Flexography is generally known as ‘anline’ printing, it is a method which allows ink printing on several surfaces quickly and efficiently. This printing is seen in ranges of applications, for instance food packing industry and colored plastic bags. It is leading other types of printing like screen printing, because flexography allows faster and larger volume printed goods. At large scale production, flexography allows higher level of automation and minimal operator influence during printing which help producing at economical costs. Figure 1 is graphical representation of flexographic printing. Basically, it transfer liquid ink on the raised surface of photopolymer printing plate which contains the image which is …show more content…
When anilox is transferring the ink on the printing plate, it is then transfer to substrate (on which material is getting printed) which is pulled through as the anilox and printing cylinders are turning.
Just like anilox force, printing force is very essential in the printing process for avoiding imperfect printing. Barrelling is the name used for the printing forces effects.
Figure 2 - Example of Barrelling of a Printing Plate
Barrelling is a name for