Third Kodak Flexcel installed at Creative in Mumbai

The expansion programme at the multi-locational pre-press trade shop Creative Graphics Solutions shows no signs of slowing down. The Delhi headquartered firm has added another Kodak Flexcel NX at the company’s Mumbai branch. This latest investment is the third Flexcel NX system since 2016, when the first arrived at Creative Graphics’ Delhi factory.

06 Mar 2020 | By Ramu Ramanathan

Deepanshu Goel of Creative Graphics (established in 1998) with the Kodak Flexcel NX system

Founded in 1998, Creative Graphics is now firmly established as a leading provider of plates (analogue, digital flexo, letterpress and coating) for a wide range of applications, including labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons and pre- and post-printed corrugated. The company which was recognised as the PrintWeek Pre-press Company of the Year in 2014 and 2016, which has further enhanced the Creative Graphics brand.

Continued investment in technology has been central to the Creative Graphics approach from the start, and is a major reason for the company’s significant investment in Kodak Flexcel NX. "We serve the top end of each of our markets," stated owner Deepanshu Goel, "so it’s essential we deliver consistently high quality. With the Flexcel NX, we can do this. The technology offers a wide range of benefits, from high-quality halftones and smoother tonal gradations to improved solid densities and image contrast. Text is crisp, reverses sharp, and dot gain is minimal. It all adds up to excellent print quality."

Kodak Flexcel Solutions have helped transform flexographic printing over the last decade. A report on the flexo plate market produced by Energias Market Research predicts a CAGR of 7.8% until 2024, valuing the market at USD 1.6 billion by that time. It was valued at USD 945 million in 2017.