Flexographic Printing Blog

Troubleshooting Blister Packaging Print Problems

Flexographic printing can achieve high resolution printing results on blister packaging, but care must be taken not to harm the integrity of the seal so the contents are not compromised by outside elements.

If you're experiencing issues with...

10 Common Causes of Print Misregistration in Flexographic Printing

Print registration is the precise alignment of your ink combinations on the substrate. Misregistration by the tiniest fraction of an inch can completely skew your print.

Guide to Blister Pack 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. ...

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...

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.

How to Calculate Flexographic Ink Consumption (+ Save Money)

Knowing how much flexographic ink you need for a particular job and making sure you use that ink most efficiently can make a significant difference in your profitability. 

It’s important to look at some ways to calculate ink amounts and examine...

Troubleshooting Problems with Flexo Printing on Corrugated

Before the adaptation of flexographic printing for commercial packaging use, printing on corrugated substrates was highly troublesome. 

The delicate material would either be crushed during the printing process or printing had to be done so...

Flexo Surface Tension, Surface Energy, and Wettability

The first step in obtaining good adhesion and print quality is to assure that the ink wets out on the substrate fully and evenly.

Beginner's Guide to Flexo Printing Ink Transfer

Flexographic printing is designed for printing text and graphics onto a range of substrates, such as paper, laminates, film, and foils. It’s one of the most popular printing methods, especially if your project requires the highest quality prints...

Oil Based vs Water Based Flexo Inks: Optimize Your Materials

Selecting ink for your flexographic printing projects isn't a decision to make without consideration. Additionally, ink selection should not be made considering cost alone. 

The ink you choose should be selected based on a variety of factors,...

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