Cold-Flow

The change in the dimensions of a plastic (such as a film or other substrate used in flexography) or other substance under stress at room temperature, caused by mechanical stretching and deformation, commonly by printing or manufacturing pressure. Cold-flow can affect proper register of successively-printed images or colors. Cold-flow is also known as creep and creeping and, when describing the cold-flow of adhesive materials during production, adhesive bleed.

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