Kodak Certified Partner

We are pleased to announce that Phoenix Printing Plates have now become a Kodak Certified Partner for producing Flexcel NX plates. This proves that our NX plates meet the strict requirements of Kodak and ensure they are produced to the exact quality and consistency expected of us.

To read more about our NX plates, visit our dedicated page here.

Kodak Flexcel Direct – ITR Sleeves

Further expansion has seen the delivery and installation of the Kodak Flexcel Direct sleeve imager enabling us to provide continuous print sleeves up to a width of  1.6m (63″) and a maximum repeat of 1067mm (42″).

Kodak Flexcel NX

As part of our new building extension we have now taken delivery of the Kodak Flexcel NX platemaking system. The Flexcel NX system offers many benefits compared to existing plates with superior results on press. To arrange for a test plate to be sent to you please contact us. You can also find out more information on our NX page.

Building Extension

We have expanded our site which will allows us to further increase our production facilities. We have lots of exciting plans for the new space and more news will follow as and when the new equipment arrives.

Say hello to our new logo

Phoenix LogoWe are pleased to reveal our new logo along with redesigned website. Our original logo had been with us since 1992 and was beginning to show it’s age. It was time for a new logo with a clean, modern look to lead us on in the 21st century. We hope you like our new look along with the modern design and easy navigation of our new site.

Phoenix gets the X Factor

ThermoFlexXThis week we have taken delivery of another imaging device, the Xeikon ThermoFlexX 48. Xeikon International, has a long lasting reputation of manufacturing high quality Computer to Plate equipment. Their ThermoFlexX imagers provide high-resolution plate exposure combined with flexibility and productivity (the fact the device matches our new corporate colours is just an added bonus).

With a maximum plate size of 900 x 1200mm the ThermoFlexX 48 is ideally suited for the label and flexible packaging markets. We have upgraded the optics to 5080dpi which means that all of our digital imagers are now capable of producing HD plates.

Full HD Flexo transforms fortunes of UK firms

Esko Press Release:- Supreme platemaking consistency offered by Esko Full HD Flexo technology is helping UK operations develop sector leading services, improve production and win new business and industry plaudits.

“UK operations are under increasing pressure to provide an all-round, high quality, cost effective, range of services that touch on numerous production sectors,” explains Paul Bates, Esko Regional Business Manager. “But crucial to that is job flexibility, particularly with run lengths. This is where Esko’s Full HD Flexo becomes a critical tool in any solutions portfolio. The ability to provide what specifiers are demanding to ever tighter budgets enables our customers to be highly responsive to ever-changing market requirements.”

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New email and file server

Phoenix have now installed a new email and file server helping to centralise all our data and give a uniform approach to email. All our email addresses now end with our domain of “@phoenixprintingplates.co.uk” but any emails sent to our old email accounts will still be received.

Full HD Flexo now available

fullHD_logoSeptember has seen our steady expansion programme continue with the addition of a second CDi Spark taking our total imaging devices to three. This latest machine, the CDi Spark 5080 enables us to offer Full HD Flexo plates which offer superior quality over standard HD by giving even greater solid densities and better transitions to zero. To discover more about Full HD Flexo and to request a test plate to try yourself, please visit our Flexo Plates page.