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Roll Cleaning Options for Your Printing Business

Run after run, your printing presses can get pretty dirty. Your goal is to turn out quality products and reduce waste. For this, your operation needs a cleaning solution that removes the evidence of a previous run and offers you a clean roll to work with. For many, the Eliminator is the solution. This liquid concentrate is an acidic solution that removes the residue.

The Eliminator is an anilox roll cleaner that is known as a highly effective cleaning product from The Flexo Factor. This product gets rid of the dried ink from chrome-engraved and ceramic rolls. Look for this product only from an authorized distributor.

Cleaning with the Eliminator

For many people, cleaning seems pretty mundane, but it’s essential to the quality that rolls off your printing presses. Even little bits of ink or residue can ruin an entire run and require you to do it all over again, wasting time, resources, and money. Then, too, presses that aren’t cleaned regularly and properly can experience damage to the machinery. New rolls are expensive.

We’ve found the anilox roll cleaner known as the Eliminator works well on ceramic and chrome rolls. It’s acidic, making it strong, but not too harsh, and cleans thoroughly. Add several drops to an E-Razor applicator sponge before wiping clean, then continue until all of the residue is removed from the roll.

We recommend daily, weekly, and deep cleaning as essential for protecting an anilox roll, as well as the printed product. Otherwise, residue can show up on what you’re printing, as well as building up in the cells of the roll itself. And this residue interferes with ink delivery and the quality of your printed product.

Selecting Custom End Seals over OEM Parts

Your operation is running those presses as much as possible to keep up with business. However, sometimes, you may experience problems due to leaks in the end seals. In the short term, this calls for immediate replacement. And in the long term, you might want to look at the supplier.

You may not be using the right product, causing your operation to suffer losses. In this case, look for a seal supplier that has a long history of serving companies by providing top-notch printing parts. And also, consider using custom end seals.

The Advantages of Custom End Seals

Customization comes best from a company with an excellent reputation in the business. This is because you need precision to ensure the new seals are doing their job correctly while meeting their purpose and lasting for a good many print runs. We’ve found seals made with high-speed CAD-cutting equipment provide the best fit for our customers. This offers you the customization you need to prevent leaks, as well as speeding along the printing process and improving quality.

Customers like you may find that traditional seals, made with a die-cut process, may warp, leak, and suffer from concave edges. These impact the products you’re turning out on your presses and ultimately show up in the bottom line. For these reasons, many customers are opting for custom end seals over OEM products.

When the results are lacking, look to a company that can resolve these issues. Even though you use seals with OEM specs, there can be slight variations. And it’s these variations that cause you problems. Seek a consultation with a reputable manufacturer who’s willing to work with you to solve these problems. As well as tweaking the specs, the right manufacturer will test different materials that might work better for the end seals you use in your printing operation.

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