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[flek-sog-ra-fee] /flɛkˈsɒg ræ fi/
noun, Printing.
a relief printing technique similar to letterpress that employs rubber or soft plastic plates, a simple inking system, and fast-drying inks.
Also called flexographic printing.
Origin of flexography
1950-55; flex1 or flex2 + -o- + -graphy
Related forms
[flek-suh-graf-ik] /ˌflɛk səˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for flexography
  • flexography is a versatile process that can print on a variety of materials of varying sizes.
  • For flexography, the project partners chose to focus on the types of inks used.
  • In addition to gravure printing, flexography is used for folding cartons.
  • The current rule covers four areas of the graphic arts industries: lithography, flexography, gravure and letterpress printing.
  • Web letterpress, traditionally used to print newspapers, is being replaced by lithography and flexography.
British Dictionary definitions for flexography


a method of rotary letterpress printing using a resilient printing plate and solvent-based ink: used characteristically for printing on metal foil or plastic
matter printed by this method
Derived Forms
flexographic (ˌflɛksəˈɡræfɪk) adjective
flexographically, adverb
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