You’ve made the decision to purchase a custom-made box, and you are exploring the different possibilities of printing your customized box. The majority of people would like to know what printing techniques are used and the way they’re used to the boxes. There are three primary printing techniques that are used in the production sector. They include Flexographic printing, Digital printing, and Laminating lithography. These methods can be used to create logos as well as your artwork according to the needs. The first and most affordable method can be Flexographic Printing.
Bend It until You Create It
The Flexographic printing process is a kind of printing process that utilizes an elastic plate. It is often compared to being a “modern variant of letterpress” and can be applied to almost every kind of material, including metallic cellophane, paper, etc. It’s also the most basic type of printing because it is available in one to three shades. Flexographic has earned a name for its use in basic projects.
Let’s go digital!
Then there’s Digital printing, one of the most advanced types of printing. It was developed in 1991 and is subdivided into two subcategories: inkjet and xerographic. Digital printing is still regarded as being cost-effective. The primary difference between it and flexographic printing is that the latter uses a broad spectrum of colours for the printing.
The Double L
There it is! Litho laminating is commonly thought of as being the best quality and costly. When you litho laminate, you apply a printed sheet onto the board, and the next step is to die cut it and then process it into the box. When you litho laminate, it is much better quality than traditional printing methods like flexographic and digital printing.
It’s all About The Money
After you’ve decided on one of the printing options, the primary consideration is cost. The addition of a print to your box generally will cost less than many believe they will. Studies have shown that adding a single colour print will save you 10% savings over the price of the box itself. The higher quality printing will generally cost more; however, in the end, spending money on printing is likely to be one of the cheapest costs. Additionally, when contemplating a printing method to choose, you must think about the speed at which you’ll need it to be completed. Research has proven that Flexographic has a high speed of press ( the speed at which something is printed) that ranges from 200 to 300 ( feet per minute), and digital print is characterized by low-speed presses that operate between 50 and 100 fpm. One of the most critical questions you need to inquire from the company is what time it takes to complete and afterwards compare it to other companies to determine an overall price estimation. When you look at the overall view of what has happened over time, it is evident that the average time to create custom boxes is reduced to between 3 and five business days.
There are alternative printing techniques like
– Draw on the design you have created yourself
Printing at home
Suppose you’re looking to appear as professional as you can, then I recommend joining the masses of people using companies to print patterns for their customers. Technology is constantly evolving, but no one can tell what the future holds, so perhaps print technology could be altered, and these techniques could become outdated.