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Flexographic Printing

Flexo printing Flexographic Printing Plate Flexographic printing, also known as flexo printing, derives its name from the Latin word “flexus,” which translates to “bending." Flexo printing is a versatile and cost-effective method used for medium to large volume runs on various paper and film substrates. Flexographically printed products have a wide range of applications in various industries, including packaging, labeling, and direct mail. Let’s explore the capabilities and advantages of flexographic printing:

How Flexographic Printing Work

Flexographic printing uses flexible polymer printing plates wrapped around rotating cylinders on a web press to transfer ink. The inked plates have a slightly raised image and are mounted onto plate cylinders. These plates are then loaded onto the flexographic press, with each required color positioned in successive print stations. As each roller rotates, the plate collect ink from the ink roller, also known as an anilox, which transfers the inked image onto the substrate

Advantages of Flexographic Printing:

  • Cost-Effective: Flexo printing offers economical production for high-volume runs.
  • High Quality: Advances in technology have improved print quality significantly.
  • High-Speed Production: Ideal for mass production due to its efficiency.
  • In-Line Converting: Flexo presses can incorporate additional processes like die cutting and laminating.
  • Short Lead Times: Quick setup and turnaround times.
  • Versatility: Suitable for various substrates and applications.

flexographic printingApplications:

  • Packaging: Flexo printing is commonly used for flexible packaging, corrugated boxes, and labels.
  • Labels: It produces high-quality labels for food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and more.
  • Direct Mail: Ideal for direct mail campaigns due to its speed and cost-effectiveness.
  • Industrial Applications: Flexo printing is used for industrial labels, tapes, and safety signage.

Materials: 

  • Papers
  • Plastic films
  • Metallic films
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Foils
  • Non-woven fabrics
  • Multi-layer composites

Environmental Considerations:

  • Water-Based Inks: Flexo printing can use water-based inks, reducing environmental impact.
  • UV-Curable Inks: UV flexo inks cure instantly, minimizing waste and energy consumption.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flexographic (flexo) printing is a cost-efficient method for medium to large volume runs on various paper and film substrates for direct mail, industrial, product identification, medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic labels. Our flexo printing capability includes web widths up to 17", 10-colors, multiple die cutting stations, water-based, UV, and metallic inks.

How Flexographic Printing Works

Flexographic printing uses flexible polymer printing plates wrapped around rotating cylinders on a web press to transfer ink. The inked plates have a slightly raised image and are mounted onto plate cylinders. These plates are then loaded onto the flexographic press, with each required color positioned in successive print stations. As each roller rotates, the plate collects ink from the ink roller, also known as an anilox, which transfers the inked image onto the substrate. The wet ink then passes through a dryer before the next color is printed. This printing style is equipped for mass production.

What is Flexographic Printing?

It gets its name from the Latin word “flexus,” which translated means “bending.” Flexo printing can be used with a wide range of materials, including:

  • Papers
  • Plastic films
  • Metallic films
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Foils
  • Non-woven fabrics
  • Multi-layer composites

Advantages of Flexographic Printing

Flexo printing can be done with a wide variety of substrate materials, delivering high-quality products at high-production speeds.

  • Cost-Effective
  • High Quality
  • High-Speed Production
  • In-Line Converting
  • Short Lead Times
  • Versatility

 

Flexographic Labels

Custom labels printed on flexographic presses give a wide range of design flexibility and can be printed at fast speeds providing a reasonable cost for larger orders. With the wide variety of materials and inks, flexographic labels have an abundance of design possibilities and usages. ATL is capable of matching any color on the spectrum, offering eye-catching and versatile custom label solutions. When it comes it substrates and surfaces, flexo printing is the best option for printing on porous and non-porous substrates. This versatility in custom flexo printing is a great option for consumer packaged goods, flexible packaging and pouches as well as custom labels. 

Custom label printing is what we do. If you need assistance in the development of your custom label construction, our Graphic Arts, Pre-Press, and Engineering teams are available to share their printing and converting knowledge. We partner with leading suppliers and have access to the latest materials, equipment, and technology to ensure your product achieves the goals you have set.

Products & Applications:

  • Brand Security & Protection Labels
  • Chemical Labels
  • Coupons
  • Direct Mail Labels
  • Double-Sided Labels
  • Durable / Industrial Labels
  • Extended Content Labels
  • Flexible Packaging
  • Fluorescent Labels
  • Foil Labels
  • Holographic Labels
  • Ingredient Labels
  • Label Sheets
  • Packaging Labels
  • Pharmaceutical Labels
  • Product Labels
  • Pressure Sensitive Labels
  • Medical Labels 
  • Multi-Layer / Piggyback Labels 
  • Scratch-Off Labels
  • Shrink Sleeves
  • Specialty Labels
  • Tags and Tickets
  • Tamper Evident Labels
  • Thermal Labels
  • Warning Labels
  • Waterproof Labels

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