the use of rubber, or flexible, relief plates and fast drying inks
Letterpress printing that employs a resilient synthetic or rubber composition plate.
A printing technique where printing plates are made from a flexible rubber material and stretched around a drum on the press. Flexography is usually used for very high-speed, specialty applications, such as printing cardboard cartons, where high reproduction quality is not necessary.
A relief printing process using rubber or plastic plates which is widely used in the packaging industry.
A rotary printing process that prints using rubber or plastic (flexible) relief plates that directly apply the image to the substrate.
A rotary web letterpress method of printing characterized by raised-image, flexible rubber plates and fast-drying inks.
Letterpress printing using rubber relief plates on various paper and board surfaces; formerly called aniline printing. Now the ink may contain a dye, a pigment or both. Paper printed by this process cannot be deinked easily for recycling (Fuchs, p. 11). floc; 2) flocculation - 1) An aggregation of suspended particles. In paper, these can be fines or filler or size particles drawn together by a retention aid and thus kept from being lost through the wire along with the draining water. 2) The drawing together and clumping of small suspended particles.
A method of direct rotary printing using resilient raised image printing plates, affixed to variable repeat plate cylinders, inked by a roll or doctor-blade-wiped engraved metal roll, carrying fluid or paste-type inks to virtually any substrate.
A form of rotary letterpress, using flexible rubber or photopolymer plates. Most common type of envelope printing. Fast drying process, suitable for screens with 65-105 lines. AVERAGE quality and clarity, but does not meet wet or dry offset.
Printing process utilizes special (Anilox) rollers containing small cells that carry the ink from the ink fountain to the plate.
A rotary printing process which uses flexible rubber or plastic plates on which the print areas are raised.
A type of rotary letterpress printing using flexible plates and fast-drying, water-based inks.
A printing method using flexible plates where the image to be printed is higher than the non-printing areas. The inked areas are then contact the material to be printed, transferring the ink from the raised areas to the material. Fast drying inks are usually used in this process. Common uses are the printing of cans and bottles and other non-flat items.
A form of printing, which uses polymer plates, rotary prepress and fast drying fluid inks to transfer the image directly to the paper.
A printing method using flexible plates where the areas to be inked are higher than the non-printing areas. The inked areas are then placed in contact with the material to be printed, transferring the ink from the raised areas to the substrate. Rapidly drying inks are normally used with this process. Other term: aniline printing. See also: letterpress; relief plate; relief printing.
Letterpress printing using a form of relief printing; formally called aniline printing. Synthetic or rubber relief plates, special inks, presses procedures.
A relief process in which printing is done from rubber or plastic on a web-fed press using liquid inks.
See Flexographic Printing on our Processes Page.
A form of rotary letterpress using flexible rubber or photopolymer plates. Most common type of envelope printing fast drying process, suitable for screens of 65- 85 lines. Least expensive printing process mainly for line type and simple logos.
A lithographic printing process where the plate is made of rubber and prints directly on the stock
Imprinting method for paper in which a flexible rubber plate is wrapped around a cylinder. As the paper moves under the plate, it is pressed against it by another roller, and the ink is transferred on the paper.
a printing process which uses flexible printing plates, usually rubber or plastic. Used predominantly for packaging
A flexible rubber plate is wrapped around a cylinder for speed and control. As the paper moves under the printing plate, it is pressed against the printing plate by another roller, and the ink is transferred onto the paper. A separate plate is needed for each individual color. Typically done on less expensive materials than screen printing. The inks are very thin and not as durable as those used in screen printing.
a relief process using rubber or plastic plates on a webfed press and solvent-based liquid inks. Mainly used for printing packaging film, but also for some newspapers where it may also be called anilox and can be retro-fitted to letterpress equipment.
A method of Letterpress printing from flexible rubber or polymer plates.
A rotary letterpress process printing from rubber or flexible plates and using fast drying inks. Mainly used for packaging.
Relief printing process using a simple inking system and fluid inks.
Method of printing on a web press using rubber or plastic plates with raised images. Also called aniline printing because flexographic inks originally used aniline dyes. Abbreviated flexo.
a rotary printing process that prints by the use of flexible relief plates that directly apply the image to the substrate.
A relief process in which printing is done from a rubber or plastic stereo (plate). Flexo presses can print on a wide variety of substrates including metal and plastic, but print quality is inferior to litho or gravure.
The most common use of polymer plates is in flexography, which is a form of high-speed rotogravure used to print on uneven and non-absorbent surfaces.
Printing from a rubber roller; i.e. direct rotary printing using resilient raised image plates.
A direct (not offset) printing method that uses relief plates, similar to rubber stamps, which are made from rubber or photopolymer. The flexible plates are wrapped around a cylinder on the printing press. "Flexo" works best when printing large areas of solid colour, making it popular for printing plastic bags, wrapping paper, and milk cartons. It's also used for the Sunday colour comics and newspaper inserts. Rubber manufactures, eager to find new uses for rubber, have invested heavily in flexographic research, and improvements have been made in ink coverage and four-colour registration.