Can a Unit-Type Flexo Press Handle Solvent-Based Inks?

A unit-type flexo press is a versatile printing press that can handle various printing applications. But can it handle solvent-based inks? The answer is yes, it can. In this article, we will provide you with the basic definition and product features of the unit-type flexo press. We will also discuss its advantages, working principle, application scenarios, how to select, and possible problems that may arise during its usage. Additionally, we will introduce EVER-POWER, a factory that specializes in manufacturing flexo presses.

Basic Definition and Product Features

A unit-type flexo press is a printing press used in the flexographic printing process. It has modular units that can be combined and configured according to specific printing requirements. Each unit of the press consists of various components, such as a plate cylinder, anilox roller, inking system, and impression cylinder, which work together to transfer ink onto the printing substrate.

Unit-type flexo presses offer great flexibility and versatility in printing applications. The modular design allows for easy customization and configuration of the press based on the desired printing process, substrate, and colors required. This adaptability makes it suitable for a wide range of industries and products.

Advantages

  1. Versatility

  2. Unit-type flexo presses offer great flexibility and versatility in printing applications.

  3. High Printing Quality

  4. Flexo presses have made significant advancements in recent years, achieving excellent print quality comparable to other printing methods.

  5. Speed and Efficiency

  6. Unit-type flexo presses are known for their high production speeds. They can handle rapid printing tasks, making them suitable for large-scale printing operations.

  7. Cost-Effectiveness

  8. Flexo printing, including unit-type flexo presses, is generally considered a cost-effective solution for medium to high-volume printing.

  9. Wide Substrate Compatibility

  10. Unit-type flexo presses are compatible with a variety of substrates, including paper, cardboard, films, labels, and flexible packaging materials.

  11. Environmentally Friendly

  12. Flexo printing, including unit-type flexo presses, has made significant strides in reducing environmental impact.

  13. Inline Finishing Options

  14. Unit-type flexo presses can be equipped with various inline finishing options, such as laminating, die-cutting, embossing, and varnishing.

  15. Continuous Innovation

  16. The flexographic printing industry is continuously evolving, with ongoing advancements in technology, materials, and processes.

Working Principle

The unit-type flexo press has a plate cylinder with a flexible printing plate attached to it. The anilox roller transfers ink to the plate cylinder, and the impression cylinder receives the substrate to be printed. After the ink is transferred, a drying system is employed to evaporate solvents or cure the ink. Unit-type flexo presses are designed with repeatable units, which can be combined to achieve multi-color printing.

Application Scenarios

Unit-type flexo presses can be used in various industries and products, including:

  1. Flexible Packaging
  2. Corrugated Packaging
  3. Labels and Tags
  4. Folding Cartons
  5. Paper Products

How to Select

When selecting a unit-type flexo press, consider the following factors:

  1. Printing Requirements
  2. Flexibility and Customization
  3. Print Quality and Registration
  4. Production Speed and Efficiency
  5. Substrate Compatibility
  6. Inking and Drying Systems
  7. Support and Service
  8. Budget and Return on Investment
  9. Industry Reputation and Reviews
  10. Future Expansion and Upgrades

Possible Problems and Solutions

  1. Ink Smearing or Blurring

  2. Ensure proper ink viscosity and consistency. Adjust the doctor blade pressure to achieve a clean and even ink transfer. Verify that the anilox roller is clean and free from dried ink or debris. Check for excessive plate wear or damage and replace if necessary. Optimize drying parameters to ensure proper ink curing.

  3. Registration Issues

  4. Verify that all mechanical adjustments, such as gear settings and tension controls, are properly calibrated. Check for worn or damaged gears, cylinders, or rollers and replace as needed. Ensure the plate cylinder and substrate tension are correctly set. Align the printing plates accurately and securely on the plate cylinder. Regularly clean and maintain the registration sensors and control systems.

EVER-POWER

EVER-POWER is a factory that specializes in manufacturing printing and packaging equipment, precision coating equipment, and special electromechanical equipment. The company has a core technology group including tension system coupling modeling and decoupling control technology, equipment intelligent control technology, precision coating composite technology, high-speed high-definition printing technology, coating curing and solvent residue control technology, and multi material adaptive winding technology.

EVER-POWER has obtained ISO9001:2015 international quality system certification, SGS certification, and EU CE safety certification, and has a complete after-sales service system. We produce high-quality flexo presses that can replace other brand products. We encourage you to explore and purchase our products, which will help you improve user stickiness and conversion rates.

Questions and Answers

  1. What is a unit-type flexo press?
  2. A unit-type flexo press is a type of printing press used in the flexographic printing process. It has modular units that can be combined and configured according to specific printing requirements.

  3. What are the advantages of a unit-type flexo press?
  4. The advantages of a unit-type flexo press include versatility, high printing quality, speed and efficiency, cost-effectiveness, wide substrate compatibility, environmentally friendly, inline finishing options, and continuous innovation.

  5. What industries can use a unit-type flexo press?
  6. Unit-type flexo presses can be used in various industries, including flexible and corrugated packaging, labels and tags, folding cartons, and paper products.

  7. What factors should be considered when selecting a unit-type flexo press?
  8. Printing requirements, flexibility and customization, print quality and registration, production speed and efficiency, substrate compatibility, inking and drying systems, support and service, budget and return on investment, industry reputation and reviews, and future expansion and upgrades.

  9. What are the possible problems that may arise during the usage of a unit-type flexo press?
  10. Possible problems include ink smearing or blurring and registration issues.