Flexographic Printing, Plating & Mounting

Printron offers a unique range of flexographic printing plates, each designed for specific printing conditions.

FLEXOGRAPHIC PLATING & MOUNTING

Rick Pomerenka
SALES MANAGER

RickPomerenka@Printron.com
920-725-3077

Rick Pomerenka
Printron offers a unique range of flexographic printing plates, each designed for specific printing conditions.  Supporting both the flexible packaging and corrugated industries, Printron has the most state-of-the-art plating and mounting technologies on the market today. Contact us for more details at 920-725-3077 today.
  • High Resolution HD Plates, Featuring Optics 80v2, Pixel+
  • MicroPlating
  • Digital Quantum Plates (Flat Memory Dot With A Foam Cushion Backing)
  • Digital FMD Plates (Flat Memory Dot)
  • Liquid Mask Plates
  • Liquid Plates
  • Plate Mounting

OUR FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PROCESS

What is flexography, and what is it used for?

What is flexography? Sometimes abbreviated as flexo, flexography is a fast, reliable printing process that can be used for most types of packaging and label applications. This printing method uses a flexible relief plate and produces high-quality printing for many various types of mass-produced products. These include self-adhesive labels, plastic bags, cut and stack labels, and food packaging alike.

Flexographic printing is suitable for a variety of materials and can be printed on almost any substrate. Plastic film, paper, corrugated cardboard, metallic surfaces, non-woven fabric, and multilayered film composites can all be printed using flexography, making it a flexible and reliable printing method in the industry. At Printron, we use high resolution HD plates (featuring Optics 80v2, Pixel+), MicroPlating, Digital Quantum plates, Digital FMD plates, liquid mask plates, liquid plates, and plate mounting for our flexographic printing process.

How does flexography work?

Flexographic printing starts out with the material (in the form of a roll), that passes through several rotary flexible relief plates. A specialized roller provides ink to each flexible plate. There is one dedicated flexible plate for each individual printed color, resulting in highly-detailed coloration. The relief plates work together to produce all the colors for the final product.

Laminating, Embossing, & Die-Cutting

Depending on the product, other processes may need to be included in the flexographic printing process. For example, if your product needs laminating, embossing, or die-cutting done, you’ll have to integrate it in to the flexographic printing. This helps to significantly increase production speed, since the printing can be all done at once.

Flexography vs offset printing

What is the difference between flexography and offset printing? While the two printing processes are similar, there are several key differences:

  • Direct printing to the substrate – For example, flexographic printing makes use of rotary flexible plates. These will directly print onto the material (as opposed to printing indirectly using offset plates, as done using the offset printing method.)
  • Integrated processes – Flexographic printing allows for immediately integrating the processes of laminating, die-cutting, etc. in one pass. By comparison, offset printing requires a secondary process of laminating or die-cutting
  • Good for many material types – Flexography can print on a wide variety of material types, including absorbent, non-absorbent, porous, and non-porous. Offset printing can only be used for smooth, flat surfaces.

Why choose flexography printing over other methods?

  • Color accuracy – Since flexography has a single, dedicate flexible plate for each color, you will benefit from high-color accuracy.
  • Single pass operation – Flexographic printing, as discussed above, has the fast, convenient capability of being able to print additional processes in a single pass operation.
  • Fast and efficient – The speed of flexographic printing operates up to 750m/2,000 ft. per minute.
  • Multiple inks – Finally, flexographic printing can use a variety of different inks, including solvent-based, water-based, or UV curable inks. More on flexographic inks here.

Flexography Printing FAQs

What is flexography printing?

Flexography printing is a roll-feed printing process used often to print high volumes of labels and packaging. Also known as “flexo” printing, it is a highly efficient and quick printing method commonly used in the industry today.

What is flexography used for?

Flexography can support a wide range of colors and material types – as a result, it is used for many types of packaging materials. These include paper, plastic containers, corrugated-cardboard boxes, tape, envelopes, metal foil, and more.

Why is flexography used for packaging?

The flexography printing method is the perfect solution packaging, providing high quality, more diversity, an overall lower cost for the client. Flexo uses quick-drying inks and works for a number of different material types, making it an ideal printing solution for many applications.

Professional Flexography Printing Services

Our professional flexography services combines printing and other processes into one process, resulting in fast, efficient printing and a vibrantly-colored finished product. We are a G7 Certified Expert and our team utilizes only state-of-the-art flexographic printers to produce the best results possible. With nearly six decades of experience in the industry, our team is proud to provide professional solutions to many different types of industries. Additionally, we build relationships with our clients and focus on providing custom solutions that work for their specific needs.

We always approach each new project with the skills and technical knowledge to delivery high quality products right the first time. Printron is skilled in flexography printing, design adaption, artwork, color management, 3D renders, artwork management/DAM software, cutting dies, and workflow consulting.

Questions? For flexography printing services, please contact the team at Printron by giving us a call at 920-725-3077 or contact us today.

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