Welcome to Printopics

Welcome to our blog about everything flexography. We hope you'll find all kinds of useful information here on the business of flexographic printing and its application to labeling, packaging, and corrugated, as well as content about our staff, technology and services.
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A Platemaker’s Perspective

This article written by Printron's Jake Kraus emphasizes how having a strong team and establishing professional partnerships can lead to success.
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We are judged by the success of our customers!

We are honored and proud of the fact that we had the opportunity to be a part of these outstanding print jobs and are grateful to our partners who continue to move the flexographic printing industry forward and push the boundaries of what was before unheard of.
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Moving Forward

As a critical supplier to both the corrugated and flexible packaging industries, Printon is continuing to operate at full capacity and has taken steps to keep our employees and their families safe.
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Printron’s P.A.A.T. Committee: 2019 A Year In Review

The P.A.A.T Committee was busier than ever in 2019, not only planning fun events and celebrations, but also creating opportunities for employees and their families to give back to our community.
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How a best of show winner is made

What goes into producing a Best of Show winning piece? This article written by Jackie Schultz appeared in Corrugated Today and answers that question.
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FTA Forum2019 and Infoflex Recap:

Nine of ten 2019 FTA Excellence in Flexography Award winners, Combined Corrugated, partnered with Printron!
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InfoFlex 2019

“Transitioning from Brown Boxes to Multi-Color Flexographic Printing – Join the Growth,” explored ways of delivering a high-quality product at lower costs than the normal litho laminated corrugated process.
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What is a P.A.A.T. Committee?

The P.A.A.T. committee plans and runs many events to not only encourage and foster a welcoming and fun work environment, but also provides many opportunities for Printron employees to give back to our community.
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Ink pH & Viscosity: How They Affect Plates & Print Quality

When checking ink, always check the pH first! Check and adjust pH before viscosity.
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Corrugated Week 2018 and CorrPak Competition Winners!

Corrugated Week 2018 was an amazing success. We’d like to give a shout out to our partners who were CorrPak competition winners and thank each one of them for the opportunity to work together on these winning projects!
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Flexography and the Future

Advancements seen in both flexo and digital have pushed us all to become better at what we do. The future is without a doubt very bright for the packaging industry!
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Printron’s proprietary Quantum Plates

Printron’s proprietary Quantum Digital FMD Sheet Photopolymer plates feature a compressible foam cushion that allows the plate to conform to the flutes and helps reduce print gain, enhances the imaging characteristics of the plate material and can increase the life of the plate.
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INFOFLEX2018: A Recap

Once a year the Flexographic Technical Association brings together leaders in the flexographic printing industry to share ideas, learn from experts and advance the package printing industry. Here are some of our key takeaways and highlights.
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Advanced Corrugated Technologies: A Business Case

Addressing the biggest issues and trends facing the industry today, Printron Vice President Jack Fulton and Geoff Roznak color/tech manager at Great Northern Corp. co-chaired this session uniquely geared toward the direct print corrugated industry.
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Our G7 Master Status. Your Win.

Certified by IDEAlliance, G7 Master Print Media status is granted to physical facilities qualified to use the G7 Proof-to-Print Process with the most modern technology, techniques, and press controls to produce a close visual match from proof to print.
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G7 Expert + CMP Master Trainer = 1 Man

G7 represents the highest level of certification you can achieve for color management. At Printron you'll meet one of the world's most renowned color experts in Bill Weber. Bill also is one of the select few to have also earned Color Management Professional Master status.
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Flexo’s New Advantage

Here is a critically important summation of a Webinar given by Colleen Larkin Twomey of Cal Poly State University and Bas Opdenkelder, a graphic consultant at Stanpac Inc. This article was written by Ashley Roberts, Production Editor of packagePRINTING magazine.
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Ink Future Deals

The 20th edition of the Hispamerflex Congress was held in Valencia, Spain on June 1-2, 2017. The latest advancements in inks and printing products and the edge that Flexography offers were explored.
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The Color of Success

Flexographic printing has always allowed manufacturers to push production efficiency while maintaining color and image consistency. New advancements in spectrophometry and color science from companies like Pantone are really bringing this to light.
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The Future Is Flat!

Flat top dots offer distinct advantages for conventional printing on packaging that digital printing can't touch. Recently, the major photopolymer suppliers have introduced plates with flat top technology "built in", eliminating extra manufacturing steps or the need for additional equipment.
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