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Flexographic Industry Info to Keep Your Presses Rolling

In an industry that changes as much as flexographic printing, there’s always something to learn. See what peers in the flexo industry have to offer from their own experiences and stay connected with 3M news & events.

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    8th Annual Flexo Symposium Recap (0:47)

    See what was discussed at the online symposium, plus where to sign up for future events.

  • Worker removing L-Series Flexo Tape and Pro-Series Flexo Tape with much less effort
    Strength in Partnership (1:45)

    Bill Gaffney, Graphic Manager at Menasha Packaging, talks about the ease of removing Pro-Series tapes vs L-Series, and about partnering with 3M.

  • Video still of 3M flexographic experts who are ready to help with customer questions and issues
    In This Together (0:48)

    We're in your training room and on the production floor with you. Get virtual support today.

  • One-piece demounting helps you re-use flexo plates and improve productivity.

  • End-view image of a flexographic plate on a cylinder running in a printer
    Evolution of an Industry (2:51)

    Printing has evolved over the centuries, and now improvements come constantly.

3M Flexographic Printing Experts From Around The World

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    Ann Michaud, 3M Corporate Headquarters

    Division Scientist, Application Engineering

    Years at 3M: 32
    Years in Flexo: 25

    “The industry works together in a unique way to use technology to drive growth, while also focusing on total process improvements, meaning quality and total process cost.”

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    Omar Arias, 3M Mexico

    Adv. Specialist Application Engineer

    Years at 3M: 21
    Years in Flexo: 25

    “In flexography a greater control of the processes, a predictable cost and an increasingly efficient production are required.”

  • Headshot of Jove Ding

    Jove Ding, 3M China

    Application Specialist

    Years at 3M: 10
    Years in Flexo: 10

    “End users demand more and more clear and beautiful patterns, more quickly and more cheaply.”

  • Headshot of Mat Waddell

    Mat Waddell, 3M Corporate Headquarters

    Senior Application Engineer

    Years at 3M: New to 3M
    Years in Flexo: New to Flexo

    “Every printer has their own set of best practices and challenges even though they all use flexo tape.”

  • Headshot of Yaroslav Khodataev

    Yaroslav Khodataev, 3M Russia

    Technical Supervisor, Application Engineering

    Years at 3M: 17
    Years in Flexo: 20

    “Automatic plate mounting is a very interesting and promising emerging technology which may result in new specific requirements to mounting tapes.”

  • Headshot of Wei Kiang Ng

    Wei Kiang Ng, 3M Singapore

    Application Specialist

    Years at 3M: 12
    Years in Flexo: 11

    “One of the most important aspects is wordings like nutritional values: the printing house has to get it right so the information is displayed clearly and correctly. It’s an art.”

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Need help finding the right product for your project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist, or give us a call at +603-7884 2888.
Need help finding the right product for your project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist, or give us a call at +603-7884 2888.

Explore Other Parts of the Science and Craft

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  • Learn more about flexographic printing: where science meets craft.

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