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Better Ink Bonding Begins With The Right Ink Choice

 

Flexographic printing works effectively on varied materials like paper, plastic, metallic film, and cellophane to produce a quality job; and presses can be run cost-effectively at extremely high speeds for long runs and large orders.

How the Pressroom Climate Affects Flexo Inks & Press Efficiency

Atmospheric conditions can be a root cause of issues with ink drying and viscosity in flexographic printing. On a related note, these conditions can also affect the speed at which you can effectively run your press. Pressroom climate (whether...

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

Editor's note: This blog was originally published on November 22, and has been recently updated.

How to Do a Kiss Impression in Flexo Printing

We’re sorry you’re feeling the pressure in your printing operations.

Flexo printing is a pressure-sensitive process. You may have great ink chemistry/composition combined with the best choices of anilox, image carrier, and substrate. But...

Flexo Printing Defects: Mottled Image Ruins Solid Color Schemes

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...

Feathering: A Pressure-Packed Flexo Printing Defect (with Other Causes)

We don’t like to speak in certainties when it comes to flexo printing defects. Any number of variables can cause any number of defects within your printed image.

Our list of the 12 most common flexo printing defects is compiled with that in...

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, press room atmosphere,...

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.

‘Halo’: Not So Heavenly Among Flexo Printing Defects

We can’t stress enough that flexographic printing is a pressure-sensitive process. If pressure is not applied correctly and uniformly from your print cylinder to the substrate, you’re bound to experience flexo printing defects.

The halo effect...

8 Dot Gain Factors Causing Your Flexo Printing Defects

Dot gain is a tricky flexo printing defect with a variety of causes. As its name implies, the dots on your printed substrate increase in size. The reproduced image then comes out darker and sometimes fuzzier than intended.

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