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Award-Winning KODAK FLEXCEL NX System Now Available for Corrugated Packaging Applications

Kodak has commercially released new extensions to its industry-leading KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, empowering customers in the post-print and pre-print corrugated markets to drive significant print quality improvements while taking advantage of increased print stability and pressroom efficiencies. Developed in response to customer demand, the new KODAK FLEXCEL NX Wide 5080 System and new range of KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates will extend to the corrugated sector the print excellence customers have grown to expect from Kodak flexographic solutions.

With a proven track record in labels, flexibles, cartons, shrink sleeves and bags, the FLEXCEL NX System allows pre-press providers and printers to maintain a competitive edge by delivering highly impactful packaging of exceptional quality while streamlining production costs. Through continued innovation and investment in technologies such as KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology and KODAK DIGICAP NX Patterning, corrugated producers will now be able to take advantage of these benefits with a solution that enables expanded tonal range, higher line screens, more efficient ink transfer and improved print quality on lower grade boards.

“We are excited to deliver on our customers’ requests for a KODAK FLEXCEL NX System that focuses on corrugated packaging,” said Doug Edwards, President, Digital Printing & Enterprise. “We know that there are always strong cost pressures in this segment and have worked hard to deliver a solution that focuses on both quality and total delivered cost. Whether customers are focused on achieving high quality results in pre-print and post-print or impactful, cost-effective post-print results on lower grade liners, we are confident that Kodak now has an innovative solution to meet those needs. Commercial print trials have already yielded an overwhelmingly positive response from both printers, and their brand clients alike.”

The FLEXCEL NX Wide 5080 System includes a newly designed imaging platform and laminator that enables plate making in formats up to 50 x 80 inches. Designed for operator ease of use, rapid throughput and robust performance, the system features the tried-and-trusted KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology for precise, repeatable high-resolution imaging.

The new KODAK FLEXCEL NXC Plates are formulated specifically for post-print applications delivering superior ink coverage, reduced fluting, improved highlight reproduction and cost-effective on-press performance. KODAK FLEXCEL NXH Plates, now available in 50 x 80 inch format, are ideal for high quality pre-print applications, enabling efficient on-press performance, long plate life and photo-realistic print reproduction.

About Kodak

Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. We provide innovative hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic communications, packaging and functional printing. We also serve entertainment and commercial films markets. With our world-class R&D organization and extensive product portfolio, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to grow their own businesses in a sustainable way. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at KodakNow.

(Kodak, Flexcel, SquareSpot and DigiCap are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.)

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