HD Flexo Printing, HD Label Printing, High-Resolution Printing
At Label Impressions quality is our top priority. As one of a handful of Certified High Definition flexographic printers you are assured that your artwork is reproduced flawlessly, dot for dot. Our high definition (HD) printing capabilities mean we manufacture the highest quality, eye catching labels, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging on the market at the lowest total applied cost.
High Definition printing is the highest standard in label and flexible film printing, rivaling the more costly rotogravure process. With Certified HD Flexo printing, we're able to match the quality of your offset/lithographic printed pieces such as unit cartons and marketing pieces. With this cutting-edge HD Flexo printing technology, Label Impressions is able to offer our clients:
- Outstanding tonal range, detail and contrast
- Smooth vignettes and gradients - print to zero
- Brilliant colors, dazzling highlights and denser solid areas
- Higher line counts (175 lpi - 220 lpi) with smaller, clearer dots
- A perfect match to shorter run digitally printed pieces
- More consistent color and quality
- GREENER technology
- Faster turnaround times
HD Flexo by Esko combines 4000 dpi HD optics with unique print screening technologies to achieve sharper and more accurate imaging on labels, tags, and flexible film. The result is excellent print quality and simplified plate production (lower cost) because the high-resolution optics deliver sharper imaging of text and lines and more clearly defined, better shaped screen dots. HD Flexo printing has raised the industry standard by providing the HD Label Printing quality of offset printing and the HD Flexo Printing quality of gravure printing at a fraction of the price.
With HD Flexo Printing and HD Label Printing, high-resolution imaging on laser etched plates creates a textured surface on the plate, improving ink lay-down and increasing ink density on the final print. The result is improved image richness and contrast on labels, tags, but especially on shrink sleeves and flexible film (packettes, pouches and sample sachets). This is especially helpful for PANTONE® colors, and for white underprints.
The plate's super textured surface also means better ink density and better control. With our in-house HD Flexo digital platemaking press, press check approvals go more smoothly and clients are in and out quickly because we're up to color quickly with no waiting.
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Gravure and Offset versus Flexo- HD Flexo platemaking changes the game
It used to be that if you wanted the absolute highest quality labels or flexible film the only way to go was rotogravure. But with HD flexo that has changed. With HD flexo labels and flexible film printed on flexo presses rivals those printed via the more expensive gravure process. HD has allowed for smaller runs at higher quality and larger runs without the expensive setup. Matching litho runs is now easy- your label can now 'match' your box or other packaging!
A Greener Plate Process?
Yes! In keeping with Label Impressions' 'greener philosophy' and eco vision we determined HD platemaking to be a more sustainable. Longer runs means less plate washing which, in turn, means less water waste, plus the plates last longer than regular plates reducing plate waste. Label Impressions' management team is currently active with the TLMI (Tag and Label Manufacturers Instutute) plate recycling task force and are currently determining the best method of recycling our HD plates, as well as working to help others in the industry to do the same.