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

Your substrate comes off the press, and you notice screen dots on the print appear slurred and distorted. They look like little, lopsided doughnuts. And while we’d all love to eat them, these doughnuts are an aggravating and potentially costly...

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...

10 Common Causes of Print Misregistration in Flexographic Printing

We've all had that moment when we're painting, tracing, or gluing something and in our intense concentration, our hand slips, marring our precious work. 

That's what print misregistration is like. To get the best possible print, the alignment of...

Flexo Printing Kiss Print Solutions

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

5 Ways to Improve Flexo Packaging Printing Speeds

You already know how important operational efficiency is, especially when it comes to optimizing your high-speed flexo press. The faster you can print, the more orders you can fulfill and the faster your customers can get their products on store...

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.

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