Flexographic Printing Blog

Flexo Printing Defects Diagnostic Chart & Troubleshooting Guide

There’s an equation for printing success. Too much press downtime while troubleshooting defects isn’t a part of it. Wasted time is wasted money.

This diagnostic chart helps you quickly hone in on your flexo printing defects and their likely...

Digital Flexo Printing: What Components Do You Need?

If you're reading this article, you're probably already familiar with flexographic printing, printing that uses cylinders and elastomer sleeves to print on a variety of substrates at high speeds, while achieving high quality products. 

But did...

10 Common Causes of Print Misregistration in Flexographic Printing

Print registration is the precise alignment of your ink combinations on the substrate. Misregistration by the tiniest fraction of an inch can completely skew your print.

Behind the Scenes of Flexographic Image Carrier Production

Behind every image carrier that leaves Luminite Products Corporation, there is a carefully engineered process of creation.

We’ve outlined this process below to take you on a virtual tour of what happens behind the scenes on our shop floor, and to...

4 Types of Flexographic Inks & When to Use Them

There’s a science behind your choice of ink. Different flexo printing inks are crafted to work best with varying image carriers and substrates.

How Flexographic Printing Works: A Step-by-Step Guide

Flexographic printing is everywhere, and has been for decades. You can see examples of it on candy wrappers, candy bags, snack bags, labels, cereal boxes, plastic shampoo bottles, peel-able double-sided medication labels, in your notebooks, legal...

8 Factors Causing Dot Gain in Flexo Printing

Editor's Note: This blog post was originally published in 2017, and was updated in April of 2019 to reflect updated information.

Dot gain is a tricky flexo printing defect with a variety of causes. As its name implies, the dots on your printed...

Common Adhesive Printing Applications

Editor's Note: This blog was originally published on September 1st, 2017 but was updated on March 4th, 2019 to reflect modern information and industry changes.

Adhesive printing has many applications. You’ll often find examples sitting on the...

What Is Flexographic Printing Used For?

As the name indicates, flexographic printing is considered the most flexible printing method, because of its inherent ability to be used for almost any application. Endless, unique combinations of sleeves, cylinders, plates, ITR (in-the-round)...

Elastomer Sleeves vs Photopolymer Plates for 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.

After all, when your image carrier is not optimized for your...

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