The Advantages

Should I switch to flexo printing?

In short answer; yes. The flexographic printing process has steadily become more popular and taken massive strides in recent years, achieving quality that rivals offset, lithography and gravure. Flexography has become a favourite of print and packaging manufacturers due to it’s reliability, speed and consistent high quality.

It is of little compromise to make the switch, so read below about the key advantages of making your printing process flexographic!

Is the flexography process quick?

Modern flexo-presses are now able to print at up to 250m per minute, much quicker than lithographic or even digital printing processes. If your business needs speed and efficiency in terms of box production then selecting the flexo process is well suited to your needs.

The flexographic printing process also uses inks that are quick drying which contributes to the speed of flexographic printing.

Is flexography consistent?

Thanks to the rotary printing press, flexographic printing enables a design to be printed over and over without affecting its consistency. The process also offers tighter print registration and regular ink control throughout the entire duration of a printing job.

Is the quality of flexo good?

Yes!
If produced on a good quality machine, flexography can create packaging that is vivid, sharp and stimulating in terms of its print. Advancements are constantly being made in this flexographic industry, meaning that quality is constantly improving and developing.

Is flexo better and cheaper than litho?

The speed and volume production process of flexography printing means that the printing process is significantly cheaper than other printing processes such as lithography. Another key cost benefit of flexography is its reusability. Parts such as stereos can be reused when repeated jobs are required whilst maintenance costs are much lower; allowing for cheaper production costs all round.