Flexographic Printing

The Flexographic Printing Process

Flexographic printing is a process of transferring ink to paper using flexible polymer plates. The flexible plates are mounted on steel cylinders, facilitating high speed printing. The process is used for flexible packaging and labels printed on rolls. Recent technology improvement in inks and polymer plates mean final print results are comparable with the much more costly letterpress or gravure printing process.

About Flexographic Print

Main Advantages of Flexographic Print


Best suited to long runs at high speeds

Single or multi-colour

Prints well on paper, films and foils

Suitable for spot colours including gold and silver

Print and die cut in one pass ensuring better accuracy

Inks are non-toxic and inexpensive


Main Disadvantages of Flexographic Print


Unsuitable for short runs

Not suitable where variable information required on labels

Version changes incur costly plate charges

Costly setup charge per job, and high setup waste

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Why Choose Flexographic Printing?

We offer both flexographic and digital print processes so can select the process best suited to your needs.


Flexographic printing achieves some quite spectacular results using two or three colours on a tinted background, or on a gold or silver foil. We can advise your graphic designer on options.


The choice of substrates and adhesives is continually expanding offering a solution for even the toughest labelling problem. We generally supply papers that are FSC certified and films that are compatible with recyclable containers.

Egg box label being printed
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