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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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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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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How Rethinking Anilox Boosts Productivity

By Apex International | May 17, 2017 11:59:44 AM

Providing the highest quality in flexographic printing has always been key to the rise of Uniflex, ever since its foundation in 1996. Based in Minsk (Belarus), it is now one of the biggest producers of flexible packaging of the CIS and Eastern Europe. Constantly looking for ways to further improve its performance, Uniflex recently decided to switch to Apex anilox rollers: “GTT rollers allow us to print at maximum production speed, while maintaining stable an invariable ink transfer at all times.”

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Apex’ Revolutionary Reinvention of Anilox Ink Transfer

By Jeanine Graat | Apr 18, 2017 10:36:50 AM

In flexographic printing, the anilox surface where ink meets plate has always been one of the prime limiting factors in print quality, press speed, and workflow. “Apex has met that challenge head-on by reinventing the very concept of ink-to-plate transfer”, says Nick Harvey, Technical Applications Director at Apex, describing the continual improvement and growing success of GTT since its introduction in 2007. “We have established well over 20,000 installationsworldwide so far. Anilox manufacturers are paying Apex the ultimate compliment now by actually trying to emulate our patented Open Slalom Ink Channel anilox surface geometry by coming up with (semi-) open cell engravings and all variations of cells with removed walls.”

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