Choosing a printing method for corrugated packaging involves evaluating factors such as production speed, print quality, flexibility, cost, and required quantity. In a recent discussion in our prior post, we established that flexography often emerges as the preferred choice … » read more «
If you work in the flexographic printing industry, you know better than anyone that there are hundreds of moving parts to align, test, and measure to get the perfect print. These considerations are only increasing as new technologies and tighter … » read more «
The Science of Flawless Printing: Understanding Flexo Surface Tension, Surface Energy, and wettability
Achieving good adhesion and print quality is essential for any printing job. This starts with ensuring that the ink wets out on the substrate fully and evenly. This process, known as wetting or wettability, refers to the ability of a … » read more «
Buying a flexo printing machine is similar to buying a car. You want to strike the right balance between safety, functionality, and quality without blowing your budget.
While purchasing a flexo printing machine is undoubtedly a significant investment, there is … » read more «
As the manufacturing industry moves toward more environmentally friendly practices, it’s critical to consider whether you’re using sustainable printing methods. You want to not only use environmentally friendly materials like recyclable substrates and low-VOC inks, but you also want to … » read more «
In the ever-evolving landscape of the printing industry, the debate between traditional and innovative techniques remains a poignant subject for industry professionals. Two of the front-runners in this debate are flexo vs digital printing. Both methods come with their unique … » read more «
For shipping, a variety of consumer products are packed into corrugated containers. Many businesses ship products in shelf-ready packaging to save money. The demand for shelf-ready shipping packages necessitated direct printing onto corrugated materials to create brand-specific colors, eye-catching graphics, … » read more «
Battle of the Printing Titans: Flexo and Offset Go Head-to-Head in Inks, Maintenance, Cost, and Convenience
Packaging printing comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Flexographic, digital, gravure, and offset printing processes are used by printers and label makers.
When high-quality, consistent, and long-run jobs are required, offset and flexographic printing are two common printing … » read more «