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

When it comes to maximizing the lifespan and usefulness of flexographic printing equipment, the importance of proper care and maintenance procedures cannot be overlooked. 

 

Just as you would protect a new combine, dozer, or piece of...

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 –...

Comparing Litho, Screen Printing, Digital Printing and Flexo for Corrugated

A variety of consumer products are packed into corrugated containers for shipping. To reduce costs, many companies ship products in shelf-ready packaging.

The demand for shelf-ready shipping packages created the need for printing directly onto...

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.

Flexo 101: 4 Approaches to Combat Misregistration in Printing

Even the most sophisticated and advanced print shops sometimes experience defects in their prints. And misregistration in printing can affect even the most skilled press shops.  

What's the Key to Better Ink Surface Tension & Ink Bonding?

 

If you’re in the flexographic printing industry, you know better than anyone that in order to get the perfect print there are hundreds of moving parts to align, test, and measure.

These considerations are only increasing with the development of...

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”?

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