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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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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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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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There may be other ways to solve your drying problems…

By Apex International | Jan 29, 2020 4:00:00 AM

Probably the easiest and fastest way to solve any ink drying problems during print production is to add some drying solvent to the ink. However: it is usually not your ink that is actually causing the problem. It may be worth it to take a different approach and prevent the problem from (re-)occurring. 

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