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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...

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...

7-Step Blister Card Packaging Printing Checklist

Blister packs, or cards, are among the most popular packaging types for certain pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter drugs, and food. They’re also seeing more use in packaging batteries, toys, certain electronics, and tools -- so maybe you’re...

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.

Surface Tension Test Ink Makes Measuring Wettability Easy

Surface tension is one of two key factors in proper substrate wetting (the other being surface energy). Tension is what causes liquids moving to form into a spherical shape, as if they are surround by an elastic membrane under tension. The...

Troubleshooting Flexible Packaging Print Problems

Flexographic printing is rapidly being adopted for many types of commercial packaging uses, but with each type some challenges may be encountered in the printing process. In this piece we will look at flexible packaging print problems.

The...

How to Do a Kiss Impression in Flexo Printing

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...

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

Flexographic printing products can be a significant capital investment. You need that investment to last.

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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