The flexography plates were improved along the time, resulting in larger productivity, durability and quality of the printed paper. Among the technologies used or in use stand out the plates of manual carve, vulcanized rubber, photootopolimer and liquid photootopolimer.
Flexography is a direct printing process done by use of polymeric, embossed and flexible plate (known as cliché). It uses liquid or semi-liquid inks of fast dryness. It can be rotative (uses rolls of paper) or plane (sheet, ceramics, etc).
In flexography, the cliché has direct contadt with the printing substract.
Flexography is one of the most expanding process, due to low costs and continuous improvements of printing quality. It allows medium to big repetitivity and its mains uses includes packaging and stickers in several materials.