Flexography provides greater versatility when dealing with complex substrates and inks. Each print station on an inline press is placed sequentially, one after the other, along a web path. The substrate is transferred from one print station to the next during the printing process. Alternatively, it is called a tail print or a tail printer.
How does it work?
With an inline press, each printing station is a separate color station. The press has direct drive technology built-in. This inline flexo printing press is ideal for running lengths ranging from medium to large.
The inline probably has the largest number of presses in operation. Because everything is on the floor with an inline press, it is easier to work with it and work on it.
It can be used with any converting equipment, such as extruders, bag-making machines, sheeters, die cutters, etc.
Flexo printing inline is a competitive, single-pass solution for sophisticated, high-quality packaging, regardless of whether short or long production runs are required.
Advantages of an inline flexo press
Due to its short setup time, speed, ergonomic operation, and modularity. Converting companies using inline flexo are well-positioned to succeed in this changing market through their press manufacturers’ appropriate configuration and support.
Reducing waste makes an operation sustainable, financially and in terms of reputation.
An ideal press purchase experience should be tailored to the needs of each company. The average cost of an inline press ranges from $500,000 to two million dollars, depending on the number of colors, width, and add-on options.
The initial cost of a press shouldn’t be the only consideration. Even though the price may be a bit high, it’s worth considering the return on investment.
Future of inline flexo presses
It is predicted that the future of inline flexo presses will be characterized by increased automation and compliance to upcoming industry technologies that facilitate printing on virtually any substrate and the production of any label while being operator-friendly and easy to run.
Automated inline flexo presses eliminate operator errors and deliver non-stop production with only minimal waste of substrate, ink, and time.