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An FPPA-Sponsored Webinar 
Latest Developments in Flexo Plate Solutions 
for Corrugated Printing 
Emma Schlotthauer 
Dr. A...
Agenda 
• Kodak at a glance 
• Kodak’s flexo development – an alternate approach 
• Benefits in corrugated pre-print appli...
Kodak at a Glance 
Graphic Communications, Packaging, Functional Printing 
US & Canada Region 
Latin America 
Region 
Euro...
Flexo Development History 
• Kodak already had LAMS technology 
• Kodak chose a different approach to achieve 
– higher qu...
Flat Top Dots 
• Pioneered the flat top dot for digital flexo 
• Industry acceptance for stability and plate life 
• Kodak...
What is different? 
Previous 
imaging 
technology: 
used by 
Thermoflex 
with LAMS 
plates 
Technology 
used in 
FLEXCEL N...
What is different? 
1 :1 Imaging 
File Bitmap Imaged TIL Flexcel NX Plate
What is different? 
DIGICAP NX Patterning 
• Micro surface texturization 
• Islands – not cells 
• Disperses layer of ink ...
Introducing the FLEXCEL NX 
System for Corrugated Packaging 
More print quality, less total delivered cost
Experience in pre-print 
• Offset-like image reproduction 
• Plate longevity 
• Reports are 3 times as long as 
competitiv...
Trends in digital plates for post-print 
• Post-print gradually migrating to digital 
• Flat top dots are accepted as requ...
Kodak technology in post-print 
FLEXCEL NX Wide 
5080 System 
FLEXCEL NXC 
Plate 
DIGICAP NX 
Patterning
Dr. Andreas Albat, P.Eng. 
Post-print developments 
and results
Flexcel NXC – A Unique Plate 
NX technology brings unprecedented dot formation control 
• Superior dot formation 
• Leadin...
Cutting Cost 
• Reduce board cost 
͌ Coated Board Lower Grade 
• Importance of surface patterning 
– Uniform lay down with...
Low Gain – High Densities 
Pushing the limits for density 
2.1 
2 
1.9 
1.8 
1.7 
1.6 
1.5 
1.4 
1.3 
1.2 
1.1 
1 
0.9 
0....
Advanced DIGICAP NX 
Advanced DIGICAP NX Process Patterns 
Standard Advanced 01 Advanced 02 
Advanced DIGICAP NX White/Hig...
Matching Patterns to Anilox Volume 
“Very low” Anilox Volume (1400 lpi) on Coated Board (E-Flute) 
Increasing pattern size...
Implications for 1 or 2 Color Jobs 
We help you Because 
• Cut cost 
- Reduced ink usage 
- Lower cost face stock 
• More ...
Highlight Reproduction 
Major differences among 
flat top dot solutions 
Large dot gain
Minimizing Dot Gain 
Significantly 
less dot gain
Choosing the Right Minimum Dot Size 
Board quality 
Anilox pressure Impression 
Plate dot 
holding ability 
Shoulder angle...
Latest Generation Hybrid Screening 
Fast 
Transition 
Choose optimum 
min dot 
Smooth 
Transition 
Fade to zero
Vignette Performance at its Best 
• Point 1 
600 lpi Coated E-flute 
Good fade to zero 
Robustness 
Controlling your highl...
“Don’t try this at home!” 
Looking for the Breaking Point - Gains at 175 lpi 
Poor 
highlights 
Increased 
dot gain 
Signi...
Implications for 4/c Process 
In Prepress: 
• Full tonal range with less prepress correction 
• TIL Imaging with no heavy ...
Implications for 4/c Process 
In Printing: 
• Better ink transfer mechanism 
– Cleaner and brighter colors 
– Reduced impr...
Kodak technology in post-print 
FLEXCEL NX Wide 
5080 System 
FLEXCEL NXC 
Plate 
DIGICAP NX 
Patterning
In Summary 
Greater Visual 
Impact 
Delivered by developments in: 
• Ink transfer 
– Image ‘Pop’; Plate longevity; Substra...
A commitment to corrugated market 
JEAN-PASCAL BOBST, CEO OF BOBST GROUP 
“Flexibility, time to market and improved total ...
Questions?
Speaker Contact Info 
Emma Schlotthauer 
Emma.schlotthauer@kodak.com 
Dr. Andreas Albat 
Andreas.albat@kodak.com
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Covers the latest innovations for increasing print quality in pre-print and post-print applications while keeping a close eye on production efficiency and cost control. Technology developments that impact both solid ink coverage and highlight reproduction and support the discussion with real world print data.

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Latest Developments in Flexo Plate Solutions for Corrugated Printing

  1. 1. An FPPA-Sponsored Webinar Latest Developments in Flexo Plate Solutions for Corrugated Printing Emma Schlotthauer Dr. Andreas Albat
  2. 2. Agenda • Kodak at a glance • Kodak’s flexo development – an alternate approach • Benefits in corrugated pre-print applications • How can we use this technology to impact post-print? – For ink transfer – For highlights – For line work jobs – For process color jobs • Summary • Q&A
  3. 3. Kodak at a Glance Graphic Communications, Packaging, Functional Printing US & Canada Region Latin America Region Europe, Africa & Middle East Region Asia Pacific Region 2013 revenue: $2.35B 8,000 employees FLEXCEL NX: Over 350 installs WW, growing 30% per year
  4. 4. Flexo Development History • Kodak already had LAMS technology • Kodak chose a different approach to achieve – higher quality – greater consistency – greater stability • Drew from Kodak expertise in imaging science – especially for offset printing
  5. 5. Flat Top Dots • Pioneered the flat top dot for digital flexo • Industry acceptance for stability and plate life • Kodak is firmly committed to the flat top dot approach
  6. 6. What is different? Previous imaging technology: used by Thermoflex with LAMS plates Technology used in FLEXCEL NX System
  7. 7. What is different? 1 :1 Imaging File Bitmap Imaged TIL Flexcel NX Plate
  8. 8. What is different? DIGICAP NX Patterning • Micro surface texturization • Islands – not cells • Disperses layer of ink for outstanding transfer • Especially uncoated papers
  9. 9. Introducing the FLEXCEL NX System for Corrugated Packaging More print quality, less total delivered cost
  10. 10. Experience in pre-print • Offset-like image reproduction • Plate longevity • Reports are 3 times as long as competitive ‘flat top dot’ LAMS plates
  11. 11. Trends in digital plates for post-print • Post-print gradually migrating to digital • Flat top dots are accepted as required • Can post-print compete with pre-print on quality? • Can we improve print quality on lower grade / lower weight liners? • Could better ink transfer improve visual appearance and increase press speeds?
  12. 12. Kodak technology in post-print FLEXCEL NX Wide 5080 System FLEXCEL NXC Plate DIGICAP NX Patterning
  13. 13. Dr. Andreas Albat, P.Eng. Post-print developments and results
  14. 14. Flexcel NXC – A Unique Plate NX technology brings unprecedented dot formation control • Superior dot formation • Leading patterning technology • Optimized shoulder angle – Low highlight gain – Robust on-press performance • Durometer and pattern technology chosen for minimal fluting • Low anilox pressure and low impression • Expand your capabilities for all corrugated applications
  15. 15. Cutting Cost • Reduce board cost ͌ Coated Board Lower Grade • Importance of surface patterning – Uniform lay down with the lowest amount of ink – Standard DIGICAP NX – Advanced DIGICAP NX for high-volume anilox 600 lpi Density: 1.98 Coated board 300 lpi Density: 1.26 Uncoated board
  16. 16. Low Gain – High Densities Pushing the limits for density 2.1 2 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.1 1 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0 Tonal Reproduction Curve - Density Coated Substrate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Printed Density % Tint 2.1 2 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.1 1 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0 Tonal Reproduction Curve - Density Coated Substrate 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Printed Density % Tint NXC Competitor I Competitor II Superior densities Low gain 1.98 1.45
  17. 17. Advanced DIGICAP NX Advanced DIGICAP NX Process Patterns Standard Advanced 01 Advanced 02 Advanced DIGICAP NX White/High Anilox Volume Patterns Advanced 03 “Low” BCM Advanced 04 Medium BCM Advanced 05 High BCM More Anilox Volume More Anilox Volume
  18. 18. Matching Patterns to Anilox Volume “Very low” Anilox Volume (1400 lpi) on Coated Board (E-Flute) Increasing pattern size “MediumAnilox Volume (600 lpi) on Coated Board (E-Flute) Higher ink volume “High” Anilox Volume (300 lpi) on Uncoated Board (B-Flute) Fluting
  19. 19. Implications for 1 or 2 Color Jobs We help you Because • Cut cost - Reduced ink usage - Lower cost face stock • More “image pop” • Reduced fluting • Fuller tonal range • Low gain • Increase press speeds • Longer plate life • Improved ink transfer through DIGICAP NX Patterning • FLEXCEL NX flat top Technology • Optimized shoulder angles
  20. 20. Highlight Reproduction Major differences among flat top dot solutions Large dot gain
  21. 21. Minimizing Dot Gain Significantly less dot gain
  22. 22. Choosing the Right Minimum Dot Size Board quality Anilox pressure Impression Plate dot holding ability Shoulder angle Surface patterning Hybrid screen Orientation on press
  23. 23. Latest Generation Hybrid Screening Fast Transition Choose optimum min dot Smooth Transition Fade to zero
  24. 24. Vignette Performance at its Best • Point 1 600 lpi Coated E-flute Good fade to zero Robustness Controlling your highlight dot
  25. 25. “Don’t try this at home!” Looking for the Breaking Point - Gains at 175 lpi Poor highlights Increased dot gain Significantly less dot gain
  26. 26. Implications for 4/c Process In Prepress: • Full tonal range with less prepress correction • TIL Imaging with no heavy plate fly-off risk • High speed imaging with DIGICAP NX applied at imager • 100% flat top dot • Smaller files sizes for high definition • Typically fastest processed plates in the market • Longer UVC for better ink transfer • DITR capability
  27. 27. Implications for 4/c Process In Printing: • Better ink transfer mechanism – Cleaner and brighter colors – Reduced impression for good ink transfer • Choice of density or ink savings – Improved drying & higher speeds • Improved tonal range and contrast • Board stock savings with focus on less coated face stock • Support brand owners sustainability goals
  28. 28. Kodak technology in post-print FLEXCEL NX Wide 5080 System FLEXCEL NXC Plate DIGICAP NX Patterning
  29. 29. In Summary Greater Visual Impact Delivered by developments in: • Ink transfer – Image ‘Pop’; Plate longevity; Substrate cost opportunity • Highlight image reproduction Kodak is committed to bringing innovative technology solutions to the corrugated market Reduced Costs
  30. 30. A commitment to corrugated market JEAN-PASCAL BOBST, CEO OF BOBST GROUP “Flexibility, time to market and improved total cost of ownership are getting increasingly important to our customers. To extend the capabilities of packaging production equipment, we decided to join forces with Kodak in particular because of their strength in the digital arena,”
  31. 31. Questions?
  32. 32. Speaker Contact Info Emma Schlotthauer Emma.schlotthauer@kodak.com Dr. Andreas Albat Andreas.albat@kodak.com

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