The objective of this thesis is to describe the development of flexography in a historical essay, which will be a contribution to the history of printing technology. The starting point will be 1890, the year when the first patent for a rotary press using rubber plates was obtained, and the study will continue to the present day, including the latest developments. Industry developments, as documented in various technical journals and other publications throughout this time span, will be the main source of information; but interviews with some of the people who have witnessed and participated in the growth of the process will also be used as supporting material. The Flexographic Technical Association, its library and members, has also been a source of invaluable information.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Flexography--History; Printing--Technological innovations--History; Graphic arts--Technological innovations--History
Department, Program, or Center
School of Print Media (CIAS)
Gomez, Ana, "A Historical essay on the development of flexography" (2000). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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