Flexographic Printing Blog

At-a-Glance: Control Technique Guidelines for Flexible Package Printing

Flexible packaging is everywhere, from snack wrappers to health products. Flexible packaging printers need to streamline their processes to maximize output, but they also have to maintain environmental standards for volatile organic compound...

4 Ways Direct Laser Engraving Aids Flexo Printing Quality & Efficiency

You likely recall the flexo printing evolution through the years in response to pressures from economy and demand. As industries produced more, they required more packaging and more stylistic choices. And as they’ve required more packaging,...

How Load-N-Lok Revolutionized Flexographic Printing

For those of us in the flexographic printing business, we know that changing plates can be a time-consuming process and maintenance is often expensive. We wanted to make a product that cut down on preparation time, increased productivity, and...

Ultimate Guide to Corrugated Packaging Printing With Flexo

Corrugated packaging and printing have come a long way in recent years. Although durable during shipping, corrugated substrates are spongy and can be easily crushed during an indelicate printing process.

As a result, businesses once had to...

Understanding Common Flexo Printing Defects: Mottled Print

Package printing often requires a great deal of solid-color imagery, even in the most intricate of design patterns.

That black backdrop behind a picture of a product? Solid image. That large, single-color logo affixed to the side of a cardboard...

7-Step Blister Card Packaging Printing Checklist

Blister packs, or cards, are among the most popular packaging types for certain pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter drugs, and food. They’re also seeing more use in packaging batteries, toys, certain electronics, and tools -- so maybe you’re...

Flexo Vs. Offset Printing: Inks, Maintenance, Cost, Convenience

 

Package printing comes in many shapes and sizes. Printers and label makers use four main types of printing processes packaging: flexographic, digital, gravure, and offset.

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.

Blister Pack Printing Adhesives: How to Remain FDA Compliant

Blister packaging is a key component of pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic products. 

Surface Tension Test Ink Makes Measuring Wettability Easy

Surface tension is one of two key factors in proper substrate wetting (the other being surface energy). Tension is what causes liquids moving to form into a spherical shape, as if they are surround by an elastic membrane under tension. The...

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