A: Flexographic printing is a method of printing that uses quick drying inks and flexible raised-relief image plates mounted on variable diameter print cylinders. Originally developed for packaging materials, flexography grew into a highly versatile printing process that is able to meet a wide range of demands in the web label industry.
Q: Can you print four-color process photos?
A: Yes. We use up to 175 line screens, and up to four additional line colors for clients in the food packaging, cosmetic, and consumer products industries.
Q: Can you print on both sides of the label?
A: Yes, we can print in multiple colors and maintain tight registration front-to-back.
Q: What is the largest size label you can make?
A: Our widest press is capable of handling a label up to 10" wide and up to 24" in length.
Q: What are my options for label sizes and shapes?
A: We have over 1500 standard and custom die shapes in stock. You can use one of our existing tools or we can have a custom tool made specifically for you.
Q: How long would a custom made die take to make?
A: New tools usually take no more than a week from die-line approval until it is in-house ready to run.
Q: What is your lead time?
A: Typically we like 10 working days from the date of the final proof approval. Reorders are generally turned around in seven working days. On average, 97% of our orders hit on or before their due date. However production meetings throughout the day enables us to cater to the customer's ship date requirements.
Q: Do my labels have to be in rolls?
A: Although the materials go on our presses in roll form, the finished product may be in a roll, sheet or fan-folded stack.
Q: What is the difference between direct thermal and thermal transfer labels?
A: Direct thermal labels are impregnated with carbon that is activated when it runs across a thermal print head without the use of a ribbon. Thermal transfer labels have a smooth surface or coating that allows ink to be transferred from a ribbon. They are run through the same type of printer with a heat element print head.