Flexography printing utilizes a flexible plate constructed of rubber or similar material and attached to a rotating cylinder; as this cylinder rotates, ink transfer occurs across its printing surface and onto it.
Flexography printing technology enables designers and publishers to print on surfaces such as paper, cardboard, and plastic – commonly packaging material, labels, or newspapers.
Flexography’s advantages include:
- Its fast printing speed.
- Low costs.
- Ability to cover various surfaces – faster than letterpress printing regarding substrate flexibility (some disadvantages include needing skilled operators and limited color options)
Flexography printing uses a flexible plate and many materials such as paper, cardboard, metal, glass, and plastic. Flexography’s main advantage over other processes is speed and cost efficiency.
Printing begins by creating a flexible plate made of stretchable materials such as rubber or plastic, then mounted on a printing press cylinder.
A printing press uses rollers to transfer ink from its printing plate onto its printing surface and dry it before concluding its printing process.
Flexography printing utilizes a flexible plate to transfer ink onto substrates such as paper, cardboard, and plastic. It also makes an effective printing method suitable for packaging labels and newspapers – it works great as part of the newspaper layout.
Flexography offers versatile and efficient printing for numerous applications, wildly irregular surfaces such as flexible substrates. Flexography has many advantageous qualities, making it a vital printing technology today.