The converter of flexible packaging Imball Center historical account of the prepress service provider Flexograf that recently adopted the Kodak Flexcel NX digital flexographic plates to produce: a technology that has generated excellent results, in terms of quality and productivity, even in the transformation food packaging. “We have recently invested in the production process” Flexcel NX plates “developed by Kodak and we soon found significant increases in efficiency and outstanding plate quality. In addition, once created the graphic design, technology ensures maximum predictability and repeatability of the results of any media .. “. He is convinced Alberto Bramanti, CEO of Flexograf that in that investment, the Commission identified the possiIbilità to differentiate from the competition by offering customers true “innovation”, but also to compete on equal terms with gravure and lithography.


Crucial aspect of the Flexcel NX is the passage of the lamination, which ensures the direct contact between the mask and the negative plate (preventing contact with air. It is protected from oxidation). The result is a flat-top, which is stable, very clean and defined, which allows to repeat the work of obtaining the same print quality between a print run and the other. Another important feature is derived from the KODAK SQUARESPOT technology, which ensures uniformity and stability of the point for tonal textures, can be obtained even at high screen rulings: a special feature, this, much appreciated by printers because it ensures the reliability and consistent quality of plates even in the long run.
Furthermore, the system Flexcel NX offers a wider tonal range than traditional plates, with higher densities and the brightest lights without tonal jumps. Achieving high-density print gradients preserving the finest means to have a wider color gamut and simplify the processes of prepress. Illuminating in this regard, the comment Bramanti.To achieve the desired coverage, we used to evaluate the inclusion of special colors to support the four-color (red, green, blue, or black color scheme and the double line or double white). This involved, in addition to the time of processing. The addition of variables to the system that do not contribute to certain ensure repeatability and predictability of the result. Today everything is much simpler, and a special color when it happens, we wonder if it would rather be reproduced in full color. Our customers have immediately understood what it means to print in fewer plates and, at the same time, increase the quality of the finished product.


Rexagraf Imball Center and then express optimism for the future of flexography. In particular, Alberto Bramanti claims to be satisfied with the investment, and not only for new prospects for business growth but also for the comprehensive reassessment of the flexo print that, thanks to Kodak solution, it is no longer to be considered “a print poor” is a technology well.