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Tech Talks

At Wilson, we're always focused on the technical aspects of flexography. TechTalk is your quick snapshot of key topics in our industry. Let us know what you think.


Tech Talk #11 - Die Not Cutting?

Labels going up in the waste can be a common cutting issue.

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Tech Talk #10 - Magnetic (Flexible) Dies

Magnetic tools have come a long way over the past few years. Most common materials can now be cut with a flexible tool.

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Tech Talk #9 - Flexing Your Tools

When the die manufacturer tells you that the tool might flex, he is talking about the tool bending.

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Tech Talk #8 - Anvils

The two most important components involved in getting a correct die strike and maintaining die life are the die and the anvil.

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Tech Talk #7 - Tapered Labels

Tapered labels are generally used on tub type containers that are conical in shape.

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Tech Talk #6 - Die Strike

Generally, the harder the strike is into the liner, the longer the tool will last. That's why it's essential to order a tool with the correct die strike.

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Tech Talk #5 - Magnetic Cylinder Undercut

Before ordering your next magnetic cylinder, make sure you pay attention to the undercut. Here are a few technical points you may want to consider.

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Tech Talk #4 - Folding Carton

Folding carton is growing in popularity across the industry. Before deciding whether you should jump on this trend, here are a few questions you may want to consider.

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Tech Talk #3 - Essential Tools

Vacuum dies, air eject tools and plunger tools are used every day in this business. But how much do you really know about these "tools of the trade?" Here's a brief overview of each.

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Tech Talk #2 - Force

In rotary die cutting, we apply enough force within a small area to cause the material to actually fail, or break. So understanding the principles behind force is essential for productivity and longer tool life.

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Tech Talk #1 - Steel?

Steel is an alloy of iron. An alloy takes a basic element—in this case, iron—and adds other elements to it to enhance certain properties. For applications in our industry, these additional elements include carbon, chromium, and vanadium.

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