Plate mounting tapes – flexographic printing
Flexotips from tesa®

Flexotips from tesa®

The quality of print on packaging can make or break a brand, and with the diversity in flexographic printing it can be confusing as to how the best print quality can be produced. As a leader in the field and with over 30 years experience in the industry, let us help with some hints and tips that we have learnt along the way



You can take care when mounting plates and can ensure you have followed all the instructions, however you can still experience some undesirable outcomes. Over the weeks we will put together a list of issues we have come across and how we suggest to overcome these. 

Print Problem No.1: Pinholing

“no-label-look” Nivea print sample
“no-label-look” Nivea print sample

A common issue with flexible packaging motifs is the so-called ‘pinholing’ effect. It describes the uneven or incomplete ink distribution when printing a solid area, resulting in a loss of density and a reduced colour vibrancy. Only continuous ink films reflect light evenly and only then does a solid area look appealing to the consumer looking at a package on display in a supermarket shelf

If you are experiencing this problem, complete the contact form below and we will contact you to discuss the best options available to you

In the meantime download the brochure to see how tesa Softprint® can help reduce this flexographic printing problem 

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How to Correctly Mount a plate with tesa® Softprint