At the end of March 2022, Miraclon announced the launch of Kodak Flexcel NX Central Software, offering customers a step change in their flexo platemaking productivity. Enabling manual plate layout time savings of up to 90% and boosting plate utilization by up to 10%, the next generation software streamlines the platemaking process and seamlessly enables the integration of multiple advanced plate surface patterning features, designed to enhance print performance. The new software includes integration of all features within the Flexcel NX print suite such as its PureFlexo innovation into an automated plate layout, enabling customers to complete more jobs in less time, at a lower cost.
A successor to Kodak TIFF Assembler Plus Software (TAP) from Miraclon, the new automated plate layout process is optimized across the user’s portfolio of media sizes to maximize utilization, in turn increasing consistency and reducing errors by minimizing human touch points. The Flexcel NX Central Software also allows multiple users to remotely manage plate layouts, while its job tracking features enable more accurate billing and a comprehensive breakdown of production costs.
Reid Chesterfield, chief Technology and Innovation officer at Miraclon, comments, “Flexcel NX Central is designed to maximize the performance of the Kodak Flexcel NX and the efficiency benefits it brings to pre-press and the pressroom. It serves as the central hub for customers to interact with their Flexcel NX system, Miraclon’s ongoing technological innovations, and technical support teams to ensure the productivity it delivers drives business growth and ultimately their financial bottom line.”
Flexcel NX Central Software is included with all new Flexcel NX System orders from the date of the announcement and is available as an upgrade for existing customers.