Providing Custom Turnkey Manufacturing Solutions to Convert Your Ideas to Life

Providing Custom Turnkey Manufacturing Solutions to Convert Your Ideas to Life

Rotary Flexographic Printing Services

Pepin Manufacturing Inc. offers a broad range of printing capabilities, from standard one-color to complex multi-color processes with tight print registration. We provide printing services using an array of in-house methods, including corona treating, to optimize ink adhesion on numerous substrates.

Rotary Flexographic Printing Services — The Basics

Our rotary flexographic printing and die cutting presses are geared to accommodate almost any size run. Since our printing presses can flexographically print and rotary die cut in-line, we can provide cost savings  over other companies that must utilize additional equipment to print and die cut.

Key Capabilities Include:

  • Printing of variable & sequential information
  • Logo printing in-line (registered or random printing, up to 4 colors)
  • Digital barcoding
  • Utilization of food-grade and medical-grade inks
  • Water/Solvent/UV curable inks
  • Specialty inks, including Reflective & Infrared (IR) inks
  • Precision color matching
  • Flood coating

We have extensive experience in providing printing services on various substrates to create value and to make finished disposable products. We can also laminate a medical-grade clear film over your printed material to encapsulate the ink, eliminating any risk of ink transfer or smearing.

For example — Pepin can print your logo on a medical grade foam as part of a finished body worn sensor to increase brand awareness of your product.

What is Flexographic Printing?

This printing process begins with a starting material that is wound on a roll. The material passes through a metering roller, which rotates in an ink tray. The metering roller transfers ink to the anilox roller, which then transfers to a print plate or print sleeve, which contains the artwork. The print plate(or sleeve) prints the image on the material.  Each printplate is responsible for one printed color, therefore many plates or sleeves may be required to print the final artwork.

Flexographic printing is about more than simply applying ink to a substrate. Additional processes can take place in a single pass, such as lamination, embossing or die-cutting. Integrating these processes cuts down on the time required to complete a project. If you need to maximize production speed, flexographic printing is an ideal option.

Advantages of Our Flexographic Printing Services

If you are unsure if flexography is the right service for your application, it’s important to understand the distinct advantages of this high-speed printing process. Flexographic printing is a suitable choice for many packaging and labeling applications, as it ensures high-quality prints at an affordable cost. It is especially effective for mass-produced goods, where efficiency is of utmost importance. 

Flexographic Printing vs. Offset Printing

While offset printing is similar to flexographic printing, flexographic printing utilizes the most versatile solution for business owners. Some advantages of flexographic printing vs. offset printing include:

  • Offset printing requires indirect printing through a series of offset plates. Flexographic printing allows for printing directly on the substrate.
  • Flexographic printing integrates die-cutting, folding and laminating processes into a single pass. Offset printing requires secondary processes for these tasks.
  •  Offset printing is only suitable for smooth and flat surfaces. Flexographic printing can be used for a much wider range of materials. 

Our wide variety of surfaces include:

  • Fabrics
  • Foams
  • Paper
  • Hydrocolloids
  • Polyesters
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyethylene
  • Non-wovens
  • Textiles
  • Vinyl

See the table below for a full list of surfaces

Our facility is equipped to provide rotary flexographic printing services that utilize UV, water and solvent based inks. We also have access to highly reflective and infrared (IR) inks for those unique applications. All of our work is supported with additional finishing and converting services including multilayer lamination and precision rotary die cutting to provide a total manufacturing solution.

Regardless of size or project complexity, we strive
to treat each job with individualized service.

We are constantly striving to meet and exceed the latest industry standards and specifications from: ANSI, ASTM, CSA, RoHS, CE, TS. We stand behind all of our work and have gained a reputation for total customer satisfaction and quality in multiple industries. We help our customers achieve success through manufacturing on their behalf, allowing them to sell their products under private label to retailers and distributors.

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Precision Printing Highlights

General Capabilities
Wide range of materials
Variable information
Sequential numbering
Digital barcoding
Corona Treating
Floodcoating
Color Matching
Printing and Marking Method
Digital
Thermal Transfer
Flatbed
Flexographic
Offset
Offset printing is where the inked image is transferred (offset) from a series of plates to a blanket (any flexible material). The blanket then transfers the printing and images to the media. The media can be any material.
Rotary
A rotary press consists of either a series etched curved plates attached to a rotating cylinder or an etched cylinder. The rotating plates or cylinders are mated to an opposite blank cylinder. Paper is fed between the two cylinders. Ink is applied to the etched plates/cylinder, and when coming in contact with the paper. The ink is transferred to the paper. The paper can be sheet fed or on a continuous roll.
Materials
Adhesive Backed Materials
Cloth
Fabrics
Felt
Films (All types)
Foams (All types) PE, Poron, ect.
Medical grade materials
Non-Wovens
Papers
Polyesters
Polyethylenes
Polyurethanes
Pressure Sensitive Materials
Pressure sensitive tapes and adhesives
PVC
Silicone
Textiles
Urethane
Vinyl
Print Form and Style
Ultraviolet (UV)
Water Based
Solvent Based
Floodcoating
Thermal Transfer
Print and Marking Features
Reflective
Infared (IR)
Ultraviolet (UV)
Additional Services Provided
Multi-Layer Laminating
Precision Rotary Die Cutting
Finishing / Embossing
Prepress

Additional Information

Industry Focus
Medical
Industrial
Aerospace
Defense
Appliance
Automotive
Electronics
Material Handling
Kitting and Packaging
Industry Standards
ANSI – American National Standards Institute
ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials
CE – The CE mark (officially CE marking) is a mandatory conformity mark on many products placed on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA).
CSA – Canadian Standards Association
FDA – Food And Drug Administration
ISO – International Organization for Standardization
RoHS – Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)
TS – Technical Specifications, used with ISO

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1875 Highway 61 South     Lake City, MN 55041     Toll Free: 1-800-291-6505     Tel: 651-345-5655     Fax: 651-345-5656     www.pepinmfg.com

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