Viscosity Control for Flexographic Printing Processes

Enhance your flexographic printing operations with viscosity control solutions
designed to improve performance and reduce costs.

Flexographic Viscosity Solutions

As a flexographic printer, you must be able to adapt your processes to print on a diverse range of substrates, including plastic, metallic films, paper, and cellophane. If these variations weren’t enough, you still have to worry about maintaining adequate ink viscosity, temperature control, and solvent levels.

Even the slightest alterations in any of these areas can lead to imperfect print jobs and customer rejections due to issues like bleeding and smearing, color variations, striations and other print quality shortcomings. And that doesn’t even address the potential waste, downtime and loss of revenue you might experience.

Learn more about the solutions and products that Saint Clair Systems and Norcross Viscosity Controls can customize to help you maintain production standards, manage materials and resources, and reduce costs:

Common issues:

Operating your flexographic printing process without reliable viscosity monitoring and control can lead to a number of costly errors. Viscosity control can help alleviate the frequency of some of the following miscues:

  • Fisheyes
  • Foaming
  • Halos
  • Mottle
  • Poor trapping
  • Inconsistent color
  • Ink smearing
  • Uneven print

Viscosity control benefits:

With our customized viscosity control solutions, your corrugated printing operation can enjoy the following benefits:

  • More consistent product from roll to roll due to automatic control of inks and solvents
  • Maintained color
  • Increased ink mileage
  • Solvent control
  • Less environmental impact, with less solvent released into the atmosphere
  • Decreased waste