Flexible Packaging & Print Packaging - Esko

Flexo solutions for flexible packaging converters

Esko’s flexo solutions deliver premium quality results on flexible packaging. Finally, the quality of gravure comes within reach of every flexo converter.

Download our free guide to find out how you can boost the quality of your flexo production for flexible packaging and labels, and how the combination of 3 elements goes a long way to enhance your results.

  • Esko CDI flexo imager
  • HD Flexo screening
  • Flexo prepress

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The secret of superior flexo quality

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Flexo - Perfect for packaging printing

The most effective process to print packaging

Products are packaged to protect them during transport and storage. Gradually, however, packaging became an important marketing tool. Brands are fighting for customer attention and attractive packaging is an essential factor in that fight.

#1 preferred printing technology for short-run production: Flexo

Challenging materials

Some materials used in flexible packaging are a challenge to print on. That’s where flexographic printing has an advantage. Flexographic inks (unlike those used in lithography) generally have a low viscosity. This enables faster drying and, as a result, faster production, which results in lower costs.

Flexo excels at printing on a range of flexible materials: plastic, foil, acetate film, brown paper, and other materials typically used in flexible packaging. That means that to print packaging like shopping bags, food bags, hygiene bags, sacks, milk and beverage cartons, flexible plastics, self adhesive labels, disposable cups and containers… flexo is the first choice.

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An endless list of applications

Because the flexographic process can be used to print on such a range of materials, it ranks as the best and most versatile graphic arts reproduction process for package printing. The list of packaging applications is endless.

  • gift wrapping
  • paper cups
  • labels
  • ice cream cartons
  • plastic bread bags
  • printed paper plates
  • retail and grocery bags
  • shelf ready packaging
  • foil
  • acetates
  • paper
  • folding carton
  • milk cartons
  • beverage cartons
  • shrink wraps
  • blisters
Flexible packaging - An endless list of applications

HD Flexo: a new standard for flexo packaging printing

HD Flexo is the next steps in high quality flexo printing. HD Flexo is a new process for making digital flexographic (flexo) plates. The improved plates are higher quality and print more consistently than standard digital flexo plates. HD Flexo may be implemented without scrapping existing equipment and working methods.

Finally a valid alternative for offset and gravure

The quality of offset and gravure printing has always been somewhat of a Holy Grail for flexo. But, with HD Flexo, the gap is closed. Bringing consistency, vibrant colors and increased print quality, HD Flexo raises the industry standard in flexo packaging printing.

Flexo printing can now compete with offset for quality labels and with gravure printing for flexible packaging. In addition, digital plate exposure ensures greater consistency in plate production and in printing.

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