Print processes: flexographic printing

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The origins of the flexographic printing process derived from the use of rubber stamps which were manufactured using plaster molds impressed with lead type to create the image area. 

It was the Mosstype Corporation who first developed the use of rubber plate-making to be used in both the flexo and letterpress printing processes.

John Morton

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John has hands-on experience of all the major printing processes and has held operational and technical development roles at director level in the packaging sector. A qualified printer, John’s career spans magazine production, commercial print, packaging and label production.

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Robert Shimmin

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Robert has held senior marketing and business development positions in the print, packaging and label sector spanning more than 20 years.  He is a regular contributor of articles to the print and packaging trade press and has supported initiatives that seek to build awareness of the latest resear

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