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Goodbye aniline!

Such a nice experience I had to receive some pages from the Mosstyper newsletter dated 1951 and 1952 when flexography made its debut with the new name. Are you interested in customized training in flexography? Contact me! Don't miss flexo•expert news: subscribe to mailing list! Don't miss the next videos: click [...]

2020-11-11T16:49:07+00:00Tags: , , |Comments Off on Goodbye aniline!

What is the best resolution to print images in flexo?

Sometimes I come across some information that could be misleading flexo operators: image resolution must be adequate to the intended use in printing, there is a relationship between image resolution (pixels per inch) and print linescreen (lines per inch) and I'll show you in this short video. Are you interested in customized training in [...]

2020-11-11T16:50:07+00:00Tags: , |Comments Off on What is the best resolution to print images in flexo?

10 things to avoid in flexography to prevent from troubles

Have you ever experienced any troubles when printing in flexo? Here is a list of things you should avoid when approaching flexography in order to prevent from troubles in production. Don't miss the next videos: click here to subscribe to flexo•expert channel on YouTube! Interested in customized training in flexography? [...]

Why do we call it “flexography”?

Flexography is the youngest among the conventional printing systems: just a baby when compared with letterpress, offset lithography, gravure and screen printing. Its name was chosen with a ballot and finally presented during the 14th Packaging Institute Forum, in October 1952. Don't miss the next videos: click here to subscribe to flexo•expert channel on [...]

2020-11-11T16:54:23+00:00Tags: |2 Comments

Welcome to flexo•expert pills!

So, here we are 🤗 with my new pills on flexography. I will publish short videos about the printing system that we love and I hope you like them. Don't miss the next videos: click here to subscribe to flexo•expert channel on YouTube!

2020-11-11T16:55:20+00:00Comments Off on Welcome to flexo•expert pills!

Register tolerance: what is the correct value?

The register between colors is a fundamental aspect for the quality of the printed product. But what is the correct register tolerance and how to evaluate it? ISO 12647-6 connects the register tolerance to the print linescreen. The higher the linescreen, the greater the expected accuracy on the printed product. According to this norm, register [...]

2020-03-31T10:30:03+00:00Tags: , |4 Comments

Be careful with micro-screening on flexo plate surface

Surface texturing of flexographic plates is nowadays widely used to improve the ink laydown when using latest flat-top platemaking technologies. The settings for such surface micro screening are carefully evaluated during the optimization phase of system calibration and they shall not be changed for that printing condition. Using wrong settings will cause not only the [...]

2020-04-22T09:23:41+00:00Tags: , |Comments Off on Be careful with micro-screening on flexo plate surface

3 simple steps to good quality

Here is a print condition audit that initially revealed an insufficient quality level, scoring below 30%, and ended with a final score of 83% with satisfaction of both printer and final customer. The printer invested in 3 days of process calibration activities over 3 weeks time with the limitation of using the existing press setup [...]

2019-12-10T19:35:20+00:00Tags: |Comments Off on 3 simple steps to good quality
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