Universal Light Source, Inc

Technical Lighting Specialists


Flexographic and Platemaker Printing

UVA & UVC flexographic lamps

Flexography, or Flexo Printing is a form of printing process which utilizes a flexible relief plate. It is essentially a modern version of letterpress which can be used for printing on almost any type of substrate, including plastic, metallic films, cellophane, and paper. It is widely used for printing on the non-porous substrates required for various types of food packaging (it is also well suited for printing large areas of solid color).

Publication flexography is used mainly in the production of newspaper, comics, directories, newspaper inserts, and catalogs. Packaging flexography is used for the production of folding cartons, labels, and packaging materials.

Flexo lamps include UV Exposure lamps, such as Mercury and Metal Halide for platemaking, as well as UV Fluorescent for ink curing. UVC Germicidal lamps are used in the post cure and wash section.