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 …

Applying Remoistenable Glue with Gluing Equipment

Everybody is familiar with remoistenable glue, from envelopes, to stamps to the stickers your children put in coloring books. But besides these popular everyday uses, the traditional lick-and-stick adhesive remains an enduring product in the billion-dollar printing, binding, and finishing industries principally for companies in the direct mail business. Remoistenable …