Flexography

Ideal for economically printing print high volumes on surfaces like corrugated, paper, film, and plastic. Flexography is best for bold, less intricate designs, but depending on the equipment and press operator, it can produce higher resolution graphics.

Description


Flexography is often the most economic print option, and it can be used on a variety of materials, both coated and uncoated. There’s a wide range of quality in flexographic printing, depending on equipment, press engineers, and tooling. It is best for printing designs that don’t have small text, fine details, or photos. Process printing (CMYK) is possible with flexography, but for designs with fine details or photographs, you may get better results with lithography for high volumes or digital for low volumes.

Why choose it?

  • Very economical, especially at higher volumes

  • Great for printing bold designs and thicker line weights.

  • Can print on porous (like uncoated paper or corrugated) and non-porous (like coated paper or plastic film) surfaces

  • Compatible with both water and oil-based inks

Why not choose it?

  • Gradients are achieved using halftones, which generally have a lower resolution than printing gradients using lithography.
  • Each color requires a print plate, adding to tooling costs.
  • Each printer has a limit to the maximum number of colors.