Your press is your livelihood. You have no time to deal with a dirty or broken Anilox rolls. Continue reading “Inspecting Your Anilox Equipment”
If you’ve ever wanted to know more about all the exciting parts of a multi-cylinder cleaner, you’re in luck! Continue reading “Inside of a Multi-Cylinder Cleaner”
We all know that anilox rollers must be cleaned immediately after use in order to avoid plugging which can cause serious issues. A number of methods exist for cleaning anilox rollers, each with their own unique advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading “Common Cleaning Procedures for Anilox Rollers”
1890: The first flexography press is patented by Bibby, Baron and Sons in Liverpool. The water-based ink smeared easily and the device was eventually referred to as “Bibby’s Folly.” Continue reading “The Evolution of Flexography”
What Is Flexography Printing?
Flexography printing, sometimes referred to as “surface printing” or “flexo,” is a traditional method of printing that utilizes a flexible relief plate made of either rubber or flexible plastic. This allows the plate to conform and deliver ink to many different kinds of print surfaces. Continue reading “Flexography Printing Basics”
In all types of printing, individual pieces of paper are fed through a series of rolling cylinders in a printing press as color is applied.
What Is Gravure Printing?
Gravure printing, short for rotogravure printing, is a method of printing where an image is acid-etched into a cylindrical printing plate and filled with ink; paper is then directly applied to the printing plate using an impression roll, transferring the ink and the image onto the page. Multiple colors can be applied using this method, but each requires its own individual gravure roll and the paper must be dried between each application. Continue reading “Gravure Printing 101”