Glossary

Flexography

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Flexography, often abbreviated to flexo, is a form of relief printing and is the method of printing most commonly used for packaging (labels, tape, bags, boxes, banners, etc.).

A flexographic print is made by creating a positive mirrored master of the required image as a 3D relief in a rubber or polymer material. A measured amount of ink is deposited upon the surface of the printing plate (or printing cylinder) using an engraved anilox roll whose texture holds a specific amount of ink. The print surface then rotates, contacting the print material which transfers the ink.

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