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Digital Printing vs. Flexographic Printing

Jul. 24, 2019
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As promised, we're diving deeper into the world of production! More specifically, what is the difference between digital printing and flexographic printing when it comes to labels?

If you're new to the packaging and printing world, this may sound like a loaded question. Let's start off with the definitions:

Digital Printing presses deposit toner or "electro inks" onto the material (substrate). Ink does not permeate the substrate, but instead, it forms a thin layer on the surface using a heat process.

Flexographic Printing is a method of printing that uses flexible printing plates made of rubber or plastic. Each plate is coated with fast-drying ink and rotates on a cylinder, and the material passes between the print plate and impression roller.

What does this mean for your labels? Let's break down the benefits and drawbacks of each method:

Digital Printing 

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Flexographic Printing

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Although these tables help to breakdown the difference between the two methods, the only way to find the right solution for your business is to contact one of our dedicated sales reps! They have the knowledge and experience to ask the right questions and guide you to a tailored solution to meet your specific needs.

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