Printing Variety | Relief printing

Relief printing

Relief printing

Relief printing takes its name from the way in which the print surface is created. This printing method was developed in the 15th century by Johannes Gutenberg; in it the print elements lie on top of the printing plate and stand out from it. This means that the printing plate stands higher in those areas that contain the image than in the areas that remain free. The classic rubber stamp is an example of relief printing.

OUR KEY AREAS IN RELIEF PRINTING PLATEMAKING ARE:

  • Flexography
  • Flexo post-print
  • Flexo pre-print
  • Letterpress

Flexography

Flexography is also a form of relief printing. The printing plate consists of a flexible photopolymer printing plate.

We supply photopolymer plates, 0.76 to 6.35 mm thick, maximum format. The main application fields for flexography are films and sleeves, in other words the supports on which the printing plates are mounted.

These intermediate carriers are necessary to enable the printing plate to be mounted on the cylinder of the flexographic printing press. This places very high demands on the printing plate, and we specialise in perfecting and mounting this.