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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, press room atmosphere,...

‘Halo’: Not So Heavenly Among Flexo Printing Defects

We can’t stress enough that flexographic printing is a pressure-sensitive process. If pressure is not applied correctly and uniformly from your print cylinder to the substrate, you’re bound to experience flexo printing defects.

The halo effect...

Flexo Printing Defects: The ‘Doughnuts’ You Can’t Eat

And now for the printing problem we’d all love to eat. Okay, so doughnuts in this case are an aggravating and potentially costly flexo printing defect, as opposed to a delicious confectionery treat.

Direct Laser Engraving: The Future of Flexographic Printing

The practice of direct laser engraving (DLE) sleeves, cylinders, and plates is emerging at the forefront of the flexographic printing industry.

Flexographic Printing Defects: Pinholing Causes and Solutions

You may notice areas of your substrate don’t print fully, sometimes leaving tiny unprinted areas about the size of a pinhole. Quite appropriately, this common flexographic printing defect is called pinholing.

4 Ways Direct Laser Engraving (DLE) Boosts Flexo Print Efficiency & Quality

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 (of different varieties). And as they’ve required more packaging, they’ve...

Flexo Printing Defects: 3 Main Causes for Bridging & Filling In

Let’s say you’re printing fine text or an intricate graphic with a high resolution. Your substrate comes off the press, and you notice letters or the areas within the graphics that bleed together for a very low-quality, low-resolution product.


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.

Flexo Printing Defects Diagnostic Chart & Troubleshooting Guide

There’s an equation for printing success. Too much press downtime while troubleshooting defects isn’t a part of it. Wasted time is wasted money.

This diagnostic chart helps you quickly hone in on your flexo printing defects and their likely causes,...

10 Common Causes of Print Misregistration in Flexographic Printing

Print registration is the precise alignment of your ink combinations on the substrate. Misregistration by the tiniest fraction of an inch can completely skew your print.

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