Flexographic Printing Plate Flexographic 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, and pharmaceutical labels. Flexographic printing (Flexo) 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 cylindrical plate rollers. Then these plates are loaded into the flexo press, with each required color positioned in successive print stations. As each roller rotates, the plate collects ink from the ink roller (anilox) and then transfers the inked image onto the substrate. The wet ink then passes through a dryer before the next color is printed.
Our flexographic printing capability includes web widths up to 17", 10-colors, multiple die cutting stations, water-based, UV, and metallic inks.
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.
It gets its name from the Latin word “flexus,” which translated means “bending.” Flexographic printing can be used with a wide range of materials, including:
Flexographic printing can be done with a wide variety of substrate materials, delivering high-quality products at high-production speeds.