The anilox rolls used in your printing press units are expensive investments, so knowing how to clean and maintain them is a good way to protect them and your business. Improperly cleaned equipment can fail more often, leading to expensive replacement parts, repairs and downtime. There are three main topics you should know about when it comes to cleaning anilox rolls, the solutions to use, the schedules to keep and the procedures to practice.
Not all cleaning solutions will work well with the anilox rolls and sleeves you use for printing, some will fail to remove the excess ink as well as the dust and grime which can accumulate and others will cause pitting or scoring of the expensive textured surface. Your first bit of research should be to know which anilox cleaners work best with your particular model and you should avoid cleaning solutions that do not … Read More