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Printing With Flexo: 4 Sustainable Inks For Packaging

Flexo printers often awake in a cold sweat from nightmares of inky horrors. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but ink-related problems can really keep flexo printers up at night. When it comes to sustainable inks for packaging, planning volatile...

Current Trends in Pharmaceutical Packaging

Pharmaceutical packaging represents a $124 billion global market and is on the upswing at a continuous average growth rate (CAGR) of about 6% year-over-year. Unlike other packaging segments, medicine is something that's always going to be in high...

Wide vs. Narrow Web Flexo Printing: The Basics

For someone just entering the printing market, one of the most common points of confusion is understanding how printers print on different sizes of substrate. In regard to Flexo printing, there are three main options: narrow, mid, and wide web.

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 for...

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 the economy and demand. As industries produced more, they required more packaging and more stylistic choices. And as they’ve required more packaging,...

Flexo 101 | The 5 Major Types of Printing Presses

Every business regardless of industry, size, or age, invests in product packaging, marketing materials, or a combination of both. As such, the printing industry and the methods and technology fueling it has seen steady growth over the past several...

Flexo Chronicles: Anthology of Flexo Printing | Part 2 of 2

Modern-day flexography has come a long way since its invention some 130 years ago. From the invention of the first rotary press using rubber plates to print to the commercialization of UV pigments in the 1990s, this two-part series covers the...

Flexo Chronicles: Anthology of Flexo Printing | Part 1 of 2

Flexographic printing has exploded in popularity over the past two decades, with roughly 60% of the entire packaging industry utilizing flexography in the construction of their packaging. 

10 Common Causes of Print Misregistration in Flexographic Printing

We've all had that moment when we're painting, tracing, or gluing something and in our intense concentration, our hand slips, marring our precious work. 

That's what print misregistration is like. To get the best possible print, the alignment of...

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 settle...

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