Apex International & Coveris White Ink Project

By Apex International | Sep 8, 2021 11:00:00 AM

The design and image fidelity of packaging plays a key role in the decisions we all make as consumers, which in turn drives demand. 

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GTT 2.0 Delivers Consistent Flexo Printing

By Apex International | Sep 7, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Apex International has announced the reintroduction of GTT anilox technology.

The product of nearly 10 years development, GTT 2.0 anilox is specifically engineered to mitigate liquid turbulence resulting in a calm liquid surface.

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GTT Anilox Engravings Proven to Reduce Ink Usage and Deliver Higher Opacity & Quality

By Apex International | Sep 6, 2021 3:41:46 PM

A recent comprehensive flexo print trial reveals surprising results about the importance of anilox engravings in achieving target white ink opacity.

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The White Ink Dilemma

By Apex International | Sep 3, 2021 4:35:14 PM
Print quality in flexible packaging is heavily impacted by white ink.

When white ink is not sufficiently opaque or homogenous, the final printed graphics may appear dull or grey. Increasing the printed ink weight by increasing anilox volume can improve opacity; however, there are obvious trade-offs concerning bond strengths for lamination — not to mention ink usage. White ink typically accounts for 30% of a converter’s ink costs. 

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Apex International and Van Dam Machine design new patent-pending “CRX” technology for FDoR® printing on conical shapes

By Nick Harvey | Aug 27, 2021 10:43:02 AM

Van Dam Machine’s new FDoR® technology allows for flexographic printing directly onto rigid packaging

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