Print Factory, Bangalore, opts for Kodak Flexcel NX Wide Hybrid System
With a turnover of $24.6 billion and a growth rate of 13% to 15% annually, the Indian packaging industry is expected to reach $32 billion by 2020. And according to a recent Mckinsey report, there will be a ten-fold increase in India’s middle-class population by 2025, which will further trigger the consumption of packaging materials. This will bring another growth spurt to packaging, says the Mckinsey report, which also notes that the country needs more packaging professionals.
As Print Factory prepares to take advantage of this growing packaging market, they have integrated a Kodak Flexcel NX Wide Hybrid system alongside their two newly acquired offset machines. This new set-up will enable Print Factory to print directly on corrugated sheets. It will also deliver significant cost savings compared to their previous reliance on film with the introduction of thermal plates. With strong cost pressures in corrugated packaging segment, Kodak Flexcel technology delivers superior quality and lower and cost-effective post-print results on lower grade liners.
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 System and a new range of Kodak Flexcel NX Digital Flexo Plates (Kodak Flexcel NXC 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.