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Anilox Volume Guide (+ FREE Print Out Chart!)

Anilox volume refers to the carrying capacity of an anilox cell, or the amount of ink held in each cell, during Flexographic Printing.

It is one of the many factors that determine the amount of ink that is transferred to the print material and...

Flat Top Dots: What to Talk To Your Image Carrier Manufacturer About

In the flexographic printing world, paying attention to the tiniest of details can make the biggest of differences. One small detail that requires attention is dot profiles ( or shapes).

It seems simple enough to overlook, but the experienced flexo...

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,...

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 molecules...

Mottled Print: Understanding This Common Flexo Printing Defect

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...

How Flexographic Printing Works | A Step-by-Step Guide to Flexography

Flexographic printing is everywhere and has been for decades. You can see examples of it on candy wrappers, candy bags, snack bags, labels, cereal boxes, plastic shampoo bottles, peel-able double-sided medication labels, in your notebooks, legal...

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.

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

When it comes to maximizing the lifespan and usefulness of flexographic printing equipment, the importance of proper care and maintenance procedures cannot be overlooked. 

 

Just as you would protect a new combine, dozer, or piece of manufacturing...

Comparing Litho, Screen Printing, Digital Printing and Flexo for Corrugated

A variety of consumer products are packed into corrugated containers for shipping. To reduce costs, many companies ship products in shelf-ready packaging.

The demand for shelf-ready shipping packages created the need for printing directly onto...

What's the Key to Better Ink Surface Tension & Ink Bonding?

 

If you’re in the flexographic printing industry, you know better than anyone that in order to get the perfect print there are hundreds of moving parts to align, test, and measure.

These considerations are only increasing with the development of...

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