KODAK FLEXCEL NX System Receives Technical Innovation Award

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- At a time when product innovation and revenue-generating market solutions are more important than ever, the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has selected the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System as the sole recipient of its 2009 Flexographic Technical Association Technical Innovation Award. Presented on May 3 at the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association's 2009 Annual Forum and INFO*FLEX Exhibition, the award recognizes companies that have developed new or improved innovative technology and printing techniques.

"Kodak brings a wealth of knowledge and market insight to its family of flexo platemaking solutions, and to be recognized by one of the industry's premier associations speaks to the quality, efficiency, and productivity we've been able to deliver to customers with the FLEXCEL NX System," said John Cross, General Manager, Packaging Products, Prepress Solutions, Kodak.

Kodak is exhibiting in booth 701/800 at INFO*FLEX, May 4-5 in Orlando and is a Gold Sponsor of the event. Visitors to the booth will have the opportunity to see interactive demonstrations of KODAK PRINERGY POWERPACK - Workflow v5 as well as the newest PDF File Editor and Packaging Layout Automation features. In addition, Dr. John Anderson, Global Marketing, Flexo Plates, Kodak, is delivering a presentation on "FLEXCEL NX-Innovation that Delivers" on Monday and Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the INFO*FLEX Presentation Theater.

The FTA congratulated Kodak for having its technology chosen as the sole recipient of the award. The association noted that the judging was once again very competitive, and the award is highly respected within the industry.

Winner of the 2008 PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award and the Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) Technology Innovator of the Year Award, the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System provides previously unachievable offset class, gravure quality printing on a wide variety of substrates-including paper, flexible film, foil, paperboard, and label stock. The FLEXCEL NX System helps ensure stability and repeatability, both in prepress and on press.

A number of Kodak customers also received Excellence in Print Awards in a variety of categories from FTA for projects produced using the FLEXCEL NX System.

"We congratulate our customers on these well-deserved recognitions and will continue to bring them innovative solutions to help grow their businesses," Cross added.

KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120 countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging and data storage industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.