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North American Graphics Adds KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide System

WARREN, MI--When North American Graphics installed a KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide System for platemaking, customer satisfaction spiked to a new high. “North American Graphics, a digital prepress and platemaking specialist and active FTA member, became the first trade house in the United States to installthe system, serving clients throughout the U.S. and Canada,” said Art Thompson, vice president and general manager. “Our decision to go with the FLEXCEL NX System was due to the capabilities of the plate system....Quite frankly, the KODAK plate was head and shoulders above others in quality, color gamut capabilities, consistency and repeatability. There was just so much pop."

With the decision to move to KODAK plates and platemaking systems, Thompson and his production staff saw the opportunity to expand the business to accommodate customers who work in wider formats. It was only natural, said Thompson. The FLEXCEL NX System is a complete solution for digital platemaking that allows users to push the boundaries of flexo printing. The system uses a unique combination of superior imaging technology and materials science to produce plates that deliver outstanding on-press performance.

The FLEXCEL NX Wide System provides all the features and benefits of the current FLEXCEL NX System in a larger format, supporting plates up to 42-in. by 60-in. This allows printers and trade houses to produce a wider range of package sizes or increase efficiency through the ability to optimize job layout on one plate. The new FLEXCEL NX Wide System dramatically increases the quality and efficiency of flexographic printing, for applications including tags and labels, folding cartons, and flexible packages, while also offering improved productivity and predictability on press.