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 Hot Stamp  
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
paper ink rhodaminered - Ink PrintRhodamine Red
paper ink red186 - Ink PrintRed 186
paper ink burgandy208 - Ink PrintBurgundy 208
paper ink purple527 - Ink PrintPurple 527
paper ink purple259 - Ink PrintPurple 259
paper ink brown463 - Ink PrintBrown 463
paper ink processblue - Ink PrintProcess Blue
paper ink reflexblue - Ink PrintReflex Blue
paper ink darkblue282 - Ink PrintDark Blue 282
paper ink teal327 - Ink PrintTeal 327
paper ink lightgreen347 - Ink PrintLight Green 347
paper ink kellygreen355 - Ink PrintKelly Green 355
paper ink darkgreen342 - Ink PrintDark Green 342
paper ink charcoal431 - Ink PrintCharcoal 431
paper ink black - Ink PrintBlack
 
PLASTIC INK COLORS
plastic ink rhodaminered - Ink PrintRhodamine Red
plastic ink red199 - Ink PrintRed 199
plastic ink purple527 - Ink PrintPurple 527
paper ink burgandy208 - Ink PrintBurgundy 208
plastic ink brown497 - Ink PrintBrown 497
plastic ink processblue - Ink PrintProcess Blue
plastic ink reflexblue - Ink PrintReflex Blue
plastic ink teal328 - Ink PrintTeal 328
plastic ink kellygreen355 - Ink PrintKelly Green 355
plastic ink darkgreen342 - Ink PrintDark Green 342
plastic ink charcoal431 - Ink PrintCharcoal 431
plastic ink black - Ink PrintBlack