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Flexographic Printing

What's New In The Flexo Press Industry?

Posted by James Thomas on Dec 12, 2018 12:40:00 PM

By 2022, the global label industry is forecast to be worth £35.4 billion, and flexography as a whole over £106 billion. Although digital and hybrid machining is now an important part of this market, it is relatively small & flexographic printing machines will remain at the heart of the industry. This is partly because flexographic machines have a long service life, and the majority run lengths are still high volume for our consumer & retail markets.

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How To Get The Best Value From Your Printing Press

Posted by David Lee on Dec 11, 2018 10:47:00 AM

In recent decades, the digital age has had a large influence on the printing industry and instrumental in improving & regulating industry standards. From management software controlling stock, quoting jobs, Production control to graphics production there has never been a more exciting time for the industry. What was only available to large corporations is now within the realms of most small to medium size companies.

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Topics: Printing Machinery Suppliers, Flexographic Printing

My Flexo-Press Is Faulty: Where To Look For Spare Parts?

Posted by David Lee on Nov 13, 2018 12:06:00 PM

A printing press is an important investment. It’s not a time for false economy, and nor is it a time for settling for something that’s not a perfect match for your needs.

Whatever press type you have we would recommend you always purchase original parts or seek approved technical support. This might not be possible if you have imported a machine or it is an older model no longer in production or supported.

At Focus Labels, we take a very pragmatic approach to a client’s relationship with their flexo-press. We’re engineers who have designed, built, and maintained our machines, and who are committed to keeping them in excellent working order.

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Should You Invest In A Used Flexo Printing Machine?

Posted by David Lee on Oct 25, 2018 3:23:18 PM

 

You may have come across our Flexo Label Printing Machines and wondered whether the costs could be justified by the benefits it would bring to your business. Maybe you’re currently printing on Digital Inkjet machines and struggling to compete with prices from companies producing large print runs at a lower cost, or you might have a used flexo label printing machine and be wondering if it’s worth the cost to upgrade.

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Topics: flexo printing, Flexographic Printing

How To Reduce Your Flexo Press Lifetime Repair Bill

Posted by David Lee on Oct 18, 2018 10:43:50 AM

A printing press requires regular maintenance in order to keep it operating in tip-top shape. Keeping your printing press well maintained doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. By following a few simple guidelines you can minimise your lifetime flexo printing press repair bill and keep it operating at maximum efficiency.

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How Flexo Press Operator Training Can Boost Productivity, Cut Downtime & Save Money

Posted by David Lee on Oct 1, 2018 3:56:54 PM

Your flexo press is an important investment for your company. Making sure that the team who operates your printing press understands exactly how to operate the machine and unlock its full potential will ensure you reap maximum rewards from your investment.

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The 9 Main Advantages Of The Flexo Print Process

Posted by David Lee on May 10, 2018 12:56:47 PM

When used for medium & long print runs, the advantages of flexography far outweigh any minor disadvantages, thus making it the best printing technology for long-term return on investment.

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What Is The Flexographic Printing Process?

Posted by David Lee on Apr 19, 2018 12:32:46 PM

Flexographic printing is capable of achieving high quality printed images at high production speeds, making it a popular choice in the food packaging, textiles and label printing industries, especially for longer print runs.

Flexographic (Flexo) printing has much in common with other forms of rotary printing, but with added versatility due to the ability to hybridise Flexo presses with new digital technologies to boost productivity and reduce costs.

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What Does The Future Hold For Drying Systems On Narrow Web Flexographic Printing Presses?

Posted by David Lee on Apr 13, 2018 10:20:00 AM

Today’s manufacturing and converting processes have become complex, calling for automation and increased production. The use of computer controls and state-of-the art technology is becoming more evident. In the meantime, the cost of energy, industry’s biggest necessity, has become more expensive, especially for heating and drying. Industry has, therefore demanded that equipment manufacturers provide better and more efficient heating systems.

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What Is A Flexo Printing Press?

Posted by David Lee on Apr 12, 2018 9:02:41 AM

The Flexographic (flexo) printing press is one of the most efficient and consistent printing tools that we have in the market today, for all medium & long run print applications.

Flexo continues to be the most popular of all web-fed technologies that has been deployed throughout the printing industry. A flexo press uses flexible photopolymer printing plates to imprint images across a wide range of surfaces, making it one of the most efficient methods for large volume requirements.

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