Kodak Flexcel NX – 5 years of Innovation, Excellence, Difference

Kodak introduced the Kodak Flexcel NX System at drupa 2008 and it was immediately recognised as a game changer in the industry. In 2008, the Flexcel NX System won both the PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award and the Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) Technical Innovator of the Year Award. In 2009, it was named as the sole recipient of the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Technical Innovation Award, and over the years, Flexcel NX users have captured dozens of industry awards for work produced on the system. For five years now, the solution has helped transform the digital flexo market by offering production efficiency, image quality and stability, repeatability, and sustainability advantages. And since the introduction five years ago, the Flexcel NX System family continues to grow and includes the Flexcel NX Narrow, Mid, and Wide Systems.

Five years of successes and accomplishments in this highly competitive market space is something to be proud of. But the best way to demonstrate the significant impact of this technology is to look at how it has shaped the businesses of our customers. So as we look ahead to the next five years, we wanted to share with you the stories of just five of the many global Flexcel NX customers. You’ll see how the Flexcel NX System has helped them fill a void in the market, bringing new levels of quality and efficiency and enabling them to do more with less. This is an exciting time in flexography, driven by the ability of Flexcel NX Technology to push the boundaries and greatly expand flexo printing applications.

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Kodak Flexcel NX - 5 years of innovation excellence differentiation

Do More With Less Events

Do More With Less Events – Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand

Idealsolution are proud to present Kodak’s Packaging Segment Director, Dr John Anderson – in a series of invitation only seminars for Brands, Prepress and Converters on the revolutionary technology taking the flexographic industry by storm: the Kodak Flexcel NX System.

We look forward to discussing today’s differentiation and high value benefits of the solution with you and your customers – and will show you a glimpse of why the Flexcel NX System will continue to provide you with a significant edge in the market.

For Prepress Trade Houses –
Seize the opportunity and GROW YOUR BUSINESS with Kodak Flexcel NX.
What makes Flexcel NX so different to any other technology? How to add value to your partners – both brand owners and converters.

For Converters/Printers –
Discover how to DO MORE WITH LESS with Kodak Flexcel NX.
More efficient print production and on press performance with fewer colours. Deliver greater shelf impact at lower cost to your brands.

For the Brand Owners –
Learn ow you can HAVE IT ALL with Kodak Flexcel NX.
Shelf impact – are your designs working hard enough today?
Production Efficiency – flexibility and confidence that drives profitability sustainability – are you asking the right questions?


Dr John Anderson, Kodak Packaging Segment Director

Dr John Anderson, Biography

Current – Kodak Packaging Segment Director overseeing the full packaging portfolio of products.

2005 – Technical and Education Director for the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and founding developer of the Technical Education Services Team (TEST).

2000 – Industry consultant for Sinapse Graphic press simulators for flex, sheet-fed offset, web offset, newspapers and gravure.

1998 – Technical Manager European FTA

1989-98 – Graduated University of Wales Swansea, qualifying as a Mechanical Engineer with research Masters in metal casting, PhD in Screen Printing and post-doc research in digital screen printing.

Registrations have now closed. Thank you to all who attended the Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand events, we hope that you found the day informative and thought provoking.

Drupa Kodak Demonstration Bookings

Kodak Stand at Drupa 2012

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As Master Distributor for Kodak packaging products in ANZ idealsolution are honoured to be participating with Kodak on their stand at Drupa 2012. We are pleased to be able to offer invitations for private demonstrations and product overviews on the latest product releases from Kodak. The Kodak stand is a massive 2500 sqm and expected to be extremely busy with 26 NEW product innovations on show.

Find us at:

Hall 05 / F09-1
Hall 05 / F09-6


Your Drupa 2012 contacts:

David Fittler
Andy Molnar

Managing Director

+61 (0)404 114 933

David Fittler

Sales Manager

+61 (0)405 408 888

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Kirk Group Kodak Flexcel NX Wide System @ YouTube

With over 30 years of experience, the Kirk Group is one of Australia’s leading prepress and brand management companies and the first in Asia Pacific to install the new KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide System. Hear how KODAK FLEXCEL NX technologies can reduce costs without damaging quality and risking brand integrity while producing gravure like printing results.


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Packaging Printing Article – The Right Recipe

Packaging Printing Article Kodak Flexcel NX ImageFeaturing Kodak Flexcel NX Solutions – this issue addresses the State-of-the-art in digital flexo platemaking: “This is how technology evolves”.

Using the Kodak Flexcel NX System has allowed Autumn Graphics’ customers to run higher ink densities, achieve a larger color gamut, and run lower-volume anilox rolls.

Read the complete article at the PackagePrinting.com website.

Download the original article as a PDF file.

New Recipe Color Profiler for Kodak Approval NX

Idealsolution and Kodak have an exciting new offering that will significantly reduce your operating costs of making recipe colours. It’s free of charge and ready to download from the Kodak e-Central site.

One of the key differentiators of the Kodak Approval System is its ability to render spot colours accurately. We call it “Kodak Recipe Colours.” We have now improved the process for setting up recipes, making it faster and easier than ever.

With Kodak Recipe Color Profiler, developing spot colour recipes is easy to do, and time and cost of materials is reduced significantly. If you are an Approval NX System user, download this tool now and save time, labor and material cost.

Export a recipe library in a selectable format for any of the following implementations: Kodak Proofing Software (KPS), Approval Interface Toolkit (AIT) software, EskoArtwork FlexRip or NexusRIP, Global Graphics Harlequin HQ RIP, text-based report for spreadsheet software.

Key Benefits:

  • Only one software tool required
  • Available for easy download from Kodak e-Central site. No service visit or technical training needed
  • Works with any combination of Approval colour donors with any proof laydown order
  • Use with Kodak White and Silver donors, CMYK and CMYKOGB donor sets and wide range of substrates
  • Single and batch processing of recipe recommendations
  • Generate Delta E information on spot colours outside the proof condition gamut
  • Integrated control of X-Rite spectrophotometers for chart and spot measurements
  • Multiple Approval systems can share a single recipe profile.
  • Runs on Approval workstation or comparable PC
  • Approval Host Software 2.2.4 or later required
    Take a tour of the Kodak Recipe Color Profiler at the Kodak Grow Your Biz Blog
    How do I get Recipe Color Profiler?

    Kodak Recipe Color Profiler is available free of charge. Software is limited to Approval NX System users only. To download the software and learn how to use it, visit: https://ecentral.kodak.com/ . At e-Central, go to “Self Support”, “Downloads” choose “Approval” and select “Kodak Recipe Color Profiler” in the product search. You can also contact us for more information or help in downloading this software.

    Kodak Recipe Color Profiler Splash Screen

    First Kodak Flexcel NX Wide Format System for Kirk Group

    David Fernando (L), national sales and marketing manager at Kirk Group with Andy Molnar (R), managing director Idealsolution

    David Fernando (L), national sales and marketing manager at Kirk Group with Andy Molnar (R), managing director Idealsolution

    Idealsolution sold the first Kodak Flexcel NX wide format flexographic plate making system in the Australia/New Zealand region to the Kirk Group at the PrintEx11 trade show in Sydney.

    Andy Molnar, MD of Idealsolution, commented, “We would like to congratulate the Kirk Group who have been a leading provider of gravure and flexo products and services to the industry in the Asia Pacific Region for now purchasing their second Kodak Flexcel NX and the first Kodak Flexcel NX wide format machine in Australia and New Zealand.”

    The full story can be found at Australian Printer Online.

    Idealsolution at Printex 2011

    We are very excited to announce that Idealsolution will be exhibiting at Printex 2011 from May 4th-6th at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour on stand number 2520.

    Come on down for demonstrations of the latest version 4.50 release of Accura Print-MIS which includes over 40 news features/enhancements, along with new developments in the AccuraOnline e-commerce module. Accura Print-MIS is one of the most advanced estimating, production, purchasing, job costing, stock control, crm, and web to print solutions.

    Come and take the “Flexcel Challange” with the Kodak Flexcel NX system and experience gravure quality printing in a flexo system. Also, talk to our expert staff about Kodak accurate monitor proofing & creative workflow.

    We look forward to seeing you there! For further information on Printex click here.

    See us at AUSPACK 2011

    If your looking for gravure quality in a flexo system come and put us to the test at Auspack 2011. This award winning Flexel NX system will be featured for the first time in Australasia.

    Proudly brought to you by Idealsolution on stand 530. Contact us to book your private appointment.

    For more information on the show, visit www.auspackplus.com.au


    Auspack 2011 Invitation

    Auspack 2011 Invitation

    Idealsolution – Kodak 2010 Best Partner Award

    Idealsolution is very proud to announce that our business was awarded the Kodak 2010 Best Partner Award! Last year we won Best Business Development of 2009 in our first year of operation. To win this award in our second year is truly amazing and doesn’t come without a lot of hard work from our fabulous team.

    This award comes as we are expanding Idealsolution into a Software and Packaging Solutions business with the New Kodak NX Flexcel Flexogaphic solution, as well as our continued hard work as Master distributor for Kodak GCG high-end packaging products, Colour management services and recently workflow products.

    Congratulations to the entire Idealsolution team on wining this well deserved recognition from Kodak!

    Kodak Award Best Partner 2010

    Idealsolution awarded Kodak Best Partner Award 2010