KODAK will showcase its best-in-class solutions, including the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, KODAK FLEXCEL Direct System and KODAK SPOTLESS Flexographic Solution at Labelexpo 2013, from 24 to 27 September.
These are supported by KODAK PRINERGY POWERPACKWorkflow prepress automation tools designed to improve packaging productivity and connectivity. PRINERGY POWERPACK Workflow helps increase production efficiencies, quality output and speed up-cycle times with tools that streamline throughput, processes and load balancing from file to press with complete visibility.
Some customers have compared the results possible with KODAK Flexographic Solutions to the difference between normal TV and HD, said Olivier Claude, General Manager for Print & Vice President Commercial Business EAMER, Kodak. It is that more intense definition we will be demonstrating to visitors at Labelexpo. For example, flesh and skin tones used to be challenging with flexo, but this is no longer the case with Kodak technology, where higher line screens and smaller minimum dots are all possible. More importantly, the KODAK Solutions drive a step change in stability and efficiency for flexographic printing, making more profitable short runs a practical reality, without compromising quality. That coupled with the production gains afforded by PRINERGY POWERPACK Workflow, which can be customised for each individual operation, enables them to become more competitive and in turn profitable. The possibilities are opening up lots of exciting opportunities.
Kodaks award-winning FLEXCEL NX System is a complete solution for digital to platemaking with unique imaging technology and innovative materials for unprecedented image quality, stability and predictability, while the energy-efficient, high-power laser engraving from the KODAK FLEXCEL Direct System produces superior press-ready sleeves with increased production throughput. It raises print quality and consistency with a lower total cost of ownership.
Finally, the accurate process colour recipes generated by the KODAK SPOTLESS Flexographic Solution leverage the wider colour gamut and stability achievable with the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, allowing printers to do more with process colour printing and providing brand owners with greater design freedom at a lower total cost.
The capabilities of the FLEXCEL NX System are being celebrated by a new certification programme that assures printers and brand owners that KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates produced by certified providers are made to a global standard. To achieve the certification and earn the right to use the certification mark, companies must demonstrate that the plates they produce are consistently made to a standard Kodak global specification, representing a feature set that drives industry-leading efficiency, stability, and quality in print. The certification process is supported by comprehensive data measurement and recommendations from satisfied clients.