For the first time as an independent company, Miraclon will present solvent-free processing with its Flexcel NH at Labelexpo.
Miraclon will be demonstrating another way of producing a high-performance Kodak Flexcel NX Plates, while delivering the same benefits as the flagship NXH Plate. The new system offers solvent-free, VOC-free, water-based processing that allows printers to create a press-ready plate in less than an hour.
‘The technology is truly innovative,’ said Hal McLenon, product marketing director at Miraclon. ‘It’s been extremely rewarding to see how fast our beta sites have converted print production from their incumbent thermally-processed plates to Flexcel NX Ultra plates. We’re excited to have it on the show floor and ready to provide printers in Europe with another option for achieving the outstanding print performance for which NX plates have become well known.’
Visitors to the Miraclon booth will also learn how it is teaming up with users and industry partners to leverage the NX technology as a key enabler for industry change. Examples of customer-led innovation provide evidence of more efficient print production workflows and sustainable solutions that position flexo as a viable alternative to gravure and offset production for demanding print buyers.
‘As a global player that is totally focused on the future of flexo, we’re looking forward to sharing our vision and presenting our innovative Kodak Flexcel Solutions at Labelexpo Europe,’ said Miraclon’s CEO Chris Payne. ‘Most importantly, though, we see Labelexpo as an invaluable opportunity to listen and learn. Our work is all about relationships. Only by collaborating closely with our customers every step of the way, can we predict the challenges they’ll face and create the solutions they need to resolve them. Our job is to continually challenge ourselves by asking “What’s next?”,’ he concluded.