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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

KODAK DEMONSTRATED THE LATEST KODAK FLEXCEL NX DIGITAL FLEXOGRAPHIC SYSTEM AT THE PACKAGING INNOVATIONS SHOW

At the Packaging Innovations Show that took place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London on 7th and 8th October, Kodak demonstrated its Kodak Flexcel NX Digital Flexographic System technology which offers customers the ability to develop business through innovation. Reproflex 3 Ltd, a Kodak customer, and National Flexibles who also have stands are demonstrating creative samples of flexible packaging printed with the Flexcel NX System.
 
“Kodak is confirming its commitment to the packaging print sector," says Jonathan Moore, Kodak Packaging Sales Director for the UK and Nordic regions. “We are delighted to attend the Packaging Innovations Show and join our customer Reproflex 3 and its printer National Flexibles. All three stands demonstrated samples of the quality and innovation of the Kodak Flexcel NX System technology." 
 
Kodak recently won a 2010 InterTech Technology Award from the Printing Industries of America - the highest honour for innovation in the graphic communications industry for Kodak Digicap NX Screening which is used with the Kodak Flexcel NX Digital Flexographic System to improve ink transfer efficiency during flexographic printing, especially when printing on films.
 
The Flexcel NX System achieves levels of print quality that you would normally expect from gravure, offset or digital printing.  The Flexcel NX System drives significant cost savings on press with high resolution.  The flat-top dots deliver wide impression latitude, fast set-ups and long plate life. As a result users find that make-ready wastage costs can decline by 25% and their plates are capable of run lengths two or four times greater than traditional digital plates.
 
One-to-One Reproduction
The Kodak Flexcel NX System is a flexographic system that enables true one-to-one reproduction of the image from file to plate.  Kodak SquareSpot Imaging Technology, the Thermal Imaging Layer (TIL) and the process of exposure in the absence of oxygen mean that the image in the digital file is faithfully reproduced pixel for pixel, bringing total predictability to the process.
 
High Resolution Imaging 
The Kodak Flexcel NX Imagers use SquareSpot Imaging Technology, giving an effective resolution of 10,000dpi to enable printing dots as small as 10 microns.   This allows subtle highlights details, vignettes and fade to zero and the use of all available grey levels. Because of the one-to-one reproduction and the flat-top dots none of the detail is lost from beginning to end of the print run.
 
Superior Ink Transfer
Effective ink transfer has a tremendous impact on both visual appearance and print production efficiency. The Kodak Flexcel NX Digital Flexographic Plates, with their flat-top dot structure and resistance to impression, enable higher print densities and smoother solids.  In those print applications where ink transfer is a problem, a significant boost can be achieved through the use of Kodak Digicap NX Screening, which applies a micro fine surface texturization pattern to the printing surface of the Flexcel NX Plate.