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Flexographic Printing Gains Popularity in the 21st Century

Flexographic Printing is a method of printing that uses presses to produce a good quality outcome on different non-porous substrates. It is the easiest method of printing utilized in the decorating and packaging printing. Flexographic printing works well on the self-adhesive labels, flexible packaging, envelopes, brown corrugated cartons, flexible plastics, cellophane, metallic films, and disposable cups and containers. The printing method is very easy to use on large orders of custom labels in a very short time. Additionally, it is easy to incorporate the water-based inks with the printers, therefore reducing the emission of VOC.

Process of flexographic printing

Among the chemicals used in flexographic printing, include water and solvent-based inks, roller cleaning solvents and plate making solution. The method of printing is a combination of the letterpress and the rotogravure forms of printing. The additional features in the flexographic printing include the relief plates (photopolymer or rubber), a viscous solvent, and the inks from the two roller inking system. The process of printing involves mounting the plates onto the printing cylinder. The variations of the machines used in the printing involve the use of the 12-color presses instead of the usual six and addition of thin metal sheets on the plates attached to the printing cylinder.

Acquiring the flexible relief plates is a bit expensive, and one would require extra care while handling them. Therefore, one should employ the use of flexcarts, flexstands, and flex storage solutions to ensure a safe way of handling the plates.

Flex Storage Solutions

Ensure proper storage of the flexible plates to preserve them and prevent a lot of wear and tear that tends to reduce their lifespan. The traditional methods used in preservation included the stacking, associated with a lot of wear and tear. The modern method used involves the use of the plate and sleeve storage racks that are either mobile or fixed racks. To ensure maximum efficiency in handling racks, use the fixed ones rather than mobile ones.


A flexcart is a machine used in moving the flexographic printing equipment from one place to another. A good flexcart should be lightweight, durable, compact, and easy to maneuver, as well as a functional wheel style. Sometimes, smaller and narrower carts may be more capable and deliver more service than the bigger one. A flex part comes with over 100 set of tools and a tool bag that has more than 80 tools that every Flexographic printer needs to operate.


Engineers and operators use a flexstand to secure the rounded Selfeeders and Synchro Tappers in a flexographic printer. There are different models of flexstands available in the market depending on the layout of the machine they have. They include the base support stands, column parallel, swivel flexstands. The stands allow the use of the machines at any angle. The Flex Essentials website has more online resources available.

Treat Them to a Special Gift This Christmas with a Personalized Wooden Wine Box

Canadians celebrate their Christmas in a different style. Homes are decorated with lights and Christmas trees and people prepare their favorite meals and desserts. For instance, you cannot miss some delicious fruit cake around Christmas time. As wine enthusiasts, a meal is never complete at this period of the year without a bottle of champagne, spirit, or wine. About 80 percent of Canadians enjoy wine and they do it mostly during the holidays.

This Christmas season, make your family and friends feel loved and appreciated by sending them wine in a personalized wooden wine box. Wooden wine boxes are made from a variety of wood including Pine, Tung, Elm, and Plywood. These boxes can hold up to twelve standard bottles of wine or champagne. They have a natural look that makes them appear more beautiful and extraordinary! The best part is that you can engrave your own text, logo, or design into these boxes, although they are beautiful enough as they are. The best way to package your wine this holiday season is by using wooden wine boxes.

Why go for the personalized wooden wine boxes

  • Custom wood wine boxes make an excellent personalized touch to the holiday celebrations and let you present your preferred drink in style.
  • Wood gift boxes are perfect for a bottle of champagne, wine or spirits. The lid of the box can be personalized with your loved one’s name to appear beside the “Merry Christmas” decoration and your special message of choice.
  • Canada is full of stores that make custom wooden wine boxes. You will just choose a design that will be engraved directly into the wood box using a high-technology engraving machine.
  • Personalized gift boxes are excellent for incorporating the finishing touch to your Christmas gift.

With Canada being a top wine producer, it is evident that many celebrations are accompanied with a bottle of wine or champagne Canada is a vast country with people from different cultural backgrounds. Canadians like sending Christmas cards and gifts to their family and friends. As you celebrate your Christmas this season, do not forget to accompany your roast turkey with a bottle of wine elegantly packaged in a custom-made wood wine box. The box can include the names of all the family members or just a message that shows they are loved and appreciated. Note that the wood wine boxes are made from all-natural wood, and they may contain some small natural blemishes. The good thing is that they are made from quality wood that lasts for years. The Ekan Concepts inc website has more online resources and references available.