T&L Graphic Systems Chooses the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System from Miraclon

Tape & Label Graphic Systems Inc (T&L) has invested in a KODAK FLEXCEL NX System from Miraclon, and within three months are reportedly seeing the wide range of benefits it delivers. The investment has not only allowed the Illinois-based converter to gain better pressroom control and savings, but substantially improve the quality of print it can deliver while making the majority of difficult jobs and problems a thing of the past.  

“The upgrade to KODAK FLEXCEL NX System wasn’t just a continuation of our 10-year relationship with Miraclon,” said Greg Galeles, T&L Graphic Systems’ plant purchasing and art coordinator.  “We embarked upon aggressive testing with competitor products for over five months and found that nothing could even come close to what we were achieving with Flexcel NX.

“We’ve immediately seen a significant reduction, 50%+, in make-ready times as well as set-up materials. For instance, a process and spot color run before using Flexcel NX was taking one hour. Now, it’s down to 30 minutes or less.” 

“Our direct brand customers have expanded the types of jobs they place with us, while printer brokers and converter clients continue to grow – now representing around 80% of our business,” said Steve Danosky, president of T&L Graphic Systems. “We’ve quickly become the go-to supplier for other converters’ problem jobs, that get addressed by our highly skilled production management team. With help of the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, we deliver exact plates that produce prime quality print unmatched by over 90% of our competitors.

“This also means that it’s not nearly as labor intensive to alter the press as before – we rarely have to change aniloxes or re-adjust impressions and mounting tapes to achieve the quality we’re looking for. It’s not unusual for flexo printers to plan a job, produce the plates and then go back to the drawing board after they’ve tried to run the job on the press. We never have to go make these changes with Flexcel NX.”

For more information, visit www.miraclon.com

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