This article is part of the FLEXO FLAW FIXING series
How to avoid minor printing defects in flexo printing
What are Minor Printing Defects?
It is common for minor printing defects to occur during flexo printing. These errors may include dots or lines appearing intermittently on the printed surface, out-of-alignment text, or other problems. Although they may not appear to be very significant, these defects can sometimes have a negative effect on the quality of the text.
How to avoid these types of defects
There are a few common printing defects that can crop up on your prints.
Here are some tips to help you avoid them.
- Check your ink levels regularly. If your printer is low on ink, it will start to produce prints with speckles and blotches. Reload the ink cartridge as needed.
- Make sure your machine is leveled and straight. Printing on an uneven surface can cause your print to come out crooked or blurry
- Check for faded or smudged colors. If colors in your print look faded or smudged, it might be due to exposure to light or humidity over time. Try fixing the issue by re-sorting your files and printing them on a different type of paper.
How can the printing process be enhanced to reduce the occurrence of minor defects?
In order to reduce the occurrence of minor defects, there are several ways to enhance the printing process.
Using higher quality materials is one way to accomplish this. Ink will have a harder time spreading and causing minor defects as a result. You can also print with a tighter configuration.
As a result, you will be able to prevent misaligned pages and wrinkled paper. A digital printer does not suffer from minor defects, as an analog one does.
What is the difference between Minor defects in printing and other defects in printing?
Minor defects in printing are those that do not affect the quality or appearance of the printed material.
Other defects in printing, on the other hand, can cause significant problems with the printed material.
These problems can include loss of color, torn pages, and incorrect text placement.
What are the costs associated with the minor defects in printing?
The lack of productivity and waste caused by printing defects can be a serious problem for businesses.