Flexo printers frequently wake up in a cold sweat from inky nightmares. Maybe that’s an exaggeration, but ink-related issues can keep flexo printers awake at night. Planning volatile organic compound capture, testing viscosity, and wettability are all common issues in … » read more «
What is varnish coating in flexo printing?
The process of varnish coating in flexo printing involves applying a transparent layer of silicon over a printed area. In order to highlight a specific area of a design – such as a … » read more «
One of two critical components in optimized substrate wetting is surface tension (the other being surface energy). Tension is what enables moving liquids to form a spherical shape as if they are surrounded by a tensile elastic membrane. … » read more «
Printing with flexographic technology involves directly applying ink to a printing plate, which is then transferred to the substrate. The printing plate is made of a layer of rubber that has been cured or hardened to the correct thickness. The … » read more «
When it comes to flexographic printing, the characteristics of the ink are paramount for achieving high-quality prints and maximising the speed of the press. Among the various types of inks used, solvent-based inks dominate the field of flexographic printing. … » read more «
Varnishing in flexography is a finishing process that is typically used on paper products such as prints and posters to give them a smooth finish.
Two steps must be completed in order to seal the paper, and then a bright … » read more «
In the world of flexographic printing, the pivotal role of ink cannot be underestimated. Ink stands at the heart of the flexographic printing process, constituting a blend of resins, pigments, additives, and solvents. The selection of the right ink is … » read more «
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How is colour created and how can colour be measured and assessed?
For an object to appear visible and coloured, it must be … » read more «