Flexographic printing uses the technique of "letterpress printing", the oldest printing technique ever. Our state-of-the-art Gallus Labelmaster 440 Advanced and GALLUS RCS 330 machines allow us to print long runs across the entire product portfolio – from self-adhesive labels to laminate tubes, from flexible packaging through to shrink sleeve labels.
Flexographic printing is the most utilised technology at Colognia. We currently offer printing with up to 10 units. They can be used for inks and/or finishing, all in a single pass through the machine. For finishing, you can use screen printing, hot embossing, cold embossing, or even final treatment by varnishing or lamination.
Our maximum input material width is 440 mm. This allows us to produce multiple productions (motifs) side by side and thus save material, time, and your money. We can print on adhesives, undersides and silicone.
We also have our own in-house CTP studio, where we produce Asahi Kasei's AWP™ flexo plates – one of the best available on the market today.
We place emphasis on the quality of our services, especially the quality of printing. That is why we have installed 100% HD cameras directly onto machines, so as to monitor every millimetre of the job and compare it with the approved original. Nothing will slip past that does not belong on your product.
We understand that you want to inspect the quality for yourself. Therefore we are happy to invite you right into our production facility, so you can be there when your print job is launched.
Flexographic printing is the technique of so-called "letterpress printing", the oldest printing technique ever, used for printing on a wide range of materials. Inks are applied to the printed material using printing plates and then dried depending on the chosen type of ink – UV inks are dried by UV lamps, water-based inks by special dryers.
A specific feature of flexographic printing is the need for a custom printing plate for each colour used. This is one of the reasons why it is generally designed for longer jobs, where the input costs of the printing plates are more spread out.