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What Is Flexo Printing?

You may have heard of flexo printing before and are probably a little curious about what it is and if it can help your business. In today’s blog at Blair Labeling, we provide you with a basic understanding of what flexo printing is, how it works, and how it can help your business. Keep reading to learn more and be sure to contact our team for all your product label printing needs.

You may have heard of flexo printing before and are probably a little curious about what it is and if it can help your business. In today’s blog at Blair Labeling, we provide you with a basic understanding of what flexo printing is, how it works, and how it can help your business. Keep reading to learn more and be sure to contact our team for all your product label printing needs.

What It Is

Flexo is actually short for flexography and is a common printing method in the product label printing industry. Flexography printing utilizes a flexible relief plate in the printing process. One of the main reasons that it is so commonly used in the product label industry is its ability to print on practically any substrate (material). Not only is it capable of printing on a wide variety of materials like foil, paper, film, and more, but it is also an extremely fast printing method. Between the speed and the flexibility of surface materials that can be printed on, flexography printing has proved itself to be an invaluable method for product label printing for many businesses.

The Label Printing Process

Without getting too deep into the details of the process, there are essentially four rollers involved in flexography printing: the ink roller, the meter roller, the plate cylinder, and the impression cylinder. The first roller transfers ink from an ink pan to the meter roller. The meter roller controls the thickness of the ink for the current printing job. Next, the substrate moves between the plate cylinder and the impression cylinder where the impression cylinder will push the substrate against the plate cylinder. This is how the image is transferred from the plate template to the substrate. Lastly, the substrate is dried, rewound back onto a roll, and cut at the appropriate locations. To learn more about our product label making process through the use of flexography printing, feel free to reach out to us at Blair Labeling today.

Benefits

Aside from the previously mentioned benefits of being able to print on nearly any material and very fast product label printing speeds, there are a variety of other benefits that flexography printing can provide.

  • Rush orders

  • Variety of ink options like water-based, solvent-based, or U.V.-curable inks

  • Affordability

  • Environmentally conscientious operations (Blair Labeling exclusive)

  • Print large volumes more easily

  • And more

At Blair Labeling, we take pride in providing quality, efficient, and affordable flexography printing services. Our product label printing services are tailored to meet the specific needs of your business and product. Contact us now to learn more and get started with your flexography printing services.

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Choose Blair Labeling For Your Label Printing Needs

Thanks for tuning into today’s blog at Blair Labeling! We hope that it has provided you with valuable information surrounding flexography printing and whether or not it is going to be a good fit for your business. Be sure to check our blog regularly for more helpful information, tips, and other useful resources surrounding product label printing services.

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