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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.

Flexo Printing Defects: ‘Skip Out’ a Matter of Poor Ink Transfer

Is your substrate coming off the press with prints that are either too light or entirely missing in sections? That’s what we in the business call skip out, very common among flexo printing defects.

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...

4 Frozen Product Packaging Design Considerations

As you may already know, frozen food packaging requirements are quite different from that of non-perishables. 

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...

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...

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...

Flexo Vs. Offset Printing: Inks, Maintenance, Cost, Convenience

 

Package printing comes in many shapes and sizes. Printers and label makers use four main types of printing processes packaging: flexographic, digital, gravure, and offset.

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