Flexographic Printing Blog

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...

Flexo Inks: Storage, Cleaning, Care + More

When flexographic printing, you have lots of choices when it comes to ink: different brands, colors, qualities, viscosities, opacities, densities and bases.

Before a printer selects the best image carrier for their flexo printing needs, they...

What Is Distortion in Flexo Printing?

 

If you’ve ever seen a child play with Silly Putty and newspaper, then you’ve seen image distortion at work. When the putty is pressed to the newspaper, the ink and text are transferred. Then, when the child stretches the putty -- or even puts...

6 Products You Didn't Know Were Created With Flexography

Image courtesy of TruLog.

Flexography, or flexo, is a printing process that uses image carriers and quick-drying inks. It’s a process that emphasizes efficiency and long runs during printing.

Of the many technologies used to print on packaging,...

Flexo vs Litho Printing

Commercial printing is changing rapidly, and the processes that produce the consumer goods we all see everyday are growing and changing as quickly as we are.

That’s why we thought it was time to take a fresh look at two different methods –...

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