Flexographic Printing Blog

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

 

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.

How to Calculate Flexographic Ink Consumption (+ Save Money)

Knowing how much flexographic ink you need for a particular job and making sure you use that ink most efficiently can make a significant difference in your profitability. 

It’s important to look at some ways to calculate ink amounts and examine...

Troubleshooting Problems with Flexo Printing on Corrugated

Before the adaptation of flexographic printing for commercial packaging use, printing on corrugated substrates was highly troublesome. 

The delicate material would either be crushed during the printing process or printing had to be done so...

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...

Oil Based vs Water Based Flexo Inks: Optimize Your Materials

Selecting ink for your flexographic printing projects isn't a decision to make without consideration. Additionally, ink selection should not be made considering cost alone. 

The ink you choose should be selected based on a variety of factors,...

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