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Ensuring Safety & Success with Medical Industry Packaging and Labeling

The argument could be made that there are more requirements for medical industry packaging and labeling than any other industry. You have to meet the FDA's requirements for physical packaging, of course, but you also need to be clear and concise...

Looking for Custom Printed Shipping Boxes? Flexo is the Way to Go

With the advances in brand competition, packaging now more than ever plays a big role in promoting your brand. It brings your brand to life. 

Sustainable Printing Methods: Flexo vs. Screen, Gravure, Litho, Offset

As the manufacturing society trends toward more eco-friendly practices, it’s important to consider whether or not you’re using sustainable printing methods. 

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...

Defining Wide Web Flexo Printing

Pharmaceutical Packaging Design 101: Safety, Sustainability, & More

The pharma sector is one of the most regulated divisions in the entire healthcare industry. Why wouldn't it be, when even the slightest mistake could wreak unrepairable havoc to the end-users? New pharmaceutical packaging trends lean toward ...

The Must-Have Sustainable Printing Equipment Guide

 

As the term suggests, a sustainable printing process seeks to promote environmental conservation on a broad spectrum. It not only employs eco-friendly production processes; it also raises the stakes higher by adopting sustainable packaging...

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.  

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. 

Care and Maintenance of Flexo Print Sleeves, Cylinders, and Plates

Flexographic printing products are like cars. And before you raise your brows, hear us out.

If you buy a new car, you want to take good care of it because you just spend tens of thousands of dollars on it. You change the oil every 3,000 miles,...

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