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Read This Before You Fingerprint a Flexo Printing Press

The biggest concern when it comes to flexo printing equipment is repeatability. Having a high rate of variation between print runs is never good, so taking steps to improve your repeatability should be your utmost priority. 

Flexo Printing Defects: How to Clean Up Your Dirty Prints

Clean up your act! OK, so we know dirty print is not all your fault.

Among other common flexo printing defects, dirty print is particularly confounding. It can stem from contamination, ink consistency, plate/sleeve issues, pressroom atmosphere,...

Behind the Scenes of Flexographic Image Carrier Production

If you've ever wondered how the flexographic printing process works, an important component is the image carrier services. After an image has been provided and edited for the printing process, flexographic printing plates or cylinders are created.

Elastomer Blend vs. Photopolymer Choices in Flexo Printing

Along your path to flexographic printing perfection you’ll have a choice between elastomer blend sleeves and photopolymer. Get it right and you’re sure to reap the financial benefits of return customers and repeat sales.

Flexographic Printing Defects: The ‘Doughnuts’ You Can’t Eat

Your substrate comes off the press, and you notice screen dots on the print appear slurred and distorted. They look like little, lopsided doughnuts. And while we’d all love to eat them, these doughnuts are an aggravating and potentially costly...

Elastomer Blend Sleeves Eliminate Plate Issues In Flexo Printing

Looking to stop the excess costs from issues like plate lift, mounting problems, or ink incompatibility when printing? Try an elastomer blend sleeve for your flexographic printing needs.

Flexo Carton Printing: Crucial Considerations

Did you know the same printing method used to print craft beer and wine labels is used to print on the very same cartons those products are shipped in? Welcome to the magic of modern flexo printing!

At a very high level, Flexo printing technology...

Sustainable Packaging Design Guide for Newcomers

You've likely seen news coverage of plastic packaging floating on the surface of the world's oceans. Experts predict that there will be more plastic than fish in the seas by the year 2050. 

Flexo Printing Defects by Category

 

Your flexo materials and process have served you well for years and produced great prints, but lately it seems that the final prints coming off the press just don't look right anymore. It’s likely you’re encountering a common flexographic...

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...

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