Prepress

Plates Are Reliable

Screeny digital screen printing plates can be imaged in the printer's existing digital flexo workflow using equipment such as the CDI from Esko. Said

Automate Workflows with Digital Suite

The Digital Flexo Suite for flexible packaging and folding cartons is said to be a powerful and easy-to-use method to automate workflow for flexo platemaking.

Three Options To Mount Plates

Softprint Secure Plate Mounting family for flexo includes 52820 20-mil hard foam plate mounting tape; 52821 20-mil medium foam plate mounting tape; and

Prepress Suite Is Modular

New version of web2print platform software Vit2Print comprises several modules. The entire suite offers a prepress workflow solution, though each module

Users Get Inside Track at EUGI

ORLANDO, FL Nearly 350 attendees, including PFFC, gathered at the Hilton Walt Disney World Hotel May 17-20 to take part in the EskoArtwork Worldwide 2009

Xanté Acquires Degrava Systems

MOBILE, AL Xant Corp. has acquired Degrava Systems, Roswell, GA, a supplier of narrow web digital color printing systems, color management software, consumables,

Trisoft Graphics Adding Print Quality

Trisoft Graphics, a digital prepress and graphic design company serving the packaging industry since 1993, recently installed a Kodak Flexcel NX digital flexo system

Platemaking Upgrade

Nu-Maber, a flexographic printing plate production company, purchased two Concept 505 XP DW processors from DeGraf to replace two large-format washers.

Platemaking System Aids Growth

Amherst, NY | Packstar Flexible Packaging is bringing more of its plate production in-house with new solutions from Kodak. Adding to its other Kodak products,

Plate Demand Leads To Expansion

VALHALLA, NY Fujifilm will expand its plate manufacturing facility in Tilburg, Netherlands, to meet the demand for Brillia HD CTP plates. The company

Offset Printing: Friend to All

Boxes may not have changed too drastically over the years, but the way they are customized to promote, display, and advertise their contents has seen

Digital Collaboration Expands

ROCHESTER, NY Pitman Co., Totowa, NJ, will offer Kodak Nexpress Digital Production Color Presses and Kodak Digimaster digital production systems to its

Digital Flexo System

Kodak has introduced a computer-to-plate (CTP) print solution for package printing. The Kodak Flexcel NX digital flexographic system provides near offset print quality on a variety of substrates, including paper, flexible film, foil, and label stock.

Patent Pending for Digital Plate

Following in the footsteps of its patented analog plate with a completely flat topped dot (ExPect), PRP Flexo has achieved the same profile within a completely digital environment, enabling the same print advantages of the analog plate with a completely digital workflow.

Kodak expands in China

Artwork Systems and Esko Join Forces

Artwork Systems and Esko have reached an agreement where the two companies will combine their operations.

Kodak Participates in 5th Annual IPA Color Proofing RoundUP

Kodak entered six systems for the testing in the 5th Annual IPA Color Proofing RoundUP, the most of any vendor, covering all proofing technology platforms: digital halftone, inkjet, and monitor.

Kodak Releases New Version of Insite Prepress Portal

Version 5.0 of the Kodak Insite prepress portal system offers a series of new features to enhance collaboration and productivity among prepress operators, print buyers, and service representatives.

Out in Front

With an eye on huge growth in luxury brands, UpFront expands its resources with a Mitsubishi UV sheet-fed press.

A Scrappy Competitor

Rich Shaw, general production manager of Mohawk Northern Plastics, says the 35-year-old company has enjoyed sustained success by operating state-of-the-art

Fox Valley Technical College Adds Kodak Equipment

A new Kodak Trendsetter 400 II Quantum Platesetter at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) will serve dual purposes: hands-on training for the next generation of graphic communications providers and improved turnaround time for customers of the school's in-plant print shop.

Directing Design

Because design has become the No. 1 differentiator for product innovation among manufacturers, design life-cycle management (DLM) has gained prominence as a packaging system tailored to meet the needs of CPCs and their graphic communication partners. Integrated and web-based, DLM streamlines the package design and production process—from ideation through design, packaging, and production.

Kodak Plate Now Available in the U.S. and Canada

Kodak Thermal Direct non-process printing plate now is commercially available in the United States and Canada.

PIA/GATF and Kodak Release Results of Seminar Series

A series of eight PIA/GATF, sponsored by Kodak, seminars this summer discussed the importance of communicating the demands of printing early in the design phase. The content is available in a book from gain.net.

Proof is in the Process

A perennial problem for consumer product companies is approving expensive packaging runs before seeing what the finished product will look like on the

PDFs for Packaging

In response to ever-increasing consolidation in the pharmaceutical market, an alliance of package printers established Copapharm Europe in 1997. Formed

IPA Releases Proofing Roundup Report

IPA has released its Special Report, announcing the results of the 4th Annual IPA Color Proofing Roundup, conducted during the IPA Technical Conference, June 6-8, 2006, in Chicago.

RIT Installs Inline Densitometer from GretagMacbeth

GretagMacbeth has installed a vipPAQ inline densitometric color measuring system at the Rochester Institute of Technology for use in its Printing Applications Laboratory.

Inkjet Proofing Solution Receives SWOP Certification

Kodak's Matchprint Inkjet Desktop, 400 and 800 Proofing Solutions earned SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications) Certification just three months after being launched at Print 05.

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