In the corrugated industry, color technology has rapidly advanced over the last several years, allowing us to offer clients a wide variety of color options for their corrugated packaging products.
Flexographic printing is a process which utilizes printing plates mounted on rotating cylinders to transfer ink to the corrugated sheet. This process is typically used to print large quantities of boxes because flexographic plates can be made for each project, they are highly customizable.
A flood coat refers to a process whereby the entire surface of the corrugated sheet is covered with a single color. Flood coating is useful for projects that require the package itself be colored. Once flood coated, the box is ready for a label (using a CNS or litho labeler) or additional printing.
All of Compass Packaging’s equipment are capable of printing multiple colors in one pass but if you need photo quality printing on your package we can print with a digital printer or use lithographic labels as the top sheet of your corrugated. We can also put a “spot label” on your packaging if you only need a small section photo quality.