When the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System was introduced at drupa 2008, it
was immediately recognized as a gamechanger for flexography. Never before had
the industry seen a digital platemaking system that enabled such advancements
in production efficiency, stability and repeatability, while delivering image
quality that rivals gravure. Five years later, the FLEXCEL NX System is being
used in more than 50 countries around the world, where it is driving
transformation in flexo printing by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
A significant milestone is reached this month with the announcement of the
installation of the 300th FLEXCEL NX System.
This innovative system has garnered some of the industry’s most
prestigious awards: the PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award for the system
itself and for the unique KODAK DIGICAP NX Screening that revolutionizes ink transfer capabilities, the FTA Technical
Innovation Award, and the Flexographic Prepress Platemakers Association (FPPA)
Technical Innovator of the Year Award. Over the years, FLEXCEL NX System users
have captured hundreds of industry awards for flexographic printing excellence.
To celebrate the FLEXCEL NX System’s five years of innovation,
differentiation and excellence, Kodak has just published the story of how this
technology is shaping the businesses of five of our many global customers. This
new publication showcases how the FLEXCEL NX System has helped them fill a void
in the market, bringing new levels of quality and efficiency, and enabling them
to do more with less. Read the full articles at www.kodak.com/go/flexcelnx.
Ben Abray, President of Autumn Graphics, notes, “You have to stand
out as a provider that understands the market and adopts the best technology to
deliver outstanding results. Our clients trust us to help them maximize their
brand value, help their packages stand out on store shelves, and help them be
as efficient as possible in every job. The FLEXCEL NX System is one of the
tools we use today that makes that possible.”
Andrew Hewitson, Joint Managing Director of UK prepress service
provider Reproflex3, states, “There is no other technology in the market that
can deliver the consistency the FLEXCEL NX System technology can deliver. The
laser technology delivers more detail—it has a far superior dot structure, more
accurate reproduction and more stable print. In our experience, the FLEXCEL NX
System is totally predictable and robust. We’ve built a strong business with
the FLEXCEL NX System in the competitive narrow and wide web market by offering
something different. As I look ahead, I am very excited about what the future
holds for flexo technology and for our business.”
The FLEXCEL NX System has been instrumental in helping U.S.-based
Splash Graphics grow its business with a differentiated offering. Company
partner Dhiren Sanghani says, “When you are entering a new market, or talking
to a brand owner, you need innovation that will bring disruptive improvements—that
makes them stand up and listen—and the FLEXCEL NX System gave us that.”
The FLEXCEL NX System is the cornerstone of Kodak’s
industry-leading portfolio of flexographic solutions, designed to help customers
print better and print smarter. To learn more about the KODAK FLEXCEL NX
System, please visit www.kodak.com/go/packaging.
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focused on imaging for business. Kodak serves customers with disruptive
technologies and breakthrough solutions for the product goods packaging,
graphic communications and functional printing industries. The company also
offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial
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