What You Need to Know About Flexo Ink and Printing

Flexo inks and printing are used for a wide variety of materials, including plastic bags, food and beverage packaging, cardboard, and more. Incredibly popular for a number of reasons, flexography is the go-to method for printing in a number of industries and for a range of applications. In this post, we will provide an overview of flexo printing and flexo printing from American Inks & Technology.

What is flexo printing?

Flexo, or flexographic, printing uses a flexible printing plate that transfers the image on your chosen material as it moves through fast moving cylinders. Flexo printing produces large quantities of labels and products quickly and at an affordable price. Flexo printing is used in a wide range of applications that are used by consumers every day. From food and beverage containers to envelopes and legal forms, flexo printing is often the printing method of choice.

What is flexo ink?

Flexo ink is used in flexo printing and is available in three main types that include water-based, solvent-based, and UV. The variety of flexo ink that is used for your application is determined by the type of substrate that will be printed on as well as price, speed, and what your preferences are.

At American Inks & Technology, we custom formulate water- and solvent-based flexo inks and coatings so that they meet your exact specifications. We are proud to be the largest flexo ink manufacturer in the State of Michigan, with ink we have formulated and developed being used by people all over the world. If you have any questions, would like to schedule a tour, or order ink online, do not hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to working with you!