What Is Flexo Printing
Flexography (often abbreviated as flexo printing) is a versatile printing method that utilizes a flexible plate. This printing method can be used on a wide range of substrates, including plastic, wood, metal, film, and paper. Flexo printing is commonly used for paper, cardboard, and plastic film printing. We create a solid 3D plate based on the design work, which is then applied to the flexo printing machine. As the cardboard passes through the machine, the ink is transferred onto the surface of the cardboard, resulting in a finished print.
This is a cost-effective printing process, making it a popular choice for customers who use brown or white kraft corrugated fiberboard, rigid card stock, and plastic film.
How To Ensure Good Flexo Printing Quality?
Flexo printing is a popular printing method used for cardboard packaging due to its ability to produce high-quality prints at high speeds. No matter if you will choose to work with Shanghai Custom Packaging Co., Ltd, here is some key importance to ensure good flexo printing quality on cardboard packaging:
- Proper Plate Preparation
The quality of the printing plate is crucial to achieving high-quality flexo prints. Make sure that the plates are prepared properly, and any inconsistencies are resolved before starting the printing process. This includes proper cleaning, drying, and exposure of the plate.
- Correct Ink Selection
Choosing the right ink for your cardboard packaging is essential for achieving good flexo printing quality. The ink must be compatible with the printing substrate, drying quickly and without smudging or fading. The printing company should be able to provide recommendations for the best ink to use for your specific application.
- Consistent Press Settings
Consistent press settings are essential for producing high-quality flexo prints. This includes maintaining consistent ink viscosity, pressure, and temperature throughout the printing process. Make sure that the printing company has the appropriate equipment and expertise to ensure that the press settings remain consistent throughout the print run.
- Proper Registration
Proper registration is essential for ensuring that the print is aligned correctly on the cardboard packaging. Make sure that the printing company has the appropriate equipment and expertise to ensure that the registration remains consistent throughout the print run.
- Adequate Drying Time
Adequate drying time is essential for ensuring that the ink adheres properly to the cardboard packaging and doesn’t smudge or fade. Make sure that the printing company has a proper drying system in place and that the cardboard packaging is allowed to dry completely before handling.
By ensuring proper plate preparation, ink selection, press settings, registration, and drying time, you can help ensure good flexo printing quality on cardboard packaging. Working with an experienced printing company that has the appropriate equipment and expertise is also crucial for achieving the best possible results.
Flexo Printed Boxes And Paper Bags
In the Box packing solution team, we have listed the boxes made before as below: