How the flexographic printing plate influences print results

How the flexographic printing plate influences print results

The flexographic printing plate can be described as the heart of flexographic printing, as it has a decisive influence on a label printer’s print results and production efficiency. There are well over 40 different flexographic printing plates on the market for label printers, but all of them vary in terms of their properties, print behaviour […]

Gravure print

Gravure Printing

Quick Start What is there to say about gravure? That the cells transfer ~40%, and that’s it. Recent practical and theoretical work on cell emptying provides some insights into what is going on, but they don’t really help much. Sorry! There is surprisingly little to say scientifically about gravure printing. This is partly because there […]

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Screen Printing

Quick Start Rather than an app, there is a link to a YouTube video describing how screen printing really works. This is totally different from how most people think it works.   It was a victory for science that my article in Specialist Printing The Laws of Physics in Screen Printing won the ASDPT Swormstedt […]

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Flexo Printing

There aren’t many scientific papers addressing the key step in flexo printing which is the actual printing process where rubber+ink meets the substrate then rubber leaves the substrate with … well, with what? This lack of science is rather sad because there is another aspect of flexo that has been a great mystery: solid colours […]

Anilox Rolls

Anilox Rolls Choose

Anilox Rolls | Practical Coatings Science | Prof Steven Abbott Anilox Rolls Quick Start There are some surprisingly tricky trade-offs in choosing the right anilox cell pattern. If you want a reasonable % transfer, say 40-50% then the choice of Print and Anilox LPC (multiply by 2.5 if you want LPI), Depth and ink Viscosity […]

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Gravure Printing

Quick Start What is there to say about gravure? That the cells transfer ~40%, and that’s it. Recent practical and theoretical work on cell emptying provides some insights into what is going on, but they don’t really help much. Sorry! There is surprisingly little to say scientifically about gravure printing. This is partly because there […]

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New Anilox Rolls or Anilox Roll Resurfacing and Repair

Ceramco Printech provides the marketplace with technically superior laser anilox rolls that imporve the printing process. Advanced fabrication techniques, CNC machining, thermal sprayed coating and laser engraving, produce rolls that exceed OEM specifications.   Mechanical Engraved Anilox Rolls AST roll reconditioning Stainless steel corrosion resistant overlay Carbon Steel Overlay   Cell Volume Measurement Anilox roll […]