Flexography is a method of direct rotary printing that uses resilient relief image plates of rubber or photopolymer material. The plates are affixed to plate cylinders of various repeat lengths, inked by a cell-structured ink-metering roll, with or without a reverse-angle doctor blade, and carrying a fast drying fluid ink to plates that print onto virtually any substrate, absorbent or nonabsorbent. Flexography is a rotary printing method which means for every revolution of the printing plate cylinder, an image is produced.
Now that we have the technical stuff out of the way, what this means to you is that if you have requirements for larger volumes of labels, this is most likely the best method to use. It offers several advantages including:
- Pricing is typically less, especially on larger volume orders, and on your design requirements.
- There is more flexibility on using certain types of paper (or as the print geeks call it – substrates), as well as inks and applications.
- Once again, our experience can be your asset.
Our fleet of Flexography equipment is mixed, including several six-to-eight colour presses. This allows us to be very flexible with press time, as well as offering a level of production redundancy unmatched in Atlantic Canada.