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Flexo Labels

Flexographic printing is the most used print technology in the label printing industry for larger label runs and for complex multi-layer labels providing an optimal combination of quality, productivity, and flexibility.

Flexographic printing is a technique that uses flexible photopolymer printing plates that are wrapped around cylinders on a web press. The inked plates have a raised image and rotate at high speeds to transfer the ink through small holes from the anilox rolls to the substrate and each colour requires a different printing plate. Flexographic printing is unique because it adapts well to different materials such as thin film, paper, shrink sleeves and IML.

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The advantages of flexo printing:

  • Production speed - ideally suited for longer print runs
  • Prints on a wide variety of substrate materials
  • In-line converting: printing, varnishing, laminating and die cutting can be done in a single pass
  • Accommodates a variety of ink types
  • Colour palette – the use of four primary colours: Cyan, Yellow, Black, and Magenta (CMYK). However, they can also accommodate up to ten different colours. Therefore, you can print something in any colour imaginable.

The disadvantages of flexo printing:

  • The cost of flexo printing plates
  • Version changes are time-consuming
  • Not suitable for shorter runs
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