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Untangling Regulations: Commercial Printing Industry Standards

Commercial printing is a very complex world that involves a lot of attention to detail. A robust in-house printing system has technical requirements and necessary technology in addition to maintenance schedules, and routine system checks for...

How to Print on Plastic Film Substrates With Flexo Printing

The printing business uses many different substrates -- some better than others.

 Popular substrates today include rigid vinyl PVC, polypropylene and / or BOPP,  and polyester (PET). The advantage of these plastic substrates over traditional ones...

6 Practical Uses for Wide Web Flexo Printing

Wide web flexo printing is a popular choice when you’re looking for speed. Additionally, many printers opt to print wide web when they are printing on a large substrate or have an otherwise unconventional application.

We wanted to take a closer...

Ensuring Safety & Success with Medical Industry Packaging and Labeling

The argument could be made that there are more requirements for medical industry packaging and labeling than any other industry. You have to meet the FDA's requirements for physical packaging, of course, but you also need to be clear and concise...

Looking for Custom Printed Shipping Boxes? Flexo is the Way to Go

With the advances in brand competition, packaging now more than ever plays a big role in promoting your brand. It brings your brand to life. 

Ghosting in Flexo Printing: Exorcise Your Printing Demons

Flexo printing technology is more advanced than ever before. With faster presses, new image carriers, and better inks, flexo printing is perhaps the most efficient printing process out there. 

But, that doesn’t mean printers aren’t still haunted...

Sustainable Printing Methods: Flexo vs. Screen, Gravure, Litho, Offset

As the manufacturing society trends toward more eco-friendly practices, it’s important to consider whether or not you’re using sustainable printing methods. 

What Is Distortion in Flexo Printing? Plate Thickness is One Factor

 

If you’ve ever seen a child play with Silly Putty and newspaper, then you’ve seen image distortion at work. When the putty is pressed to the newspaper, the ink and text are transferred. Then, when the child stretches the putty -- or even puts...

Defining Wide Web Flexo Printing

Pharmaceutical Packaging Design 101: Safety, Sustainability, & More

The pharma sector is one of the most regulated divisions in the entire healthcare industry. Why wouldn't it be, when even the slightest mistake could wreak unrepairable havoc to the end-users? New pharmaceutical packaging trends lean toward ...

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