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Printing Process Description
SCREEN-PRINTING

In screen-printing, screen fabric is stretched over a frame. The grade of the screen fabric and the weight of the fibers are determined by the print resolution and the viscosity of the ink.

The template coating is then applied to the screen fabric either manually or photomechanically. The actual motive to be printed can be anything at all. For example, the template material could be a light-sensitive emulsion. If a printing film on this coated screen is then exposed, the emulsion on the exposed areas hardens and the unexposed areas can be rinsed clean with water.

A rubber squeegee draws ink across the screen, transferring it through the mesh of the fabric onto the desired material wherever the screen is not coated. The screen is then lifted away and the print is ready.
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FLEXO-PRINTING

Flexography is a high speed printing process that uses flexible plates made of photopolymer. The inked plates have a slightly raised image and are rotated on a cylinder to transfer the image to the substrate.
Rubber plate with raised image rotates on cylinder to transfer image to labels. 





DIGITAL PRINTING

Digitally printed graphics offer full color print along with precision cutting to fulfill your short run and unique sized projects.  Using solvent based inks, our digital process handles material up to 54" wide and can produce a number of unique products without the limitations of flexo or screen printing.
Digital Labels, Digitally Printed Labels
Digital Printing Products:
Short Run Labels
Banners
Trade Show Materials
Vehicle Graphics
Posters
Window Graphics
Signage
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A squeegee draws ink across the screen transferring image through to the vinyl.

The Benefits of Screen-Printing

 
• Screen printing inks are ultraviolet (UV) light cured, pigmented colors.

• These inks are glossy and very resistant to chemicals and abrasion.

Screen-Printed materials are weather proof and waterproof and may be used indoors and outdoors.
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flexo printing
The Benefits of Flexo-Printing

 
• Very economical.

• Environmentally friendly.  Flexo inks are water based and can be printed on 100% recycled materials.

• This system can be well suited for a wide variety of materials including paper, plastic, acetate film, polyethylene, and newsprint.

• In addition to creating full-color materials, most flexographic presses accommodate laminating and die cutting processes to protect the product's final shape and size

• Flexo-Printed materials are not weather proof, therefore only indoor use is recommended.

• Flexo-Printed inks will vary slightly in color from our standard screen printed inks.


Click here for a small selection of Label Network's printed Flexo samples.

Custom contour cutting capabilities allow the digital printer plotter to cut virtually any shape desired.




Vinyl Cut Letters & Logos
Floor Graphics
Variable Data Labels
Static Cling Labels
View Thru, Opaque or Cover Up Labels
& More