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Top 4 List of Sustainable Packaging Materials for Flexo Printing

Flexographic, or flexo, printing is among the most popular package printing methods, especially for medium-to-long print runs. But with so many consumers choosing to do business with brands that incorporate eco-friendly strategies into their...

Elastomer Sleeves vs Photopolymer Plates for Flexo Printing

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.

After all, when your image carrier is not optimized for your...

Elastomer Blend Sleeves Eliminate Plate Issues In Flexo Printing

Looking to stop the excess costs from issues like plate lift, mounting problems, or ink incompatibility when printing? Try an elastomer blend sleeve for your flexographic printing needs.

At-a-Glance: Control Technique Guidelines for Flexible Package Printing

Flexible packaging is everywhere, from snack wrappers to health products. Flexible packaging printers need to streamline their processes to maximize output, but they also have to maintain environmental standards for volatile organic compound...

4 Ways Direct Laser Engraving Aids Flexo Printing Quality & Efficiency

You likely recall the flexo printing evolution through the years in response to pressures from economy and demand. As industries produced more, they required more packaging and more stylistic choices. And as they’ve required more packaging,...

How Load-N-Lok Revolutionized Flexographic Printing

For those of us in the flexographic printing business, we know that changing plates can be a time-consuming process and maintenance is often expensive. We wanted to make a product that cut down on preparation time, increased productivity, and...

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...

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...

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...

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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