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What is Flexography Printing?

Flexography printing is similar to letterpress printing in that raised items on a plate are covered with ink and then touch the paper to make the printed impression. The difference with this printing method is in the name. As the name suggests, the plates used in flexography printing are made from flexible materials like rubber and can conform to uneven surfaces. Typically, only spot colors are used with this process.

Recently, flexography printing has become a more popular printing option because it uses water-based inks. Other printing processes typically depend on oil-based inks. In the past, flexography was only used to print on surfaces like cardboard boxes, plastic cartons and bags. However, the process has since seen great improvements and is now used on more mainstream materials, which has helped add to its popularity.

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