Flexo Packaging

Flexographic (flexo) packaging is a widely used printing method for producing labels, flexible packaging, corrugated boxes, and other packaging materials. It involves the use of flexible relief plates, rotating cylinders, and fast-drying inks to transfer images onto substrates.

Advantages of Flexo Packaging

High-Quality Printing

Flexographic printing uses flexible relief plates made of rubber or photopolymer materials. These plates are mounted onto cylindrical printing plates and wrapped around rotating cylinders on a flexographic printing press.

The printing plate cylinders transfer ink to a flexible rubber or photopolymer blanket cylinder, which then transfers the inked image onto the substrate (such as paper, cardboard, plastic film, or metallic foil) as it passes through the press.

Flexo printing presses can accommodate various substrates and produce high-quality prints with vibrant colors, sharp details, and consistent ink coverage.


Flexo packaging is versatile and adaptable to a wide range of substrates, including paper, cardboard, plastic films, metallic foils, and laminates. It is suitable for printing on both porous and non-porous surfaces, making it ideal for various packaging applications.

Flexo printing is used for producing labels, shrink sleeves, pouches, bags, wrappers, corrugated boxes, cartons, and other packaging materials across multiple industries, including food and beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and retail packaging.

Speed and Efficiency

Flexographic printing presses are capable of high-speed production, making them suitable for large-volume printing jobs with tight deadlines. They offer fast setup times and quick changeovers between print jobs, maximizing productivity and efficiency.

Flexo printing is well-suited for long print runs, offering competitive pricing for large quantities of packaging materials. It is a cost-effective solution for mass production of packaging labels, bags, boxes, and other materials.

Specialty Inks and Finishes

Flexo printing supports the use of specialty inks, coatings, and finishes to enhance the appearance and functionality of packaging materials. Specialty options include metallic inks, fluorescent inks, spot colors, UV coatings, laminates, and embossing.

These specialty effects add visual impact, tactile appeal, and brand differentiation to packaging designs, making products stand out on store shelves and capture consumers’ attention.

Environmental Considerations

Flexographic printing has made significant advancements in terms of environmental sustainability and eco-friendliness. Water-based inks and UV-curable inks are commonly used in flexo printing, reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and minimizing environmental impact.

Flexo packaging is recyclable and supports sustainable packaging initiatives aimed at reducing waste, conserving resources, and promoting circular economy principles.

Flexo Packaging with Thames Label & Litho

Expertise: We bring extensive expertise in flexographic packaging, ensuring precise and high-quality printing that enhances your product’s visual appeal and brand recognition.

Versatility: Our flexo packaging solutions cater to a wide range of packaging needs, from flexible pouches and labels to corrugated boxes and more, offering versatility to meet diverse industry requirements.

Innovation: Utilizing state-of-the-art flexographic printing technology, we deliver vibrant colors, sharp details, and consistent print quality that elevate your packaging and captivate consumers.

Cost-Effectiveness: Benefit from cost-efficient production processes that reduce setup times and material waste, providing competitive pricing for both small and large-scale production runs.

Customer Satisfaction: We prioritize customer satisfaction with responsive service, timely delivery, and a commitment to exceeding expectations in quality and reliability.

Flexo packaging is a versatile, efficient, and cost-effective printing method for producing high-quality packaging materials across a wide range of industries. With its versatility, speed, and ability to accommodate specialty inks and finishes, flexo printing continues to be a preferred choice for brands seeking to create attractive and functional packaging solutions.

Choose Thames Label & Litho for flexo packaging solutions that drive success, enhance brand appeal, and ensure your products stand out in the market.