In gravure printing, the ink body is carved on the pit plate. The shape of the pit is the same as the original image. There is no ink on the surface of the plate. When the printer contacts the printer, the ink in the pit is transferred to the surface of the substrate to complete the printing process. Gravure printing technology has high security, wide range, printing quality, suitable for mass printing and other printing methods, such as different unique characteristics, now many cigarette labels, plastic film, liquid food packaging, pharmaceutical packaging printing, its characteristics are suitable for large-scale production of packaging specifications, continuity.
What are the characteristics of gravure and flexo printing?
Flexible printing has unique flexibility, economy and good environmental protection, which meets the hygienic standards of food packaging printing, and is also one of the reasons for the rapid development of flexible printing technology in foreign countries. However, from the current situation in our country, offset printing is more popular, gravure printing also occupies a larger market in the packaging industry, and flexographic printing started late. Although great progress has been made in recent years, there is still a big gap in the international advanced technology level. At present, label printing is widely used.
These two printing technologies are basic in the process of digital pre-press plate-making, the original production process of corrosive plate environmental pollution has been eliminated. In the process of printing, flexo printing has the advantages of large batch, high speed and good consistency. The current digital printing technology has also brought, but does not exclude the field of digital printing technology. There is a qualitative leap forward, especially in intaglio printing of plastic film.
According to the current development trend, the breakthrough point of digital printing technology can be realized here. Of course, the combination of gravure printing, flexographic printing and digital printing technology has become a reality on printing boxes. Typically, the use of flexible printing technology for dry rubber trademarks and the use of anti-counterfeiting trademarks for variable data printing of digital printing barcodes has become a reality. Therefore, as gravure and flexo printing enterprises, with the development of digital printing technology, especially the digital technology before printing and plate-making and anti-counterfeiting trademark printing, variable data printing bar code technology is absolutely necessary.