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Flexo Printing Defects: How to Clean Up Your Dirty Prints

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,...

Flexo Carton Printing: Crucial Considerations

Did you know the same printing method used to print craft beer and wine labels is used to print on the very same cartons those products are shipped in? Welcome to the magic of modern flexo printing!

At a very high level, Flexo printing technology...

Flexo Printing Defects by Category

 

Your flexo materials and process have served you well for years and produced great prints, but lately it seems that the final prints coming off the press just don't look right anymore. It’s likely you’re encountering a common flexographic...

Flexo Printing Kiss Print Solutions

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: Graph Paper, Lined Paper, and Other Office Accessories

 

Today, in the eyes of many, flexo printing technology has become the most preferred superior print process in various industries since it provides an optimal combination of productivity, flexibility and quality. It can also adapt to different...

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...

What's the Key to Better Ink Surface Tension & Ink Bonding?

 

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...

Understanding Common Flexo Printing Defects: Mottled Print

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...

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.

Digital Flexo Printing: What Components Do You Need?

If you're reading this article, you're probably already familiar with flexographic printing, printing that uses cylinders and elastomer sleeves to print on a variety of substrates at high speeds, while achieving high quality products. 

But did...

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