Exceptional image quality
Kodak DITR Film/4401/6.5mil/Matte produces consistent, reliable, and high-quality results for prepress film applications that have historically required conventional silver halide film usage. Its proprietary black, dye-based mask is removed by thermal ablative imaging that uses an infrared laser source (peak sensitivity is at 830 nm, and the overall range is 800–850 nm). When imaged on Kodak’s thermal imagers, Kodak DITR 4401 Film delivers high-contrast, sharp image reproduction with exceptional background clarity.
Reduced overall processing costs
Unlike traditional film, DITR 4401 Film does not require film processing equipment and chemistry, lowering overall processing costs compared to conventional systems. Costs associated with processing equipment, service, maintenance, supplies, waste disposal, and labor can be eliminated entirely, while chemistry and water consumption are reduced.
Adding Kodak DITR 4401 Film to your workflow can reduce prepress time, improve process efficiency, and lower environmental impact, without compromising exceptional image quality. This innovative film is designed to be imaged on Kodak’s thermal imagers in just a few simple steps. By eliminating processing, this digital film saves time and minimizes the opportunity for process variations that can necessitate start overs. In addition, DITR 4401 Film can be handled in yellow or UV-modified fluorescent lighting for easier cutting and manipulation. And you no longer need to maintain a separate darkroom.
Kodak DITR 4401 Film was specifically developed to offer the flexibility of working with a wide variety of plates and applications. Supported applications include:
- Liquid photopolymer plate making.
- Analog flexographic plate making.
- Analog offset plate making.
- Analog letterpress plate making.
- Silkscreen frame production.
- Overlays for proofing and text registration.
- Digital image enlargements.
FLEXCEL NXH Plates & Thermal Imaging Layer
“Maximum versatility, enhanced productivity”
Kodak Flexcel NX Thermal Imaging Layer
The unique formulation of the Flexcel NX Thermal Imaging Layer allows high resolution and fast imaging, and intimate optical contact with the plate during UV exposure.
Kodak Flexcel NXH Plates
Flexcel NX Plates are reliable, high-quality flexographic plates designed to print on a wide variety of substrates. They offer superior ink transfer, smooth solids, uniform laydown, robust on-press performance, and excellent ozone resistance.
The award-winning KODAK FLEXCEL NX System uses unique imaging technology and plate materials to drive unparalleled shelf impact with less complexity and downtime on press.
Print performance for challenging graphic requirements
The unrivaled performance of FLEXCEL NXH Plates comes from the combination of our unique technology: the FLEXCEL NX Thermal Imaging Layer, utilizing unique imaging technology, and lamination: this powerful combination provides high-resolution imagery on the plate, with 1:1 dot replication, and stable, predictable ink transfer.
DIGICAP NX Patterning with Advanced Edge Definition enables exceptional ink laydown control, expanding your achievable color gamut and delivering better print contrast, improved tonal range, smooth solids, bright colors, and crisp text.