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KODAK FLEXCEL NX System

Unlock your NX advantage with brand new capabilities for flexible packaging!

Print whiter whites, cleaner colors and the smoothest transitions with brand new plate imaging innovations for the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System.

  • Reduce impression with advanced surface patterns
  • Use hybrid screening to print the smoothest fades
  • Stabilize highlight dots with advanced “light valve” technology
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Product Overview


KODAK FLEXCEL NX System

Unlock your NX advantage with brand new capabilities for flexible packaging!

Print whiter whites, cleaner colors and the smoothest transitions with brand new plate imaging innovations for the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System. Expertly-engineered solutions build on the FLEXCEL NX System’s unmatched, proven capability to elevate shelf impact and control production costs.

PRINT BETTER WHITES

  • Print smooth white layers without pinholes
  • Maintain white opacity while reducing ink usage
  • Avoid double hits, enabling increased productivity and reduced costs

IMPROVE PROCESS REPRODUCTION

  • Reduce impression with advanced surface patterns
  • Use hybrid screening to print the smoothest fades
  • Stabilize highlight dots with advanced “light valve” technology

Do more with less

The KODAK FLEXCEL NX System is the original flat-top dot digital plate making system that is transforming flexographic printing. Shelf impact, production efficiency and sustainability ... the FLEXCEL NX System delivers it all, with unique imaging technology and innovative materials that enable unprecedented image quality, stability and predictability in prepress and the pressroom. Kodak’s portfolio of FLEXCEL NX System solutions is ideal for virtually every flexo application including flexibles, labels and corrugated.

  • Print smoother, higher-density solids without laying down more ink
  • Print with higher line screens
  • Print high-density white in a single pass
  • Reduce the number of colors per job without sacrificing print quality
  • Reduce press downtime and run presses faster
  • Reduce makeready waste and ink consumption

Technology


Flat top dots

The foundation for stable, predictable print

The FLEXCEL NX System’s groundbreaking flat top dot structure solves a problem inherent with traditional digital flexo platemaking technology, where oxygen inhibition during UV exposure results in bullet-shaped dots that are prone to surface wear and result in unpredictable inking and printing.

The FLEXCEL NX System’s unique technology eliminates all oxygen during UV exposure to produce full amplitude flat top dots with sturdy bases and strong shoulders across the entire tonal range. The result is a printing form that is consistent, repeatable, resistant to changes in impression and wear from substrate or cleaning.

TRADITIONAL LAMS DOT

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  • Surface prone to wear
  • Scum dots form easily
  • Unpredictable inking, printing
  • Difficult to calibrate

FLEXCEL NX SYSTEM DOT

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  • Improved print stability, predictability and consistency
  • Plates last up to 5x longer

FLAT TOP DOTS

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  • Reduce waste with stable, predictable printing
  • Improve plate life with robustness, resistance to wear
  • Improve consistency with even ink transfer

 

PREDICTABILITY

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  • True one-to-one reproduction from file to plate
  • Simplify prepress
  • Accelerate press setup
  • Use fewer plates

SUPERIOR INK TRANSFER

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  • Improved densities with micro-surface texturization
  • Full tonal reproduction
  • Wider gamut
  • Clean print
  • Greater shelf impact

DIGICAP NX Patterning

A breakthrough ink transfer solution

KODAK DIGICAP NX Patterning is a software-based feature for the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System that enables a major step forward in ink transfer efficiency, through the application of a micro surface texturization pattern to the surface of all plate elements. Print applications that traditionally struggle with efficient ink transfer can now enjoy higher print densities, smooth solid area ink coverage and expanded color gamut with process printing. It is a development that allows flexography to truly compete on a quality level with roto-gravure for flexible packaging.  DIGICAP NX Patterning helps you:

NEW! advanced screen set expands capabilities

Following two years of internal development, Kodak is introducing a select set of advanced patterns linked to anilox volume for maximum flexibility. This new pattern set uses expertly-engineered plate surface texturization technology to improve ink laydown in a wide variety of high-anilox applications including printing of white, spot colors, metallics and coatings. Applying advanced patterns to process reproduction also yields compelling benefits.

ADVANCED SURFACE TEXTURIZATION PATTERNS

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Hybrid Screening

Enable smoothest transitions

Innovative KODAK MAXTONE SX Screening, delivered in KODAK PRINERGY Workflow, is a hybrid AM screening solution that smooths the transition from highlights to midtones, effectively reducing the flexo break effect that can be seen in blends and vignettes. It allows the operator to set a minimum dot size in order to prevent the formation of dots that are too small for the flexographic process, and uses an FM-like screening technique to selectively remove dots, improving both highlight and shadow reproduction.

KODAK MAXTONE SX SCREENING SCALE

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HYPERFLEX NX Imaging

Increase highlight dot stability

KODAK HYPERFLEX NX Resolution Enhancement Software represents a brand new generation of Kodak’s patented ‘light valve’ technology that has been optimized for the FLEXCEL NX System. This innovative software solution uses unique imaging capabilities to image 5x10 micron ‘light valves’ in automatically selected areas to raise the plate floor. The result? Increased highlight dot stability and consistency – especially in hybrid screens. HYPERFLEX NX Screening delivers:

WITHOUT HYPERFLEX NX IMAGING

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WITH HYPERFLEX NX IMAGING

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SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology

Award-winning, high-resolution thermal imaging technology

KODAK FLEXCEL NX Imagers use KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology, Kodak’s award-winning thermal imaging technology, to deliver a higher level of stability, accuracy and reliability in prepress and the pressroom. SQUARESPOT Technonlogy images at an effective resolution of 10,000 dpi to enable printing dots as small as 10 microns, and surface patterning down to 5 microns. Due to the unique nature of the imaging and reproduction process, files are ripped at just 2400 dpi, ensuring rapid file processing while delivering extraordinary results.

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Specifications


Which configuration best meets your needs?

KODAK FLEXCEL NX Systems are available in four different configurations, and are suitable for virtually every flexo application.

Each system ships as a completely integrated turnkey solution:

FLEXCEL NX Wide 5080 FLEXCEL NX Wide FLEXCEL NX Mid FLEXCEL NX Narrow
Imager dimensions
(H x W x D)
120 x 323 x 224 cm
47 x 127 x 88 in
Loading table height:
84 cm  / 33 in
120 x 254 x 181 cm
47.2 x 100 x 71.3 in
Loading table height:
83 cm / 33 in
160 x 200 x 120 cm
63 x 79 x 48 in
160 x 200 x 120 cm
63 x 79 x 48 in
Min. plate size 610 x 762 mm
24 x 30 in
610 x 762 mm
24 x 30 in
610 x 762 mm
24 x 30 in
610 x 762 mm
24 x 30 in
Max. plate size 1270 x 2032 mm
50 x 80 in
1067 x 1524 mm
42 x 60 in
800 x 1067 mm
31.5 x 42 in
 
Resolution 2400 dpi 2400 dpi 2400 dpi 2400 dpi
Screening
(flexo applications)
  • 300 lpi maximum linescreen (0.4% to 99.6%)
  • KODAK DIGICAP NX Patterning
  • KODAK MAXTONE Screening and KODAK MAXTONE CX Screening
  • KODAK HYPERFLEX Ready Imaging Technology
  • KODAK STACCATO Screening

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