The below printing methods are the most commonly used in flexible packaging. These printing methods, combined with films and materials designed for pouch making and laminations are what make up the process of bag making.
Due to the lack of extensive setup, as seen in flexographic and gravure printing, digital printing can provide faster lead times.
Direct ink transfer from print cylinder for ultimate definition.
Optimal for varnishes and in line coatings.
Excellent option for all types of higher volume flexible packaging.
The difference between gravure and flexo is gravure utilizes an engraved cylinder as opposed to a printing plate to transfer the ink to the substrate, or material. Gravure cylinders can range in price and this process is most common overseas at this point. Gravure is known for excellent print definition over high volume jobs, and is excellent for all types of flexible packaging.
Lead time, 8-12 weeks on average.
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