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Kodak Launches Solution to Reduce Costly Spot Color Uses in Flexo Printing at Label Expo 2011

New KODAK SPOTLESS Flexographic Solution leverages the wider color gamut capabilities of the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System to drive production efficiencies and maximize shelf impact.

Kodak today announced the KODAK SPOTLESS Flexographic Solution, a new system that helps flexographic trade service providers and printers maintain impactful product package appearance, cut costs and increase production efficiency through the reduced use of spot colors.






The new software and measurement device package is an ideal companion to the award-winning KODAK FLEXCEL NX System. Users of FLEXCEL NX Plates enjoy better print stability, higher print densities and wider color gamut with four-color process printing than other digital flexo plates—features that are essential for successful substitution of spot colors with process color printing.



The KODAK SPOTLESS Flexographic Solution is designed to be user-friendly, intuitive and includes specific features for recipe generation that accommodate the unique minimum dot characteristics of flexo printing.



“Users enjoy the production benefits of replacing more spot colors with four-color process printing than previously possible with flexography.” said Emma Schlotthauer, Packaging Marketing Manager, Prepress Solutions, Kodak. “In fact, in many cases customers are considering the new solution a viable alternative to the complex practice of extended color gamut printing with more than four process colors.”



The topic of spot color replacement in flexo printing is one of a number of hot topics being discussed live on the Kodak stand, Hall 9, Stand 9F70. Label Expo is held Sept. 28-Oct.1 in the Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium.



“In these tough business times it's all about survival of the fittest. The SPOTLESS Flexographic Solution coupled with the FLEXCEL NX System gives Reproflex3 an opportunity to reduce design setup cost and ultimately provide our clients with a greater operating margins,” said Andrew Hewitson, Joint Managing Director, Reproflex3 UK and beta tester for the new solution. “For years flexographic printing has been an artisan process, with so many variables driving so many different levels of print quality. The SPOTLESS Flexographic Solution process provides our clients with a fresh scientific approach to print. This in turn is providing faster makereadys, less waste, closer color match and overall repeatable controlled print. The SPOTLESS Flexographic Solution is a game changer and together with the FLEXCEL NX System, flexographic print will never be the same.”



Kodak welcomes Hewitson and a wide variety of other industry experts to participate in panel discussions scheduled every day throughout the show at the K-Zone on the Kodak booth. Attendees can listen in to lively debate about industry issues, hear from Kodak customers and learn about the KODAK Solutions designed to help customers grow their business.



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