This is a direct printing method by a so-called “flexible” printing form, made of rubber or flexible plastic (photopolymer). Thanks to the use of roll presses, flexography enables high-speed and high-quality printing. It is therefore preferred for large volumes. In practice, this mode of printing is used for paper bags with twisted handles or flat.
Attention, this mode of printing is not the most adapted for the printing of visuals in four-color process. For the printing of this type of visual, it is preferable to use offset printing or photoengraving.
Offset is an indirect printing process using a flat printer form. This process is suitable for multiple applications and can be printed on paper as well as plastic, on smooth or rough surfaces.
Indeed, the offset is based on the physical principle of repulsion according to which a fatty substance (ink) and a non-greasy body (water) repel and never mix. Thus, the ink will remain only on the parts to be printed.
Since offset printing is more expensive than flexographic printing, it will only be used for the manufacture of luxury Kraft paper bags and for conventional paper bags with graphic designs or complex photos.
This process is particularly suitable for the printing on small quantities (from a few units), its implementation costs being very low. Another advantage of screen printing: the ability to print on a variety of media (including paper) and bags already manufactured (paper bags or reusable shopping bags).
Smart solutions by Verisium
We can equip the luggage items with innovative NFC (near field communication) technology: NFC chips connected to a unique Cloud solution, designed by our partner, Verisium / Kaspersky. We can integrate these NFC chips into the bags that we will fabricate for you, in form of smart washable labels, sewn into the luggage.
The NFC technology is enabling apparel and bags to communicate with consumers like never before. By bringing the smartphone close to the NFC button or chip/patch, your consumers will be able to obtain any information, function or message that you wish to deliver, such as: exclusive digital content, authenticity certificates, links to your website or other URL resources, videos, connection to social media and wifi, product sheets and care instructions, electronic tickets and many other.
Smart Apparel Solutions by Verisium / Kaspersky