With advances in modern printing innovation and brand competition, packaging now plays a major role in promoting your brand. Many companies are turning to flexography to create eye-catching designs, logos and messaging on their standard mailing or e-commerce shipping boxes. Flexo printing on boxes is a popular choice for jobs requiring high volumes of labels and packaging.
Flexography involves using flexible printing plates mounted on fast-rotating cylinders. During the process, we wind a flexible, photopolymer plate around a rotating cylinder for each color. The graphics and text for each color are then raised from the surface of the plate. Only the raised portions of the plate get inked.
We use presses during the flexographic printing process to print on a variety of thicknesses of corrugated board and achieve speeds of up to 12,000 sheets per hour! For this reason, flexography has become the standard for many packaging companies seeking to print imaging quickly and on a multitude of substrates. Compared to other printing methods, flexo printing on boxes offers higher quality, more diversity and lower costs.
The advantages of the flexographic printing process include:
At Bolt Boxes, we help customers use flexographic printing on several different box types — C-series mailer boxes, RSC shipping boxes and end-loading boxes. Recent examples of our flexographic work on boxes include:
Because of its versatility, flexography is the printing process of choice for a wide variety of substrates, including paper, foil, film and corrugated boxes. Products that commonly use flexo printing are:
For almost 60 years, Bolt Boxes has been committed to helping companies take their branding efforts to another level with custom printed shipping boxes. We are Master G7 Certified and a member of the Fiber Box Association, meaning our boxes are 100% recyclable. Our prepress expertise allows us to deliver superior print quality and consistency on all your printed shipping boxes.
Do you need help deciding which printing option is best for you? Contact our team online today or use our online configurator to get started with flexo printing on your personalized corrugated box.