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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...

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 looking...

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...

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, such...

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.

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 and...

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 Flexible...

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...

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