Kodak Flexcel NX Plate

Splash recognizes the need to distinguish ourselves from the herd. We are always looking for ways to give our customers the advantage over their competition.

With our new Flexcel NX plate, you can now print the same high-quality work which previously was gravure territory. Regardless of Flexible pouch, box or label work, Splash Graphics can help you overcome the limitation of both analog and existing digital Flexographic plate technologies to bring our customers to a higher level of print.

Flexcel NX Plates help flexographic printers achieve their sustainability goals by improving production efficiency, reducing ink and substrate waste and reducing their overall consumption of photopolymer plates.

Do More With Flexo

  • Higher ink density means extended gamut.
  • Deliver greater shelf impect at a lower cost.
  • More density means vibrant color.
  • More density gives you a larger color gamut to create more PMS colors.
Say “good-bye” to expensive Gravure cylinders!
  • With surface texturing achieve ink transfer previously proprietary to Gravure print.
  • Higher line screens
Why continue separating your line work from your process?
  • One less plate to mount
  • One less plate to register
  • One less print deck to set up
  • Free up a print deck for value added services

Flexcel NX Plate Dots VS LAMS Plate Dots

The NX plate is the most unique plate on the market today! Press crews swear by its reliability, consistency and longevity. Great looking fades, better ink densities while actually using less ink! Customers are enjoying better looking product, great shelf impact and fantastic blends.

Flexcel NX Plate Dots Vs LAMS Plate Dots

Benefits of Flat Dot Structure
  • Wider impression latitude
  • Quick make readies
  • Reduced plate wear and longer life
  • More process colors, less spot colors
Issues with the traditional flexo plates:
  • Compressed tonal range
  • Compressed color gamut
  • Bump curves required
  • Separating tone work from solid and line work
  • Square pixel to round laser beam
  • Oxygen inhibition
  • Rounded dot structure
  • Difficulty in color matching
  • Shortened plate life
  • Using more than minimum number of plates
  • Confusing sustainability messages
Image Quality
Traditional CTP, cannot retain highlight dots without image correction. Also, the overall image looks posterized with shadow tones plugging up. With dot correction, resulting image will clip or will be flat due to limited tonal range.

Flexcel Plates Image Output Quality
With Splash’s expertise and Kodak Flexcel NX plates, you will be able to print with the richness that the designer had intended.
Image Transfer

Splash can help make dramatic quality improvements in the flexo pressroom:

  • Can use all 256 gray levels up to 300 lpi
  • Expanded tone range
  • Expanded color gamut
  • FM screening is practical for flexo

Flexcel Plates Image Transfer from file to plate