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Troubleshooting Flexible Packaging Print Problems

Flexographic printing is rapidly being adopted for many types of commercial packaging uses, but with each type some challenges may be encountered in the printing process. In this piece we will look at flexible packaging print problems.

The...

Flexographic Printing Defects: Pinholing Causes and Solutions

You may notice areas of your substrate don’t print fully, sometimes leaving tiny unprinted areas about the size of a pinhole. Quite appropriately, this common flexographic printing defect is called pinholing.

How to Do a Kiss Impression in Flexo Printing

We’re sorry you’re feeling the pressure in your printing operations.

Flexo printing is a pressure-sensitive process. You may have great ink chemistry/composition combined with the best choices of anilox, image carrier, and substrate. But...

Care and Maintenance of Flexo Print Sleeves, Cylinders, and Plates

 

Troubleshooting Blister Packaging Print Problems

Flexographic printing can achieve high resolution printing results on blister packaging, but care must be taken not to harm the integrity of the seal so the contents are not compromised by outside elements.

If you're experiencing issues with...

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.

Guide to Blister Pack Packaging Adhesives

 

Blister packs are a large and rapidly expanding segment of the global packaging industry. They let consumers see what's inside and reduce tampering, while protecting the product itself from environmental factors, mishandling, and even animals. ...

Photopolymer & Elastomer in Flexo: Pros and Cons

Elastomer blend or photopolymer: Which image carrier material will work best on a flexographic printing job? 

Answer: It depends. It also matters to your bottom line. 

So it’s important to know the difference to determine which applications call...

Gear Marks: The Flexo Printing Defect You Can Hear (Sometimes)

They’re so easy to spot. Gear marks in flexographic printing appear as alternating linear areas of light and dark running perpendicular to the web direction on your press. These nearly always occur in regular intervals across the substrate.

How to Calculate Flexographic Ink Consumption (+ Save Money)

Knowing how much flexographic ink you need for a particular job and making sure you use that ink most efficiently can make a significant difference in your profitability. 

It’s important to look at some ways to calculate ink amounts and examine...

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