KODAK Certification Program for KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates Awarded to Miller Graphics Poland

Miller Graphics Poland (formerly known as Reproserwis), one of the biggest and most well-established Polish flexo prepress studios, has become a KODAK Certified Partner after successfully meeting all requirements for the KODAK Certification Program for KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates.

Confirming top quality of Miller Graphics Poland
The KODAK Certification Program for KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates is a relatively new initiative. Achieving Certified Partner status demonstrates to printers and brand owners that KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates produced by certified providers are made to a standard Kodak global specification, representing a feature set that drives industry-leading efficiency, stability, and quality in print. It is a benchmark for quality and efficiency that reflects the high standards of the customer operations and the product being produced, and is supported by comprehensive data measurement and recommendations from satisfied clients.

“We are delighted to receive this endorsement as it confirms the high quality of our plates, which is a priority for us” says Jacek Mlynarczyk, Sales & Marketing Manager at Miller Graphics Poland.

Small steps for huge success – 20 years of experience
Miller Graphics Poland, part of Miller Graphics group, is a flexo prepress company with more than 20 years’ experience. It is now a leading edge operation that guarantees high-quality and expert completion of even the most sophisticated jobs. “The KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, purchased in 2009, had a big role in our success,” says Mr. Mlynarczyk. “This investment positively influenced our production as it revolutionized the quality of our flexo printing. Therefore we were extremely happy to be the first company in Poland to adopt the technology. In our opinion, the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System sets new standards in efficiency, stability and quality of flexo printing to positively influence our business as well”.

Since its inception, Miller Graphics Poland has specialized in developing a full prepress process – from graphic design to a ready-to-press printing form. It invested in many pioneering solutions early on and well-considered buys helped with the successful realization of the most sophisticated jobs. In 2009, it decided to implement the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System. “KODAK FLEXCEL NX System technology, as well as our long-term experience in handling jobs for flexo printing, enabled us to reach a quality level in flexo, previously unavailable on the Polish market until that time,” adds Roman Ostrzycki, Production Manager at Miller Graphics Poland.

Expanding horizons with Kodak: benefits of implementation
”Flexo development, enabled by solutions such as the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, allows operations like Miller Graphics Poland to not only drive a level of product quality that competes with gravure printing but to also enable profit-enhancing operational benefits such as reduced press start-up time, waste and downtime, plates that last longer, and more efficient ink laydowns,” comments Olivier Claude, General Manager for Print & Vice President Commercial Business EAMER, Kodak. “The FLEXCEL NX System is transforming the capabilities of flexo printing and by working with companies that have achieved Certified Partner status, all partners in the production chain can be assured that they are receiving a product that is manufactured to a global specification.”

The KODAK FLEXCEL NX System consists of a KODAK FLEXCEL NX Imager, which offers process stability, outstanding imaging technology, semi-automatic operation, and easy maintenance. The FLEXCEL NX Imager uses KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology for outstanding process control and to produce an image dot size as small as 10 micron on the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Thermal Imaging Layer at an impressive speed of 9.5 m² per hour. After lamination to KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates for exposure, the result is a digital flexo plate imaging solution that provides exceptional printing results.

“The FLEXCEL NX System guarantees the stability and predictability of the imaging process. As well as the stable dot structure, resulting in constantly high quality and repeatability of prints, it ensures excellent ink transfer and wide tonal gamut of images. Kodak’s technology expands developmental horizons for flexo printing and printing companies using plates produced in the system. It was one of the most important criteria when choosing the CTP solution. It opened up a perspective for us to reach a completely new group of customers who were previously using gravure printing” – Mr. Ostrzycki concludes.
 

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