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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.

Flexo Printing vs Gravure Printing: Pros and Cons

Commercial printing relies on a variety of technologies to print on different substrates, but two of the more popular techniques are flexographic printing and gravure printing.

Troubleshooting Flexo Printing on Film Substrates

In flexographic printing, maintaining a high quality of the finished product is always the primary goal. This must be accomplished in the face of demands to increase productivity, decrease waste and minimize costs.

Great advances have been achieved...

Benefits of Choosing Elastomer Blends vs Photopolymers

It’s no secret that large-scale printing operations have been popular for centuries. 

What is Narrow Web Flexo Printing?

For small and mid-sized manufacturers, determining the right printing options for your products can be a challenge. A lot of the larger printing companies focus on big printing runs that are simply not an option for smaller companies. 

Anilox Volume Guide (+ FREE Print Out Chart!)

Anilox volume refers to the carrying capacity of an anilox cell, or the amount of ink held in each cell, during Flexographic Printing.

It is one of the many factors that determine the amount of ink that is transferred to the print material and...

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 flexo...

Flat Top Dots: What to Talk To Your Image Carrier Manufacturer About

In the flexographic printing world, paying attention to the tiniest of details can make the biggest of differences. One small detail that requires attention is dot profiles ( or shapes).

It seems simple enough to overlook, but the experienced flexo...

How to Get the Best Prints on Flexible Packaging

It’s no secret that flexible packaging is one of the most common and popular types of product containers. A “flexible package” is any type of packaging that is flexible and can change shape easily. 

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 causes,...

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