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 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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Pushing the limits in flexo to enable innovative packaging solutions - Apex and iPB Printing partner in innovation

By Bas van der Poel | Oct 23, 2018 3:33:38 AM

Ton Lavrijsen and his brother Bart are today’s third generation at the helm of the iPB family business. Having recently installed two brand new Bobst 10-colour flexo presses, they are ready to once again push the limits of innovation in packaging solutions. “Technology is really the tool that enables us to excel in what differentiates us from our competitors: product development. That is why it is also important for us to partner with specialists like Apex International: by combining skills and knowledge, we can both improve and innovate faster.”

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