Flexographic vs Digital Printing

Digitally Printed Labels

Flexographic vs Digital Printing

There are so many choices to make when you are having labels printed, one of these choices will be choosing between flexographic and digital printing.  We’ve listed a few benefits of both processes below to help you figure out exactly what is it you want!

Flexographic printing

Enhanced durability – if your product has a long shelf life or is for outdoor use, flexographic would be the decision for you.

Low cost – If you are having a large amount of labels printed the end sum will come out a fair bit lower than it would if printed digitally.

Precision of colour – You will achieve exact matches of colour with the use of the Pantone Colour System.

Digital printing

Low cost – If you are having a small amount of labels printed the digital process will be cheaper.

You can tweak your design easily.

Faster turnaround than flexographic as the process does not require printing plates and therefore reduces set-up time.

The Advantages of Using Flexographic Printing in Consumer Goods Products

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The Advantages of Using Flexographic Printing in Consumer Goods ProductsThe Advantages of Using Flexographic Printing in Consumer Goods Products

Flexographic printing is known for providing quality results with its efficiency speed.  This type of printing is continuing to grow, despite widespread digitization by many of the printing sectors.  Those in the label printing business, like us, understand the importance of knowing how this type of printing machine operates.

A few advantages of flexographic printing to start as I mentioned above the speediness of the production process, which can help reduce labor cost, which in turn reduces overall cost of the labels for the client.  Flexography also accommodates a variety of ink types from water based through solvent & U.V curable inks.   This helps make it the most versatile process for any printing application.  To determine the type of ink used is depending on the material to be printed on, is it porous or non-porous, so there really is no limit to the substrate you can use.

Flexographic printing is an excellent choice when it comes to volume production and fast turnaround requirements.  Once the new job is set up, the process is fast since they are automated up to the finishing stage, such as laminating, over varnishing, sheeting, and die cutting.  Most other types of printing do all these steps separately.  Flexographic printing equipment can be environmentally friendly, as well as below in operational cost.  Ink costs and material costs are relatively low, with no special coatings required.

Call us and let us know how we can create a great first impression with your new labels.  562-945-3486