High Resolution Printing, HD Printing & HD Flexo

Officially certified in 2011 as one of the West Coast's few HD Flexo label and film printers in California Label Impressions offers the absolute highest quality flexographic printing.

High Definition printing is known as the highest standard in label and flexible film printing. With our Certified HD Flexo printing we're able to match your offset unit cartons and digitally printed labels making it easy to make the conversion to lower cost flexo labels when your quantities reach 5,000 or greater.

With this cutting edge HD Flexo technology we're able to offer our clients:
  • Outstanding tonal range, detail & contrast
  • Smooth vignettes & gradients - print to zero
  • Brilliant colors, dazzling highlights & denser solid areas
  • Higher line counts (175 lpi - 220 lpi) with smaller, clearer dots
  • More consistent color and quality
  • GREENER technology
  • Faster turnaround times

HD Flexo by Esko combines 4000 dpi HD optics with unique printing screening technologies to achieve sharper and more accurate imaging on labels, tags and flexible film. The result is excellent print quality and a simplified plate production because the high-resolution optics deliver sharper imaging of text and lines and more clearly defined, better shaped screen dots.

High resolution imaging on the CDI creates a textured surface on the plate, improving ink lay-down and increasing ink density on the final print. The result is improved image richness and contrast on labels, tags, but especially on shrink sleeves and flexible film (packettes, pouches and sample sachets). This is especially helpful for PANTONEĀ® colors, and for white underprints.

The plate's super textured surface also means better ink density and better control. With our in-house HD Flexo digital platemaking press check approvals go more smoothly and clients are in and out quickly because we're up to color quickly with no waiting.

Gravure and Offset versus Flexo- HD Flexo platemaking changes the game

It used to be that if you wanted the absolute highest quality labels or flexible film the only way to go was rotogravure. But with HD flexo that has changed. With HD flexo labels and flexible film printed on flexo presses rivals those printed via the more expensive gravure process. HD has allowed for smaller runs at higher quality and larger runs without the expensive setup. Matching litho runs is now easy- your label can now 'match' your box or other packaging!

A Greener Plate Process?

Yes! In keeping with Label Impressions' 'greener philosophy' and eco vision we determined HD platemaking to be a more sustainable. Longer runs means less plate washing which, in turn, means less water waste, plus the plates last longer than regular plates reducing plate waste. Label Impressions' management team is currently active with the TLMI (Tag and Label Manufacturers Instutute) plate recycling task force and are currently determining the best method of recycling our HD plates, as well as working to help others in the industry to do the same.