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  • Flexo Print Misregistration: 10 Common Causes October 12, 2023
    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 your ink combinations on the substrate must be precise. Misregistration by the tiniest fraction of an […]
  • Comparison Points for Digital vs. Flexo Printing October 5, 2023
    Flexographic printing, which is a type of relief printing, uses a laser-engraved sleeve to transfer ink onto paper. The presses run at a high speed, making them ideal for longer print runs. Flexo printing has been a relied-upon technique for many years, providing quality prints that are cost-effective and clear on a variety of substrates. 
  • Mandrel: Flexographic Printing Press Parts September 13, 2023
    There are a variety of press types that can be utilized for flexographic printing. However, in order to provide a high-quality print, each printing machine must include certain elements. For the presses that utilize a print sleeve, the following is the typical Printing Press Sleeve setup:
  • The Best Types of Flexographic Inks August 18, 2023
    There’s a science behind your choice of ink. Different flexo printing inks are crafted to work best with varying image carriers and substrates.
  • 5 Markets that Utilize Flexo Printing July 26, 2023
    As the name indicates, flexographic printing is considered the most flexible printing method, because of its inherent ability to be used for almost any application. Endless, unique combinations of sleeves, cylinders, plates, ITR (in-the-round) engraving, and press types can be used to achieve nearly any desired end result. With the correct ink selection, flexographic printing […]
  • Flexo Sustainable Inks for Printing July 24, 2023
    The flexographic printing industry is increasingly turning to sustainable inks for their printing needs. Not only are sustainable inks better for the environment, but they offer printers many other advantages as well. Since they are not made with any hazardous materials like solvents or petroleum products, they require less energy and fewer resources overall than […]
  • Bridging & Filling In Defects: 3 Main Flexo Printing Causes July 3, 2023
    Let’s say you’re printing fine text or an intricate graphic with a high resolution. Your substrate comes off the press, and you notice letters or the areas within the graphics that bleed together for a very low-quality, low-resolution product. You’re likely encountering one of two common and similar flexographic printing defects: filling in or bridging.
  • Elastomer Sleeves vs Photopolymer Plates for Flexo Printing June 7, 2023
    When thinking about the various components involved in making a final flexo printed product, one of the most important elements to thoroughly consider is your image carrier selection. After all, when your image carrier is not optimized for your printing needs, you can quickly accrue negative consequences such as: A number of printing defects Print […]
  • Basics of Wide vs. Narrow Web Flexo Printing May 18, 2023
    For someone just entering the printing market, one of the most common points of confusion is understanding how printers print on different sizes of substrate. In regard to Flexo printing, there are three main options: narrow, mid, and wide web.
  • Flexographic Printing Defects by Category May 18, 2023
      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 defect.