Category: Flexo Inks

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 […]

Altitude Dry Offset Printing Blankets Perform Like Magic on Rigid Plastics

Posted on May 18, 2023

It’s no illusion, the offset printing blanket is one of the stars of the rigid plastics printing show. However, not every blanket was built for the challenges of dry offset print. There are multiple issues that can arise due to poor printing blankets that can stop the act, causing you to lose in waste and downtime. Are your blankets the source of poor profit margins?

The Competitive Advantages of Z+G Sheetfed Offset Cold Foil Adhesives

Posted on April 28, 2023

As more offset printers take advantage of specialty effects, like cold foil, choosing the right adhesive is imperative to maintaining press performance and print quality. After extensive development and testing in the field for over 2 years, Zeller+Gmelin has released a new cold foil adhesive specifically designed for dual-cure sheetfed offset applications. In partnership with […]

Understanding EarthPrint Dry Offset Inks (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted on April 19, 2023

Browse through this educational infographic on EarthPrint dry offset inks to discover the features and benefits of the newest ink innovation from Zeller+Gmelin. Infografía en español De-Ink Rigid Plastics with EarthPrint Eco-Friendly Inks Years ago, ink manufacturers were tasked with the challenge of formulating robust inks for rigid plastics that adhere incredibly and never wash […]

De-Ink Rigid Plastics with EarthPrint Eco-Friendly Inks

Posted on April 19, 2023

Years ago, ink manufacturers were tasked with the challenge of formulating robust inks for rigid plastics that adhere incredibly and never wash off. Now, ink producers are being challenged with the exact opposite! With sustainability demands and supply chain instability amplifying the need for recycled materials, the challenge becomes “how can we effectively de-ink printed […]

6 Tips to Stretch Your UV Coating Supply during an Industry Shortage

Posted on April 30, 2021

In this blog, we offer tips and tricks for stretching your UV coating supply during this time of limited resources.

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 […]