Perfection takes US FTA Best in Show
Perfection Packaging has scooped the prestigious (North American) FTA Best in Show wide web category Award for Print Excellence, crediting the use of the Kodak Flexcel NX plates in large part for the award.
Its Eta Uppercuts Corn Tapas Bag was hailed by the judges as an “exceptional piece of print”, specifically mentioning the excellent overall tonal range, standout ink coverage and highlight reproduction.
Established in 1978, Perfection Packaging has expanded over the years and now occupies a purpose-built 10,000sqm facility in Dandenong South, near Melbourne. It has five of the latest flexo presses and offers flexible packaging solutions for the FMCG industry, including food, health, and personal care. It is now the largest independently owned flexo printer in the country.
Managers Selwyn Hyman and Hylton Hodes said, “The job was printed as any job that goes through our plant. This included normal press speeds together with the standard process controls that are applied to every job printed at Perfection Packaging. This job was not treated any differently. It is printed at 133lpi screen ruling. We don’t push high line screens – that way we minimise the challenges on press.
“The key to producing such a high-quality job is maintaining consistency on press with ink density targets, which we were able to achieve by using Kodak Flexcel NX plates. The reprographics, provided by our prepress partner Kirk Group, are produced to a press colour profile specific to our presses and substrates. This allows proofs to accurately match the press outcomes.
“The Kodak Flexcel NX plates with Advanced surface patterning allow for ink densities to be quickly achieved and maintained throughout the run without the need to increase impression. This is coupled with the Kodak Advanced Edge Definition technology used on the plates, which keeps the type crisp and clean with both positive and reverse text.”
Kodak Flexcel NX plates are now supplied by Miraclon, which bought the entire Kodak flexo business a year ago.