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6 Products You Didn't Know Were Created With Flexography

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Flexography, or flexo, is a printing process that uses image carriers and quick-drying inks. It’s a process that emphasizes efficiency and long runs during printing.

Of the many technologies used to print on packaging,...

Flexography 101: Image Transfer

Usually we focus more on the in-depth technical aspects of flexographic printing, but we realize that some readers are just starting out in this field.

Since many newcomers to the industry don’t completely understand what process transfers an...

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...

How to Clean Your Flexographic Printing Products

It might seem like cleaning your flexo printing products is just about as much fun as watching grass grow. Cleaning may seem like just another must-do chore, but doing it right can have a huge impact on how great your final product looks.

Dried...

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...

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 determines the amount of ink that is transferred to the print material, and...

Want Better Ink Bonding? The Devil’s In The Dynes

 

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 things to align, test, and measure.

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

Measuring Tension Is Simple With Surface Tension Test Ink

Surface tension is one of two key factors in proper substrate wetting, the other factor 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...

How the Pressroom Climate Affects Flexo Inks & Press Efficiency

Atmospheric conditions can be a root cause of issues with ink drying and viscosity in flexographic printing. On a related note, these conditions can also affect the speed at which you can effectively run your press. Pressroom climate (whether...

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

Editor's note: This blog was originally published on November 22, and has been recently updated.

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