Label printing

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17.11.21 08:00 AM - Comment(s)

There are many types of rollers in your printing press and they all have unique functions and uses.

In this blog I’ll guide you through the various roller types, what they do, the coating of the roller surface, shore hardness and other functions.


Path rollers

The most common and widely used roller is t...

23.07.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

When printing products for food packaging, low migration ink is required to comply with food safety standards.

Low migration ink limits or prevents migration of ink through the substrate to packaged food, making it safe for food-based packaging. Compliance can also depend on the type of ink used suc...

01.04.21 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

The rotogravure printing process (gravure for short) was first patented in 1860 as a collaboration between Klic and Fawcett in Lancaster.

Gravure is mainly used for high detail printing and larger runs such as packaging, magazines and catalogues, thermal coating of paper, receipt rolls, semi-conduct...

01.02.21 08:00 AM - Comment(s)

Correctly setting up the print units and colour sequence is important and influences the final print’s outcome.

The rule of thumb is from lightest to darkest colour, though this can also depend on whether it’s line work with no overlapping colours or transparency of UV inks; or if it’s tight registe...

20.11.20 08:00 AM - Comment(s)

Die cutting is a process that cuts the required shape, whether it’s a simple circle, square or a more complex design - the possibilities are endless.

The process can include cutting through the substrate and leaving behind a shape for labels, cartons, and cups, or just cutting the top layer and not ...

09.11.20 08:00 AM - Comment(s)

Embossing is one of many embellishment processes used in printing that gives labels a unique and appealing look with a raised image or pattern. There’s also the process of debossing that gives an opposite, relief effect.

Both applications can be done by rotary, semi-rotary and flatbed processes, with...

13.10.20 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

At this year’s Labelexpo Europe, our goal was to do it differently.

Our focus was on four key topics around the printing press: Service, Applications, Connectivity and Productivity. Named ‘Beyond the Machine’, the concept was introduced during the show, physically forming four ‘islands’ around a full...

28.11.19 08:00 AM - Comment(s)

When printing labels or flexible packaging, the process of drying the ink is an essential part that has a big impact on the quality of the result. Due to price, technological or legal reasons, several printers use water-based (WB) or solvent-based (SB) inks.

Choice of hot air dryer is essential for d...

12.06.18 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

Investing in a label printing press is a big decision. As a printer, there are many factors to consider before purchasing your next press, well beyond the selling price.

How the press will perform — in the long term — should be your top concern. At MPS, our presses are all designed and built with foc...

07.06.18 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

Welcome to my second blog about safety in the printing process when using solvent inks. As highlighted in my first blog, safety on the job is a primary concern in every company.

Possible risks with solvent-based inks 

Usage of solvent-based inks inside a complex machine such as a flexo press does...

08.05.18 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

The label printing industry is quickly evolving due to pressured prices, job sizes that get smaller and smaller, and the demand for short delivery times. This affects the daily work as in your print shop. It’s your responsibility to produce labels with a consistent print quality at the lowest cost p...

10.04.18 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

High-quality output at the lowest cost per 1000 labels — that’s what you want to achieve. Therefore, you need an efficient and reliable label printing process to improve the print quality and reduce printing waste, amongst others. In this blog, I’ll describe three steps that help you optimise your p...

09.01.18 08:00 AM - Comment(s)

As a production leader, it’s your goal to meet shipping dates, guarantee consistent quality, and optimise the printing process. And that’s a real challenge in the label industry, where job sizes get smaller and delivery times shorter.

Therefore, it becomes increasingly important to have a viable pri...

21.12.17 08:00 AM - Comment(s)

To a large extent, printing press operators determine the quality of your products and enhance customer satisfaction; they are the final step towards customers. Whether you like it or not, operators are responsible for your printing presses and their output. The quality of this output ultimately det...

14.12.17 08:00 AM - Comment(s)