Flexographic printing is the standard printing process for labels. It is particularly suitable for large print run volumes and special colours. Short setup time and fast production speed ensure the economic manufacturing of flexographic labels. A high-resolution camera scans the labels for faults during production and supports the printer with ensuring optimal quality at a high production speed.
Due to the full rotary printing process, most finishing options are available for flexographic labels. Besides cold foil embossing and reverse-side printing various other options are possible.
Technically, flexographic printing is a form of letterpress printing. The printing plate has raised elements that are evenly coloured across the inking unit by anilox rolls. The flexographic printing plate has direct contact to the substrates and transfers the colour like a stamp. Due to technological advances, classical problems of this technique like low resolution and pinch points are negligible today.