Flexography has become the standard means of printing large runs of full-color roll labels or tags.
In flexographic printing, flexible polymer plates with raised image areas are wrapped around metal cylinders. Ink is transferred from a pan roll to an analox, or “metering”, roll, and then onto the plate. This configuration is repeated for each desired color. A roll of media is spooled through the press where each color is printed in sequence and in register.
Flexo labels can foiled or embossed and even rotary screen printed in-line.
At the end of the press, labels are die-cut and rewound.
- Water-based, UV and Soy Inks
- Colors: Up to 11
- Width: Up to 13”
- Optical Registration and Re-registration
- In-line and Off-line Video Inspection
- Rotary Screen print
- Rotary Die-cutting
- Foiling and Embossing