Category: Dry Offset Inks

Understanding Plastic Recycling Symbols (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted on April 23, 2024

Often found on the bottom of plastic containers, bottles, and packaging, plastic recycling symbols are on nearly every plastic product, but what do they mean? These numbered symbols, also known as resin identification codes, categorize types of plastics for consistent manufacturing and recycling. Understanding these symbols can help you make more informed purchasing choices and […]

What is Flexographic Printing?

Posted on October 16, 2023

From your morning cup of coffee to the millions of packages delivered daily, flexographic printing has found its place all around us. Flexographic printing is a versatile and widely used production process that caters to many industries. Also known as “flexo printing,” this technique combines letterpress and rotogravure elements to create high-quality prints on a […]

3 Key Flexo Components for Successful Shrink Sleeve Printing

Posted on August 14, 2023

Shrink sleeve printing has grown in popularity over the past few decades thanks to its various product branding and protection advantages. Its full wrap capabilities and tamper-evident features have made it a popular packaging choice for products, including craft beers, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, consumer goods, and more. Zeller+Gmelin is proud to offer high quality UV […]

Getting Started with LED Flexo Inks: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on April 9, 2021

As LED curing systems gain wider acceptance in the Flexographic industry, the benefits of the systems create many compelling reasons to switch. Extended lamp life beyond 30,000 hours, instant on, “cool curing” with minimal heating and distortion of the substrate, reduced energy consumption, consistent depth of cure, no toxic mercury from the lamps and no […]

The Basics of Flexo Ink Chemistries, Manufacturing & On-Press Maintenance

Posted on October 2, 2018

Author: Ed Dedman, Zeller+Gmelin Flexo Product Manager This article was first posted by the Flexographic Technical Association Ink—that magical, mystical fluid—delights designers, annoys accountants, inspires inkies and P-O’s press operators! We use it in flexo presses every day, all day, across the country and around the world, yet so many people don’t understand how ink […]