Carey Color, an Ohio-based, full-service prepress provider, is preparing to install a second Kodak Flexcel direct system. Carey Color has seen demand for in-the-round sleeves increase significantly.  
"We love the Kodak technology," says Adam Smrdel, director of flexography for Carey Color Inc. "The engraving quality and exceptional speeds have allowed us to really drive this market forward. In fact, we like the technology so much we are also making plans to transition our dry offset business to elastomer engraving as well. The second unit will give us the ability to achieve that while continuing to support the growth in the flexo side of the business."
The Kodak Flexcel direct system features innovative, energy-efficient, high-power semiconductor laser imaging technology, Kodak-formulated press-ready elastomers and workflow software for accurate image reproduction. This outstanding combination of technologies offers sleeves and plates for flexographic printing superior in both quality and productivity potential. In the round platemaking for flexographic printing, which was once labor intensive, is now made much simpler by the Flexcel direct system.
"We're proud to be installing a second Flexcel direct system at Carey Color, because it demonstrates how the market has realized the value in its innovative imaging quality and productivity benefits," says John O Grady, managing director of United States and Canada Region, and vice president of Eastman Kodak Co. "Carey has been extremely successful at driving the adoption of elastomer technology with flexo printers and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with them."
Carey Color Inc.
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