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Why should you characterize each type of substrate?

The substrates and/or materials represent one of the most important variables within the printing process, since they directly affect the quality, durability and result of the final product. There is a wide variety on the market, paper, cardboard, metallized BOPP, transparent, pearlescent, white, Plastics, Polypro, to name a few.

If you offer more than two types, you must understand that each one has unique properties and characteristics (chemical composition, raw material, porosity, color, etc.), that cannot be worked under the same printing scheme.

By characterizing by type, you can identify, measure and document the capabilities of all inputs, analyzing each behavior to establish specific parameters and obtain optimal results based on compatibility, ink adhesion and color consistency without affecting opacity, gloss and tone of the substrate affect the result. Additionally:

• Guarantee the quality of your prints.

• Maintain the consistency.

• Ensure the efficiency by avoiding unnecessary adjustments and repetitive tests, contributing to greater process efficiency.

• Reduce the probability of errors and waste.

• Contribute whit the environment by having a more sustainable and ecological approach in production.

• You comply with the standards and expectations of your clients, as well as the quality standards of the industrial sector.

Therefore, it is essential to understand and adapt the printing process to the specific characteristics of each one.

If you are going to incorporate a new material into your printing press or you have not characterized the ones you already have, we invite you to do so. At Grafiflex, we have a highly qualified and updated team to characterize them based on the variables that best suit your needs. We assure you that your printing process will be a before and after.

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