Flexographic printing presses offer label solutions that you can’t find anywhere else. From the materials to the method that is used to print the labels, flexographic continues to be one of the most innovative printing methods that USTL employs. Our expert technician team helps you create the branded labels you need to stand out in stores with this specialized printing process.
Flexographic Printing Machine Advantages
The first benefit of using flexographic printing is its adaptability to many materials. Flexible plastics, retail bags, wallpaper and beverage cartons are all ideal candidates for flexographic printing. Another benefit is the variety of inks that can be used. When letterpress was popular, companies were limited in their printing approaches due to a small number of ink and printing surface options. The ink used in letterpress was water-based, so it took a certain amount of time to dry and avoid smudging. While some companies used commercial dryers to speed up the process, this added additional equipment and maintenance costs.
Additionally, Flexo label printing is a more streamlined process, with high press speeds and faster production and drying times than other printing methods. Flexographic printing involves quick-drying ink and multiple printing surfaces, allowing us to create your labels quickly and efficiently with unique graphics, raised edges, and a wide range of colors.
Flexographic printing takes label printing to the next level and USTL helps deliver.
Flexographic Ink Accuracy
The ink used for flexo labels is distributed beforehand so adjustments aren’t needed in the middle of the process. Flexo printing allows for high-speed label printing without worrying about measuring out a certain amount of ink and adding it halfway through. The process also allows for the use of tools that can remove excess ink without smudging the overall print.
Solid Color Printing
Due to the ink systems in place, one of the best advantages of the flexographic printing process is generating solid colors on porous and non-porous surfaces. In other printing processes, several ink layers are necessary to bring out the vibrant color and saturation that labels need to stand out. The ink dries quickly, and the additional layers can be added right away due to the type of ink used in flexo presses.
Flexo printing allows for high-speed label printing without worrying about measuring out a certain amount of ink and adding it halfway through. The process also allows for the use of tools that can remove excess ink without smudging the overall print.
One Template, Millions of Images
No matter the type of material you use, the plate made during the flexographic printing process is durable and reusable, printing millions of images off of a single template. This allows us to create ongoing label campaigns for you that last as long as you see fit.
Defining Flexographic Printing
U.S. Tape & Label has spent years researching and adjusting our methods to create the best possible solutions for our clients. Depending on the type of printing solution you need for your products, our flexographic printing process could be a great option. If your printing needs would be better met with a different solution, we have a wide variety of options to choose from and we’re here to help you figure out which one will be most effective for you. For all of your specialized label printing needs, contact the experts at USTL.
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