Ink Printing is a form of post-printing which utilizes a flexible "relief" plate, and is often referred to as "flexo printing". The flexible, often rubber, plate is dipped in liquid ink and stamped onto the paper or plastic bag or apparel box.
Ink Printed products are made by first creating resilient relief image plate out of rubber or a photo polymer material. This plate is then affixed to plate cylinders and is inked by an ink-metering roll that carries a fast-drying fluid ink to the plates. Flexography is a rotary printing method - for every revolution of the printing plate cylinder, which the plate is attached to, one imprint is produced.
Flexographic ink printing can be done on a wide variety of absorbent and non-absorbent substrates
The process uses fast-drying inks, and can print wet ink over dry ink, allowing for tight registration on images
Can PMS match a specific color - $75.00 per color; use PMS Match plate charges
Some paper substrates or uncoated surfaces absorb the ink differently, so the overall ink color appearance may vary. For these difficult substrates, we recommend hot stamping
ink printing charges
Up to 1,000 impressions, flat charge of:
greater than 1,000, per impression charge of:
pms match per color:
ink printing plates
|size of plate
|1" to 25"
|26" to 50"
|51" to 75"
|76" to 100"
|101" to 150"
Additional pricing info
- Add printing & plate charges to stock product total to get estimated total cost
- No set-up fees! Minimal art fees for proofing will apply
- Additional art fees may apply if artwork is not sent in appropriate format (see art submission). All art is subject to review by art department
- Does not include taxes or shipping
Paper Ink Colors
Dark Blue 282
Light Green 347
Kelly Green 355
Dark Green 3425
Plastic Ink Colors
Kelly Green 355
Dark Green 342
Items that can be ink-printed:
Hi Density Embossed Die Cut
Single Strap Handeltotes™ Bags
Textured Matte Laminated Euro