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Kodak Plates Now for Corrugated Applications


ROCHESTER, NY | Kodak has commercially released new extensions to its FLEXCEL NX system: the FLEXCEL NX Wide 5080 System and new range of FLEXCEL NX Plates. New plates reportedly allowing customers in the post-print and preprint corrugated markets to drive significant print quality improvements while taking advantage of increased print stability and pressroom efficiencies.

Company says through continued innovation and investment in technologies such as SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology and DIGICAP NX Patterning, corrugated producers will now be able to take advantage of a solution that enables expanded tonal range, higher line screens, 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,” says 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 post-print or impactful, cost-effective post-print results on lower grade liners, we are confident [we] 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.”

The FLEXCEL NX Wide 5080 System includes a newly designed imaging platform and laminator that enables platemaking in formats to 50 x 80 in. Designed for operator ease of use, rapid throughput, and robust performance, the system features the SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology said to offer precise, repeatable high-resolution imaging.

Company says the new 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. FLEXCEL NXH Plates, now available in 50x80-in. format, are called ideal for high quality pre-print applications, enabling efficient on-press performance, long plate life, and photo-realistic print reproduction.

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