Bottlenecks Between Printing and Finishing Processes

Printing forms, direct mailings, labels, and packages often require multiple processes in addition to the ink printing with finishing options such as adding a window on envelopes, removable stickers, scratch-off sections, RFID inserts, or other processes. In the past, the area between Digital printing and finishing processes could quickly become …

Flexographic Printing: Inks, Substrates, Setup, and Solutions

Flexographic printing refers to a type of printing where flexible, photopolymer plates are wrapped around a rotating cylinder to press each color onto a substrate. Similar to letterpress printing processes, text and graphics for each color are raised on the surface plate and inked to transfer to a substrate. A …

Flexographic Printing: History and How it Works

Flexographic printing is a type of roll feed web printing process that is commonly used to print large volumes of packaging and labels. Flexo-presses can print on various types of films, papers, corrugated, foils, and paperboard with high speeds reaching up to 500 to 2000 feet per minute. Many types …

Packaging Design Trends

Trends continue to evolve in the packaging industry with several hot topics leading the way in 2022. According to a report published by FACHPACK, the Trendradar 2021 report highlighted several key areas that are transforming the packaging industry over the next five years. Some of the most important considerations include: …

Better Labeling For Pharmaceuticals

The pharmaceutical industry along with home and personal care items is stronger than ever and important trends are impacting choices in labeling. The dynamics of the market, brand strategies, and sustainability are affecting product labeling and film choices. Poised for ambitious growth, pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and home and personal …