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How to Choose the Right Flexo Printing Machinery

Purchasing a flexo printing machine is a little like buying a car. You want the right balance of safety, functionality, and quality without breaking the bank. 

Flexo Surface Tension, Surface Energy, and Wettability

The first step in obtaining good adhesion and print quality is to assure that the ink wets out on the substrate fully and evenly.

Elastomer Blend vs. Photopolymer Choices in Flexo Printing

When thinking about the various components involved in making a final flexo printed product, one of the most important elements to thoroughly consider is your image carrier selection.

Understanding the Uses and Benefits of Halftone (Stochastic) Screening

Would it surprise you to know that the colors you see on some of the most popular consumer goods are actually just a “trick of the eye”?

Flexo 101: How To Print on Aluminum Cans

Have you ever wondered how the labels get printed on cans of soda or craft beer? Chances are, the product that you’re holding in your hand was printed using flexographic technology. 

Read This Before You Fingerprint a Flexo Printing Press

The biggest concern when it comes to flexo printing equipment is repeatability. Having a high rate of variation between print runs is never good, so taking steps to improve your repeatability should be your utmost priority. 

Flexo Printing Defects: How to Clean Up Your Dirty Prints

Clean up your act! OK, so we know dirty print is not all your fault.

Among other common flexo printing defects, dirty print is particularly confounding. It can stem from contamination, ink consistency, plate/sleeve issues, pressroom atmosphere,...

Behind the Scenes of Flexographic Image Carrier Production

If you've ever wondered how the flexographic printing process works, an important component is the image carrier services. After an image has been provided and edited for the printing process, flexographic printing plates or cylinders are created.

Flexographic Printing Defects: The ‘Doughnuts’ You Can’t Eat

Your substrate comes off the press, and you notice screen dots on the print appear slurred and distorted. They look like little, lopsided doughnuts. And while we’d all love to eat them, these doughnuts are an aggravating and potentially costly...

Elastomer Blend Sleeves Eliminate Plate Issues In Flexo Printing

Looking to stop the excess costs from issues like plate lift, mounting problems, or ink incompatibility when printing? Try an elastomer blend sleeve for your flexographic printing needs.

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