficient on press performance, long plate life, and photo realistic print reproduction.