Flexo Printing Technology
- Flexography (Flexo) Printing
Oppression; It can be described as the rapid transfer of figures, texts, graphics, and pictures on a surface in the closest way to the real thing.
Flexo printing is the industrial form of "potato printing" that we all do as children. In this printing technology; There is an ink reservoir, an ink carrier anilox roller, a plate, and a plate roller that takes the ink from the anilox and transfers it to the packaging. The inks used in flexo printing technology are water-based and much safer and more environmentally friendly than solvent-based inks. There is a separate printing unit for each color in the box design.
- Ink in Flexo Printing
At the design stage of the packaging to be flexo-printed, it is determined whether each color in the design is CMYK or ground, and the following results are expected in the combination of CMYK colors:
For floor colors, a special ink formula is prepared according to the customer's needs.
Correct design is an important factor in achieving the desired result of flexo printing.
Clichés are materials that have an elastic structure that is used to transfer the ink they take from the anilox roller to the sheet within their geometric structure and thus to reveal the desired print.
It is the name of the roller that carries the ink to the mold in the desired size in the flexo system. Thin anilox rollers are activated. Anilox rollers of 60, 120, 200, etc. referred to by numbers. As the number increases, the frequency of the tifs on the anilox increases and the depth decreases. Therefore, as the transferred ink film becomes thinner, the color intensity obtained decreases. More concentrated inks are required for such fine anilox.
- Placement of Aniloxes in Flexo Printing