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Labelexpo Americas 2018: 5 Things To Look Forward To

Every two years the Labelexpo Americas trade show is a great way to learn about the latest news, trends, and products in the label and package printing industry.  The three day conference is in Chicago, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center...

Flexo Printing vs Offset Printing

 

When it comes to package printing, there are four main technologies utilized by printers and label makers: flexo, digital, gravure and offset.

Want Better Ink Bonding? The Devil’s In The Dynes

 

If you’re in the flexographic printing industry, you know better than anyone that in order to get the perfect print there are hundreds of things to align, test, and measure.

These considerations are only increasing with the development of...

Measuring Tension Is Simple With Surface Tension Test Ink

Surface tension is one of two key factors in proper substrate wetting, the other factor 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...

Everything You Need to Know About Blister Packaging Adhesives

 

Blister packs are a large and rapidly expanding segment of the global packaging industry. They let consumers see what's inside and reduce tampering, while protecting the product itself from environmental factors, mishandling, and even animals. ...

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...

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