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    Ink Print

    Ink Printing is a form of post-printing which utilizes a flexible "relief" plate, and is often referred to as "flexo printing". The flexible, often rubber, plate is dipped in liquid ink and stamped onto the paper or plastic bag or apparel box.
    The Process:
    Ink Printed products are made by first creating resilient relief image plate out of rubber or a photo polymer material. This plate is then affixed to plate cylinders and is inked by an ink-metering roll that carries a fast-drying fluid ink to the plates. Flexography is a rotary printing method - for every revolution of the printing plate cylinder, which the plate is attached to, one imprint is produced.
    Advantages:
    Flexographic ink printing can be done on a wide variety of absorbent and non-absorbent substrates The process uses fast-drying inks, and can print wet ink over dry ink, allowing for tight registration on images Can PMS match a specific color - $75.00 per color; use PMS Match plate charges
    Disadvantages:
    Some paper substrates or uncoated surfaces absorb the ink differently, so the overall ink color appearance may vary. For these difficult substrates, we recommend hot stamping
    Pricing:

    ink printing charges

    stock colors

    Up to 1,000 impressions, flat charge of:

    $100.00

    greater than 1,000, per impression charge of:

    $0.10

    pms match per color:

    $75.00

    ink printing plates

    size of plate ink print pms match
    1" to 25" $45 $85
    26" to 50" $60 $125
    51" to 75" $75 $155
    76" to 100" $90 $186
    101" to 150" $110 N/A

    Additional pricing info

    • Add printing & plate charges to stock product total to get estimated total cost
    • No set-up fees! Minimal art fees for proofing will apply
    • Additional art fees may apply if artwork is not sent in appropriate format (see art submission). All art is subject to review by art department
    • Does not include taxes or shipping
    Color Options:
    Paper Ink Colors
    Rhodamine Red
    Rhodamine Red
    Red 186
    Red 186
    Burgundy 208
    Burgundy 208
    Purple 527
    Purple 527
    Purple 259
    Purple 259
    Brown 463
    Brown 463
    Process Blue
    Process Blue
    Reflex Blue
    Reflex Blue
    Dark Blue 282
    Dark Blue 282
    Teal 327
    Teal 327
    Light Green 347
    Light Green 347
    Kelly Green 355
    Kelly Green 355
    Dark Green 3425
    Dark Green 3425
    Charcoal 431
    Charcoal 431
    Black
    Black
    Plastic Ink Colors
    Rhodamine Red
    Rhodamine Red
    Red 199
    Red 199
    Purple 527
    Purple 527
    Burgundy 208
    Burgundy 208
    Brown 497
    Brown 497
    Process Blue
    Process Blue
    Reflex Blue
    Reflex Blue
    Teal 328
    Teal 328
    Kelly Green 355
    Kelly Green 355
    Dark Green 342
    Dark Green 342
    Charcoal 431
    Charcoal 431
    Black
    Black
    Items that can be ink-printed:
    Frosty Colorlucent Die Cut
    Mailing Bags
    Hi Density Embossed Die Cut
    Cotton Drawstring Bag
    Patch Handle Bag
    Foldover Die Cut Handle
    Paper Non Woven
    Kraft SOS Grocery Bags
    Textured Matte Laminated Euro
    Single Strap Handeltotes™ Bags
    Apparel Boxes
    Twisted Handle Bags
    Merchandise Bags