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.
Even the most sophisticated and advanced print shops sometimes experience defects in their prints. And misregistration in printing can affect even the most skilled press shops.
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 moving parts to align, test, and measure.
These considerations are only increasing with the development of...
Purchasing a flexo printing machine is a little like buying a car. You want the right balance of safety, functionality, and quality without breaking the bank.
The first step in obtaining good adhesion and print quality is to assure that the ink wets out on the substrate fully and evenly.
When thinking about the various components involved in making a final flexo printed product, one of the most important elements to thoroughly consider is your image carrier selection.
Would it surprise you to know that the colors you see on some of the most popular consumer goods are actually just a “trick of the eye”?
Have you ever wondered how the labels get printed on cans of soda or craft beer? Chances are, the product that you’re holding in your hand was printed using flexographic technology.
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.
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, and...