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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,...

Common Foil Embossing Challenges and Defects

As more and more products are launched in the market, marketing teams have put more resources into branding their products. 

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 101: 4 Approaches to Combat Misregistration in Printing

Even the most sophisticated and advanced print shops sometimes experience defects in their prints. And misregistration in printing can affect even the most skilled press shops.  

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...

Flexo Printing Defects by Category

 

Your flexo materials and process have served you well for years and produced great prints, but lately it seems that the final prints coming off the press just don't look right anymore. It’s likely you’re encountering a common flexographic printing...

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...

Flexographic Printing Materials 101: Choosing the Right Materials for Success

Flexographic printing can give you numerous advantages in your commercial printing operation. The cost-effectiveness, speed, quality of prints, and versatility of flexographic printing can streamline an operation and save investment in materials....

Untangling Regulations: Commercial Printing Industry Standards

Commercial printing is a very complex world that involves a lot of attention to detail. A robust in-house printing system has technical requirements and necessary technology in addition to maintenance schedules, and routine system checks for quality...

Ensuring Safety & Success with Medical Industry Packaging and Labeling

The argument could be made that there are more requirements for medical industry packaging and labeling than any other industry. You have to meet the FDA's requirements for physical packaging, of course, but you also need to be clear and concise...

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