Flexo presses deliver a good quality printing on a large number of substrates and at high speeds.The printing forms are cheaper than rotogravure but more expensive than offset plates (especially with HD flexo).
Rotogravure presses allow a greater stability in the printing quality and offset presses achieve better results with lower quality cartonboards. The printing process will therefore be chosen according to multiple parameters.
Using flexo units on an offset line or on a rotogravure line as auxiliary units is a relevant choice for coating applications or reverse printing (for instance couponing). This hybrid configuration grants a great versatility, all the more since the make-ready of the flexo units is made very easily thanks to the sleeve-type cylinders.