What is flexographic printing?
Flexographic printing is a printing process that uses flexible printing plates, which are made of rubber or other flexible materials, to transfer ink onto the printing substrate. Flexographic printing is a high-speed printing process that is suitable for printing a wide range of materials, including paper, cardboard, film, and foil.
In flexographic printing, the printing plate is mounted on a cylinder, which rotates as it comes into contact with the printing substrate. The plate is inked and then wiped clean, leaving a thin layer of ink on the plate’s surface. As the plate rotates, it comes into contact with the printing substrate and transfers the ink onto it.
Flexographic printing is a popular choice for printing projects that require high-speed production, such as packaging, labels, and newspapers. It is also a cost-effective option for printing large quantities of materials, as the setup costs are typically lower than other printing processes.
By understanding the benefits of flexographic printing, you can determine if it is a suitable option for your specific printing needs.