Anilox 101: What is an Anilox?

By Apex International | Feb 21, 2023 9:04:00 AM

As a global leader and innovator of anilox rolls and sleeves, Apex International is a subject matter expert in anilox transfer technologies.  With over 11,000 clients located in 110+ countries supported by 7 manufacturing facilities positioned around the globe, Apex is the largest anilox manufacturer in the world! We proudly produce anilox roll and sleeve products for wide web, narrow web, coating and lamination, and corrugated applications. These precision rolls are known as the heart of the flexographic printing process and play a vital role in the quality and performance of the print process. In this blog, we take a closer look at what is an anilox and why is it important.

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Reducing the Occurrence of Ink Spitting

By Apex International | Feb 7, 2023 7:46:00 AM

What is Ink SPitting?

Ink spitting is caused by a buildup of ink on the opposite side of the blade, which then leaks out from the blade or contact point, creating teardrop shaped flaws in the print. Ink spitting is a random phenomenon that impacts the overall quality and profitability of an otherwise perfect print.

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Water-Based Ink Foaming GTT vs. Hexagonal

By Apex International | Jan 17, 2023 7:44:00 AM
Over the past couple of decades, flexo printing has become one of the  most essential printing technologies in use. It is particularly useful for  printing packaging at very high speeds with high-quality image fidelity, ideal for  food packaging and other products with short shelf lives.
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Three Competitive Advantages of a Global Anilox Manufacturer

By Apex International | Dec 12, 2022 10:48:00 AM

After centuries of economic and technological progress, the packaging and converting world is more connected than ever. Globalization has impacted all facets of our industry, fostering innovation and collaboration across borders for years. For converters operating in flexo, coating and embossing applications, you may find that working with a global manufacturer comes with many competitive advantages, not just for global converters, but for local converters as well.

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Coverage issues? How to Decide if Your Anilox Needs to be Assessed

By Apex International | Nov 28, 2022 10:17:00 AM

To get to the root cause of poor coverage issues, you need to ask a few questions. Here are the three common questions to help ensure there are no problems with your printing. Use this as a guide to determine the best way to fix your coverage issue.

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Innovation and Anilox Rollers for Flexo Printing

By John LoGiudice | Nov 21, 2022 10:37:00 AM

What does innovation have to do with the anilox roller in flexo printing? To answer that question, let’s look at the definition of innovation. “Innovation is the creation, development and implementation of a new product, process or service, with the aim of improving efficiency, effectiveness or competitive advantage”.

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Anilox Rolls: Trends, Optimization, and Proper Selection

By César Gustavo Soto Vallecillos | Nov 14, 2022 10:46:00 AM

Day by day the flexible packaging, labels and corrugated market are constantly changing depending on the supply-demand that exists in the commercial environment.

The anilox roll plays a very important role in the markets, since as we all know, it is the heart of the printing press. The proper selection of the screen and the volume is a crucial factor in obtaining quality and consistency of the final printed product.  However, this is only half of the story. 

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The Glue Set Solution for a Volatile Corrugated Manufacturing Market

By Apex International | Nov 4, 2022 10:26:44 AM

Since 2020, the corrugated manufacturing industry has endured numerous crisis-level events that have resulted in shortages, delays and price increases for raw materials, energy and transportation. The pandemic, along with droughts and storms in the Western hemisphere, have abruptly impacted corn starch supply in the Americas; The war in Ukraine is impacting European industrial starch production; And rising tensions in China and Korea have caused further interruptions in the corrugated supply

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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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