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Carey Color & Kodak Partner In Laser Engraving System

Sharon Center, OH – Carey Color Inc., makers of laser engraved flexographic elastomer sleeves, is the USA Beta facility for the Kodak Flexcel direct laser engraving system. It has been working with Kodak for a year in the development and implementation of this groundbreaking technology.  Laser diodes replace sealed CO2 lasers to handle the laser ablation.  Utilizing the Kodak platform – the firmcan now laser engrave an Elastomer Sleeve utilizing below surface engraving technology faster and more affordably than ever before.

Elastomer sleeves offer many benefits over polymer in the round to the flexo printing process. These benefits include increased longevity, greater ink densities, perfect registration, press speeds in excess of 1700 lfpm, and more.  Maximize your presses’ capabilities with elastomer in the round.

In addition to offering flexographic sleeves, Carey Color, Inc. is a full-service, technology-driven communications company specializing in packaging, laser engraving, prepress, digital photography, asset management and large format platemaking.

By partnering with Carey, a customer can gain access to a team of experienced professionals dedicated to ensuring complete project success. Carey Color listen, understand, and then act upon unique needs, utilizing the best of existing and new technologies to achieve the ideal results.

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Left to right: Dr. Douglas J. Edwards, president, digital packaging & functional printing, Kodak; Gary Moravcik, president and CEO, Carey Color Incorporated.