Method of rotary printing that employs flexible plates, rotary die cutting, rapid-drying inks, in-line laminating and other converting operations.
A printing method used for printing polythene and paper. A machine printing process that utilizes rollers or cylinders with a flexible rubber-like surface that prints with the raised area, much like surface printing, but with much less ink. This means the ink dries quickly and allows the machine to run at high speed. The finished product has a very smooth finish with crisp detail and often resembles rotary screen printing.
Printing from a relief image with a rubber or plastic plate, using liquid ink of solvent or water, plus pigment dyes. Used mainly for packaging products.
Printing on a press using a rubber plate that stretches around a cylinder, making it necessary to compensate by distorting the plate image. Flexography is used most often in label printing, often on metal or other non-paper material.
A form of relief printing; formerly called aniline printing. A kind of letterpress printing, using synthetic or rubber relief plates, special inks, presses, and procedures. Used mainly in the packaging industry.
Method of rotary printing which employs flexible plates and quick drying inks.
A printing process using a rubber or plastic plate with a raised image area. The plate is mounted to a rotary cylinder. When the cylinder is inked, it prints the image onto paper through light pressure.
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An economical printing method, mostly done on web-fed equipment, in which a rubber roll, partially immersed in an ink fountain, transfers ink to a fine-screened steel roller which in turn deposits a thin layer of ink on the printing plate. The print pattern is raised and the non-print area is lower. The ink is applied to the raised area of the photopolymer plate, then transfers to the material to be printed in the desired pattern. Flexographic printing produces remarkably sharp reproductions of multicolor work, including lettering in small type sizes.
Formerly called ANILINE printing. A method of rotary printing that employs flexible, raised relief image plates and rapid drying inks or coatings. Flexography uses either; Ultra Violet, water based, or alcohol based inks, or a combination of all three.
A printing process that involves the use of photopolymer wash-off printing (letterpress) or similar printing plates. Using low-viscosity ink it is possible to print on diverse materials with screen rulings of up to 54 l/cm. Flexographic printing is a very fast, uncomplicated printing process suitable for package printing and multi-color newspaper printing.
A method of rotary letterpress printing.
nbspA method of rotary letterpress printing.