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What file formats do Flexo Printing Plate Maker Need

What file formats do Flexo Printing Plate Maker Need

The use of flexo plates is essential when it comes to achieving high-resolution prints in advertising, packaging, and labels. The first step in using a flexo printer is to prepare your artwork. By digitizing the image or importing it into software that can render the...

What are flexible Packaging Materials ?

What are flexible Packaging Materials ?

Understanding Flexible Packaging Materials in depth. Flexible packaging materials can be used for a wide variety of products, including foods and beverages, personal care items, toys and games, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods.  It is easier to handle and more...

How does my Anilox Roller Effect My Print

How does my Anilox Roller Effect My Print

The Role of Anilox Roller in your Print What is an Anilox Roller ? An anilox roller is one of the most important components of the flexographic printing process. The cylinder contains small cells that contain the engraved image that is transferred to the substrate...

Flexo Plate Making Process

Flexo Plate Making Process

Flexo plate making process starts with a rubber-based material, which makes for the best flexographic plates and requires minimal post-processing to make them printable. Their durability is also much greater than that of the old zinc plates. You can make a good flexo...

How to print self adhesive labels

How to print self adhesive labels

Self-Adhesive labels: In flexo printing, self-adhesive labels are available in two types: heat-sensitive and pressure-sensitive. Heat-sensitive: A certain temperature will cause these labels to release from the surface once they are heated to a certain level and...

Importance of Temperature and Humidity in your Print Room

Importance of Temperature and Humidity in your Print Room

Why Are Temperature and Humidity Factors Should Be Monitored in Printing Process? Temperature and humidity are the two environmental factors that are interdependent. These two factors have a significant impact on the working conditions of an environment. Regarding...

The Problem of Scoring Lines on Anilox Rolls

The Problem of Scoring Lines on Anilox Rolls

What Are Scoring Lines on Anilox Rolls? Scoring lines is one of the most problematic and costly defects of anilox rolls in flexographic printing. It should be remembered that anilox rolls are the most expensive component of the flexographic printing press. Scoring...

Ways to Enhance Anilox Rolls Life

Ways to Enhance Anilox Rolls Life

What Is the Average Life of Anilox Rolls ? Anilox rolls are undeniably the most important component of the flexographic printing press. However, they are very expensive and delicate. Thus, anilox rolls require sequential maintenance for long-term usage. If you...

Foiling in Flexography

Foiling in Flexography

Foiling is the process of adding a foil layer over printed images to increase durability, contrast, and glossy finish. It is commonly used on images that will be exposed to harsh environmental conditions, such as outdoors or in direct sunlight. Adding foil to printing...

Flatbed Die Cut in Flexography Advantages

Flatbed Die Cut in Flexography Advantages

Among the dies used in flexography, flatbed die cuts are some of the most popular. It gives a professional appearance and is easy to use. Due to its simplicity, professional appearance, and consistent results, it's the standard die for most flexography projects. Die...

Varnishing in Flexography

Varnishing in Flexography

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 light must shine over it to remove dust...

Laminating Process in Flexography

Laminating Process in Flexography

The product is laminated in flexography using two different processes. The first is manual, and the second is automatic. Heat press, adhesive, and lamination are the components of the laminating process. In addition to helping to ensure an even image quality,...

Rotary Die Cut Advantages and Disadvantages

Rotary Die Cut Advantages and Disadvantages

In flexography printing, die cutting plays an important role. With die cutting, the print job is faster and requires less hands-on effort, which can be difficult with miter saws and other cutters. Because die cutting eliminates the need for precision cuts, it is an...

Corona Treatment in Flexo Printing

Corona Treatment in Flexo Printing

How Corona Treatment can help you in Flexo printing? Corona treatment in flexo printing was designed specifically to help protect and maintain the print quality of flexographic printing by controlling surface energy. It is the most commonly used surface treatment...

Job description of flexo machine operator

Job description of flexo machine operator

Job duties of the flexo machine operator: An operator of a flexo machine has a lot of responsibilities. They must be able to operate the machine smoothly and quickly so that the prints are of high quality. Furthermore, they should be able to keep an eye on the work...

Narrow Web Flexo Printing

Narrow Web Flexo Printing

What Is Narrow Web Flexo Printing? Narrow web flexo printing is the rotary and multiple in-line converting process, one of the two printing categories of a flexographic printing technique. There are two categories of flexographic printing in terms of print runs. One...

Flexo Printing Process Step by Step

Flexo Printing Process Step by Step

Printing products of high quality with flexo is a widely used printing process. Despite its simplicity, flexo printing requires meticulous adherence to specific steps in order to produce accurate prints. It is essential that the printing process be followed precisely...

Use of Ink Types in Flexographic Printing

Use of Ink Types in Flexographic Printing

What Is the Significance of Ink in Flexographic Printing? Ink is the core component of the flexographic printing technique. Flexographic ink is an amalgamation of resins, pigments, additives, and solvents. Without utilizing the most suitable ink for your printing...

Anyflexo – The Flexographic Marketplace

Anyflexo – The Flexographic Marketplace

Your one stop for all flexo Consumables ! What is Anyflexo Marketplace ? https://youtu.be/3H2veZNWC8I Anyflexo Marketplace is a dedicated Flexographic Marketplace Platform for trading Flexographic printing consumables for B2B. On the Marketplace you can get all types...

How to design for Flexo Printing ?

How to design for Flexo Printing ?

The process of flexo printing is very different from that of offset printing. There are many similar issues to screen printing, but they are much more serious. The printing plates are made of very flexible polymers, with different colurs used by different...

Flexo Printing vs Gravure Printing

Flexo Printing vs Gravure Printing

There are scores of modern techniques for commercial printing. Flexographic printing and Gravure printing (Rotogravure) are the two printing methods that are on top of the list of modern printing presses. A person would be in a shadow of doubts when choosing between...

Photopolymer Plate Processing

Photopolymer Plate Processing

How are photopolymer plates processed ? During photopolymer plate processing, the final plate relief is revealed. Material which was polymerized in the processes before remains on the plate while unpolymerized material is removed.  Unlike in direct engraving, the...

Skip Out in Flexo Printing

Skip Out in Flexo Printing

What Is The Skip Out Effect In Flexo Printing? Insufficient or absent ink transfer to the substrate of a portion of the picture is typically caused by inconsistencies in contact pressure between the anilox roll, printing form, and/or substrate, resulting in poor ink...

Doughnut Effect in Flexo Printing

Doughnut Effect in Flexo Printing

What Is The Doughnuts Effect? The screen dots on the print have a smudged or distorted appearance. This doughnut effect flaw in flexo printing is not a delectable confectionery delicacy. It's an inconvenient and perhaps costly condition to have. Causes of Doughnut...

Feathering in Flexo Printing

Feathering in Flexo Printing

What Is The Feathering Effect? This is seen as wavy margins surrounding the printed dot. Ink accumulates around the dots and text, increasing the printing surface and dot area. Incorrect printing pressure, too much ink, or dry ink on the plate produce feathering in...

Dirty Print in Flexographic Printing

Dirty Print in Flexographic Printing

What Is The Dirty Print Effect In Flexography? Set up an antistatic device. Flexographic printers frequently encounter dirty and mottled print. Maintaining a clean and uniform print can result in significant savings in downtime and waste reduction. This flaw, which...

Flexo Plate Mounting Tapes Conversion

Flexo Plate Mounting Tapes Conversion

https://youtu.be/yFBk7v6YNO0 Plate Conversion at our Vendor facility - Innovaflexo GmbH How are Flexo Plate Mounting Tapes Converted to Custom Size requirement ? This video shows how flexo plate mounting tapes are converted to custom customer size requirements at one...

Ghosting Effect In Flexo

Ghosting Effect In Flexo

What is Ghosting Effect? Ghosting is to describe the faint picture formed and is particularly noticeable in extensive solid regions. Ghosting effect in flexo happens mainly due to the anilox failing to consistently or completely recover acceptable ink densities, also...

Halo Effect In flexo

Halo Effect In flexo

What Is The Halo Effect? Flexographic printing is a pressure-sensitive method of printing. Pressure is a potential source of the Halo Effect in flexo, one of the typical flexo printing flaws we identified. We cannot emphasize enough how vital pressure is in...

Flexo Quality Control

Flexo Quality Control

The process of quality control in flexo is a very important to ensure that the expected results are maintained and to obtain a high quality printing plate. The process of quality control can be divided into a set of specific points that can be reviewed and measured in...

Difference between Offset and Flexo printing

Difference between Offset and Flexo printing

There are various types and sizes of package printing. Flexographic, digital, gravure, and offset printing are the four primary types of packaging printing processes used by printers and label makers. In packaging, offset, and flexographic printing are two of the most...

What is a Stack type flexo Printing Machine ?

What is a Stack type flexo Printing Machine ?

Stack type flexo printing machine presses are those where the printing units are stacked one a top another. The individual impression drums located at each station are called impression rolls, whereas the central impression drum (CI-Press) is referred to as the...

Parameters in Flexo Printing Process

Parameters in Flexo Printing Process

Form, Ink, Adapter, Tape, substrate  These are the basic parameters in flexo printing process: Printing Form • All flexo printing forms are made of a flexible material.     • Flexo Printing Forms     • Elastomer Printing Forms: are produced by direct laser...

The Pre Press Process

The Pre Press Process

In the pre press process, after a design has been trapped, distorted to compensate for plate elongation, and electronically imposed (considering step-and-repeat requirements), the file is processed by the raster image processor (RIP) and output to film or plate. The...

Flexo Prepress checklist and Press Check

Flexo Prepress checklist and Press Check

Before a flexographic job is printed, a number of factors need to be checked to ensure accuracy. Make ready on a flexographic press includes installation of the required plate cylinders and inks, setting levels for impression and ink pressure, register adjustment, and...

Platemaking of Photopolymer Plates 

Platemaking of Photopolymer Plates 

In flexo platemaking, Photopolymer printing forms (different from direct engraved printing forms) are generated through UV light exposure. The UV light is starting a chemical reaction which leads to cross-linking of plate components. The polymerization process is only...

Color Management in flexo

Color Management in flexo

What is color management and proofing in flexo and how is it done ? The wide variety of substrates, lack of standard ink hues, and unique dot gain characteristics all contribute to the difficulty of communicating and reproducing color by the flexographic process....

What are Flexo Cleaning Products ?

What are Flexo Cleaning Products ?

Here are the basic types of flexo cleaning products. It is essential for your business to regularly clean and maintain your flexography equipment. By keeping your equipment regularly clean, you save yourself time in the long run. Lets understand the basic types of...

Colour in flexo printing

Colour in flexo printing

How is colour created and how can colour be measured and assessed ? For an object to appear visible and coloured, it must be irradiated with light and interact with it. The saying: "All cats are gray at night" is common knowledge, because without light, no colours....

What is Halftones & Screening in flexo

What is Halftones & Screening in flexo

Halftones & Screening in flexo is a special printing technique, lets understand it better. Throughout its history, flexography has been printing quality line art and spot colors on a wide variety of substrates. However, it is the recently improved capability of...

Dot Gain in Flexography

Dot Gain in Flexography

What is dot gain in flexography ? All printing processes are subject to the unavoidable occurrence known as dot gain. As dots are transferred from film to plate, they tend to grow in size during light exposure in case an analogue plate process is used. When an ink dot...

Flexography Technology

Flexography Technology

Flexography or flexo printing is characterized as a relief process. The image areas on the compressible plate are raised above the surrounding non-image areas. An ink metering cylinder called an anilox roll applies ink to the raised areas. The plate is then moved into...

Wide Web flexo printing process

Wide Web flexo printing process

In recent years, flexography has grown at the fastest rate. Many flexographic printing sectors have contributed to this growth, including wide web flexible packaging. Wide web printing involves printing on a large substrate, as the name implies. The vast majority of...

The Flexography Market

The Flexography Market

The use of flexography is growing in popularity in today’s printing markets, where short run, low-cost, and high-quality are crucial to success. The flexography market is today on the rise but at the core when you look at the development of flexography, it reveals a...

Printing machines for flexographic printing

Printing machines for flexographic printing

There are two very different types of flexographic presses used in packaging printing. Firstly, central impression (CI) presses, in which 8-10 inking units are usually arranged around a common, large impression cylinder. And inline presses, where the individual...

Flexo printing inks

Flexo printing inks

Flexo Printing inks are based on very different ink systems. They are either solvent- or water-based or, in the case of UV inks, have a radiation-curing system. What they have in common is that they are made up of color pigments, binders, solvents, auxiliaries and...

Coatings and varnishes for printing inks

Coatings and varnishes for printing inks

What are coatings and varnishes for printing inks in flexographic printing ? Introduction  In flexographic printing, coatings and varnishes for printing inks are described as two sides of a coin and to execute an outstanding print project, they come in handy. An...

Gravure vs flexo cost comparison

Gravure vs flexo cost comparison

To compare the cost of Gravure vs Flexo printing method, we must understand the process of each. HOW DOES FLEXO PRINTING WORK? Flexible printing, often called "Flexo printing", is a technique for printing documents that provide a high degree of consistency,...

What is an inline flexo press?

What is an inline flexo press?

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...

Central impression drum

Central impression drum

What is central impression drum ? Central impression drum is sometimes referred to as a drum press, common impression press, or CI press. The press itself consists of a single steel impression cylinder positioned in the main press frame within which the decks are...

Anyflexo – Flexopedia

Anyflexo – Flexopedia

Introduction To Anyflexo Flexopedia “Anyflexo Flexopedia” is a new online destination for all the flexographic knowledge about flexography Printing. With this knowledge website we really want to create a true library of flexography printing knowledge, where everyone...

Flexographic Printing Plates

Flexographic Printing Plates

What are flexographic printing plates ? Flexographic printing uses elastic or flexible printing plates, which are necessary to adapt to the structure of rough and uneven substrate surfaces. Their task is to transfer the ink from the anilox roller to the substrate....

Anilox Rollers and Anilox Sleeves

Anilox Rollers and Anilox Sleeves

What are Anilox Rollers and Anilox Sleeves ? Anilox rollers and anilox sleeves are used in short inking units such as flexographic printing, and sometimes also in offset printing or print varnishing. They transfer the minimum necessary, constant amount of ink to the...

What exactly is the “washboard effect”?

What exactly is the “washboard effect”?

What does a washboard have to do with the flexographic printing process?  Quite simply, if the printed corrugated packaging looks very streaky like a washboard, this is known as the "washboard effect". This unattractive, streaky printout is the result of direct...

Flexographic printing – pros & cons

Flexographic printing – pros & cons

Why specifically is flexo printing so effective and economically interesting as a printing process? What are the advantages and disadvantages of flexographic printing? Flexo printing is more in demand than ever as a printing process. Why is that? There are things in...

How does flexographic printing work?

How does flexographic printing work?

What exactly happens in the flexographic press? How is ink transferred to the substrate and what ink systems are available for flexographic printing? In flexographic printing, everything in the printing unit revolves around the interaction of several rollers and...

Flexographic printing in the mirror of time

Flexographic printing in the mirror of time

Things to know about the flexographic printing process Flexographic printing is one of many printing processes, but it is a particularly beautiful, versatile and interesting one. Read the history to find out what makes it so special and why it will continue to be...

What is Flexo Printing ?

What is Flexo Printing ?

What is flexographic printing and why is it so predestined for pulp and packaging? Flexographic printing - the term itself already hints at it: Flexo printing is a (highly flexible) printing process based on the use of flexible printing plates. These flexible printing...

How to Mount Post Print Flexo Plates | Anyflexo Tutorials

How to Mount Post Print Flexo Plates | Anyflexo Tutorials

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX7uVNKQIrI How to mount large flexo printing plates ? Welcome to Anyflexo Tutorials. In this video we explain how to mount post printing flexo plates and how to increase the efficiency with some simple tools. The larger the design, the...