Viscosity and surface tension are two physical characteristics of liquid. Viscosity is simply the measurement of how resistant to flow a liquid is, while surface tension is defined as the resistance a surface to liquid penetration. Viscosity and surface tension are affected by temperature changes. Understanding and controlling ink viscosity remains one of the most significant variables and flexo printing process. […] Read More...
APR G7® Expert Renewal APR has been offering G7® expertise to the Flexo Industry for more then 8 years now. 2017 marks our 9th year as a G7® Expert (originally certified in Oct 2008). We are excited to continue our work to help customers explore the potential benefits the G7®/NNC methodology. We can help you […] Read More...
The flexographic printing process is inherently tough on small type. Press settings, anilox selection, artwork, and mounting tape all play a role in how small type is reproduced on the substrate. Accurate and legible printing of small type is especially critical for applications such as pharmaceuticals and food packaging. In this blog post, we'll take a look […] Read More...
ESKO PROMOS Just Released Esko just announced new Esko Promos effective this week! Step-In Bundles CDI + RIP Bundles. These bundles include free High Res optics and special price adjustments. FTA Promo Customers who order a CDI between now and June 30th can choose one of the following benefits: 6 months additional warranty Free Freight Device Manager […] Read More...
Most converters would not consider bypassing an annual Preventative Maintenance (PM) of their flexographic press. While day to day good housekeeping practices and lubrication are key to a well performing printing press, nothing can take the place of a press shut down where proper dryer balance is achieved, rollers aligned, electrical systems checked, tension and […] Read More...
Why Should I Measure Dyne Levels? When measuring dyne levels of a substrate for Flexo Printing you are measuring the substrates surface tension. If an ink is to spread over a substrates surface in a uniform layer, or wet out, the substrate must have a surface tension higher than that of the ink. Polymer films […] Read More...
The opening weekend of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament is one of our favorite sports events. Sharing ideas and technologies designed to improve flexo printers’ processes and profitability is our favorite way to engage with the industry. Why not combine both? We have invested a lot in our Technology Center and this is a […] Read More...