Miraclon – the new home of Kodak Flexcel Solutions – welcomed visitors for the first time as an independent company at Labelexpo Brussels. At Stand 4B61, designed to reflect the company’s innovative vitality and new-found agility, the Miraclon team demonstrated the transformations of flexographic printing with continued innovation and collaboration.
The company officially launched the Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution for producing a high-performance Kodak Flexcel NX Plate. Delivering the same on-press benefits as the flagship Kodak Flexcel NXH Plate, the Flexcel NX Ultra Solution offers solvent-free, VOC-free, water-based processing that allows printers to create a press-ready plate in less than an hour. Enabled by patented Kodak Ultra Clean technology, developed by the Miraclon team, the Flexcel NX Ultra Solution is the first aqueous solution that provides consistent, high-performing flexo plates in a high volume, low maintenance environment.
“The technology is truly innovative,” said Hal McLenon, director of Product Marketing at Miraclon. “It’s been extremely rewarding to see how fast our beta sites have converted print production from their thermally-processed plates to Flexcel NX Ultra Plates. We’re excited to have it on the show floor and ready to provide printers in Europe with another option for achieving the outstanding print performance for which Flexcel NX Plates have become well known.”
Transforming flexo together
Driven by a collective goal to expand the reach of flexo, visitors at the stand learned how Miraclon is teaming up with users and industry partners to leverage Kodak Flexcel NX technology as a key enabler for industry change. Examples of customer-led innovation provide evidence of more efficient print production workflows and sustainable solutions that position flexo as a truly viable alternative to gravure and offset production for even the most demanding print buyers.
“As a global player that is totally focused on the future of flexo, we shared our vision and presented our innovative Kodak Flexcel Solutions at Labelexpo Europe,” says Chris Payne, chief executive officer of Miraclon. “Most importantly, though, we see Labelexpo as an invaluable opportunity to listen and learn. Our work is all about relationships. Only by collaborating closely with our customers every step of the way, can we predict the challenges they’ll face and create the solutions they need to resolve them.”