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Troubleshooting Flexo Printing on Film Substrates

In flexographic printing, maintaining a high quality of the finished product is always the primary goal. This must be accomplished in the face of demands to increase productivity, decrease waste and minimize costs.

Great advances have been achieved...

Image Carrier Technical Support Services

With flexographic printing being a niche portion of the printing industry, finding technical support when a printing defect arises can be challenging. Should you reach out to the press manufacturer, image carrier service, or maybe even a former...

Flexo 101: 4 Approaches to Combat Misregistration in Printing

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.  

Read This Before You Fingerprint a Flexo Printing Press

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. 

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 printing...

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 is...

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 by...

Flexo Printing Sleeves and Thermal Contraction & Expansion

As we all know, there are many variables in play when we turn on our flexo printing press. Are our air mandrels aligned? Does our ink have the right surface tension? But, one variable you might not have checked is the temperature.  

Advantages of Flexo Prepress Solutions

We all want our design ideas to move flawlessly from our computers to the printers and, finally, into our waiting hands. However, it’s not always that streamlined. 

Coordinating between graphic designers, color management specialists, and print...

Ultimate Guide to Corrugated Packaging Printing With Flexo

Corrugated packaging and printing have come a long way in recent years. Although durable during shipping, corrugated substrates are spongy and can be easily crushed during an indelicate printing process.

As a result, businesses once had to settle...

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