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

Folding Carton Boot Camp

Folding Carton Boot Camp

Folding Carton Boot Camp Scheduled for April 29-30, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014 (Press release from the issuing company)

SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A.‎ – From April 29-30, 2014, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) will host its highly acclaimed Folding Carton Boot Camp workshop at PPC’s headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts‎.

The Folding Carton Boot Camp is perfect for anyone new to cartons – even if not new to the industry, and non-plant personnel with limited experience outside a single plant operation. The course is intended to provide its graduates with a better understanding of the products and services their companies offer.

The two-day training follows the entire folding carton production process. First, instructors explain how fibre is recovered and paper is made. Then, industry experts describe the uses of various inks and coatings as well as the processes involved in prepress, including CAD, layout, and graphics. Next there is an overview of tooling, embossing, foil stamping, stripping, finishing, gluing, and windowing procedures. The curriculum concludes with an assessment of automated packaging equipment. At the close of the seminar, participants are awarded certificates of achievement.

Following the most recent Boot Camp, graduate Zach Codo from Accord Carton remarked, “The Boot Camp was excellent and I left with a great amount of valuable information. I especially enjoyed learning about unfamiliar manufacturing processes; it was an incredibly helpful learning experience.”

The Folding Carton Boot Camp is open to PPC members, brand-owners, and non-members. To register or for more information, visit:


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.

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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Kodak Packaging Solutions eZine

Kodak’s Graphic Communications One Magazine, featuring Kodak’s Packaging Solutions

Download a PDF copy of Kodak’s Graphic Communications One Magazine – featuring Kodak’s Packaging Solutions.

Within these pages, you’ll find the story of Kodak’s solutions for printed packaging. It’s a story of accelerated speed to market and an improved brand experience for consumers, of cost savings and production efficiencies, of improving print quality while simplifying and streamlining and automating complex processes.

For brand owners and print services providers alike, only one company can help with all that, from one point of contact, under one trusted name — Kodak. We offer a holistic approach to the printed packaging market, with a uniquely broad portfolio of brand management and prepress solutions that drive shelf impact and efficiency from the earliest design stages all the way through print production.

Ultimately, it’s the story of innovative technologies that maximize business value every step of the way, from concept to consumer.

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.