Western Packaging Distribution

Printing Services

Digital Printing :

Digital Printing is an evolving printing process that has risen in popularity with low volume runs and seasonal packaging productions. It doesn't require plates or set up waste with a minimum quantity of 1,000, allowing for reduced costs and lead times. Its quality has grown with the technical improvement of CMYK color mixes, matching a higher number of Pantone inks for full-color jobs. Digital printing can help any business launch a product with ease. Throughout the years, it can help a product identify with consumers faster, resulting in more sales. 

Digital Printing is Growing. 

Digital Printing had progressed significantly since the days when it first began. It can utilize broadened hues nearby CMYK, taking into consideration closer shading coordinating. This process likewise shuts the hole between digital inks and Pantones. Digital Printing can also print a higher DPI than Flexographic Printing. Computerized images truly sparkle on the short to medium quantity runs. Since you needn't bother with plates, you can change your art as many times as you need.

Flexographic :

Flexographic Printing truly sparkles on the more extensive runs. By utilizing quick-drying inks, enables the press to run at a lot quicker pace. Probably the most significant advantage is the solidness of the material.This takes into consideration a more extended timeframe of realistic usability. Flexographic Printing can utilize essentially any material. Likewise, you can add various procedures to the press line, like cold foil, spot varnishes, and embellishments. With the utilization of Pantones, Flexographic Printing can hit hues all the more accurately. 

Flexographic Printing utilizes flexible plates that transfer the inks onto almost any type of flexible substrates. Films can print using a reverse printing process or surface-printed paper using foil or film materials with up to 10 colors. Flexography uses water-based and UV curable inks offering excellent print quality for the 4-color process and Pantone matching colors. It is primarily suitable for high-volume printing and custom packaging that requires special effects and finishes, often impossible to achieve with digital printing. In addition, high-volume flexography is more cost-effective. Products that can print using flexography are: Shrink sleeves, pouches, pressure-sensitive labels.

Rotogravure :

Rotogravure Printing is a high-speed, high-quality printing process. An image is engraved onto a cylinder and, like flexographic printing, uses a rotary printing press. It's primarily used for high-volume printing in packaging. It delivers a full range of tonal values in photographs, and the cylinders can last for millions of impressions. However, its cost is higher than other printing methods, and it is not cost-effective for shorter runs. 

The content in Rotogravure printing is prepared as a positive film. A gravure printing plate is then made of copper is prepared to accept the photomechanical transfer utilizing a gravure screen. This screen is a grid of closely intersecting lines that create thousands of tiny squares on the plate, which will react differentially to an etching bath after the plate is exposed to light through the positive film. The different depths of the etched cells determine the tones of the printed image, with deeper cells holding more ink for a darker color and shallow cells for a lighter color.

Offset :

Offset printing is a widely known printing technique. The image on a printing plate is printed on a rubber cylinder and then transferred to the material. The rubber cylinder gives excellent flexibility, permitting printing on wood, cloth, metal, leather, and rough paper. 

In offset printing, the matter printing is neither raised above the surface of the printing plate, like on a letterpress nor sunk below it as in gravure printing. Instead, offset prints flush with the surface of the printing plate; this offset is classified as a planographic method of printing.