Flexographic printing, in its simplest form, has been around since the 19th century. Then, it was basic rubber stamping. As technology has grown, flexo has become more refined, outpacing many other printing methods. 

Flexographic printing uses elastomer  sleeves or other image carriers to transfer an image onto various substrates such as cardboard, plastic, foil, or paper. This cost effective printing method can achieve high speeds, maintain accuracy, and efficiently produce large print runs.

Luminite Products Corporation produces flexographic materials to support production in the following industries:

Flexible Packaging

Luminite is currently working with most of the top flexographic printers. We are seeing excellent results across a wide range of flexographic printing environments, covering all current inks, substrates, and presses. Whether it’s sleeves, covered cylinders, or plates, Luminite is delivering the right product, at the right price, at the right time.

Why Luminite?

  • Seamless repeats / Continuous print
  • Ease of registration between ITR and plates
  • Decades of flat top technology for fine screen work
  • Distortion free
  • Surface tension testing allows us to identify optimum ink transfer properties
  • No limit on substrate materials with our range of elastomer compounds
  • Ease of registration
  • Quicker change over compared to plates
  • Less start up waste
  • Patented Load-N-Lok option allows more use of sleeve without an air mandrel
  • Sleeves can be reused for multiple jobs

Medical and Pharmaceutical

Luminite is the market leader when it comes to solving the many challenges facing the medical and pharmaceutical industry. For years we have been successfully assisting major companies around the world creating accurate medical charts and graphs with the fine detail needed for precise calibrations and reliable readings. With Luminite sleeves, you are assured of distortion free printing and high repeatability for error free work on a consistent basis.

With our sleeves and cylinder, we can insure accurate printing on the varied substrates needed in pharmaceutical packaging.

We also provide products that allow you to lay down high temperature adhesives allowing accurate positioning for worry free packaging for all types of medical products.

Why Luminite?

  • Reliable and exact measurements using our digital direct laser engraving technology
  • Text point size as small at 0.75 pt for basic non-serif fonts
  • Screens for gradients, vignettes and 4 color process up to 175 line
  • Superior transfer of ink compared to photopolymer plates and sleeves
  • Distortion free
  • Can be used on many different substrates
  • Worry free accuracy on repeat orders
  • High temperature applications
  • Seamless blanket sleeves are also available
  • Can be used with direct (flexo) and indirect (offset) printing
  • Quicker change over compared to plates
  • Seamless printing, eliminating plate bounce and lessening registration issues

School, Home, and Office Products

If you’re printing for school, home, and office, you should be talking to Luminite. Our sleeves and elastomer covered cylinders are consistently manufactured to give you highly accurate and consistent results, time after time, job after job.

Notebook paper, steno books, index cards or any of the hundreds of products that require consistent and accurate ruling, our digital direct, laser engraved sleeves and cylinders are the product of choice.

Why Luminite?

  • Fine line weights to 0.001″
  • Precise stepping and repeats
  • Accurate front to back registration
  • Quads and Graph Paper
  • Ability to accommodate numbered lines and date blocks
  • Up to 112.000″ engraving width
  • Engraved sleeves and cylinders up  to 61.842″ repeat/non-engraved up to 77.911″ repeat
  • In many cases, we can rework sleeves multiple times for cost savings
  • Sleeves are easy to handle, store, and load on your press
  • Decades of experience with ruling projects

Consumer Products - Tissue/Non-woven

Luminite is proud to work with numerous printers of paper towel and tissue products. Working with our sleeves, they are able to produce print widths of up to 110.000” with repeats up to 60.000”. Sleeves allow for greater flexibility in printing across multiple lanes with no distortion, increasing productivity on each press run.

We take the time to analyze your press, targeted print speed, artwork, substrate and selection of inks in order for us to recommend the most cost efficient product for your project. Our goal is to minimize dot gain, reduce bounce, maximize ink coverage and reproduce vibrant colors that match the original design.

Why Luminite?

  • Seamless repeats, continuous print
  • Easier registration with existing sleeves and plates
  • Flat top dots allow for finer detailed screen work
  • We measure surface tension and customize rubber formulation for optimal ink transfer
  • No distortion
  • Sleeves are easy to handle, store and load on your press
  • Conceptual art available on request
  • Elastomer typically outlasts photopolymer in most applications

Try Our Services

Intrigued by flexo printing? Shoot our team a message! We are glad to consult you on all your printing needs, from sleeve design to assessing printing defects. 

Want to learn more? Check out our blog, where we talk about everything from assessing printing defects to the best kinds of inks to use.