The unbearable sustainability of flexography

The sustainability of a printed package doesn’t depend only on the type of substrate used: prepress activities and printing conditions play an important role too. In this article, published on Converting magazine, I tried to give some indications to achieve very significant savings in the flexographic process. You can download the full article with English …

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Do you really think that dot dipping doesn’t exist?

I recently came across an interesting video that was published by one anilox rolls manufacturer that, in the attempt of promoting their technology, depicts dot dipping as an industry myth and illustrates flexo users, who believe that this problem exists, as troglodytes… “The industry myth that dot dipping is occurring within the anilox cells is impossible. Physics …

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Dirty highlights: dot dipping or ink spitting?

Can you recognise the cause of dirty printing in highlights?It is important to understand wether the issue is related to dot dipping, thus plate-to-anilox ratio, wrong metering of the anilox surface or other causes.What is visible on the printed product is a generally a dirty aspect that forces to repeated stops for plate cleaning and …

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