Anilox cleaners are an environmentally friendly option. They are completely dry, use no chemicals, and come in six standard colors. Moreover, these cleaners are also safe on most surfaces, including glass, metal, and plastic. Learn more about them below.
Anilox cleaners are dry
Anilox cleaners are available on the market to clean anilox rolls. Using the correct cleaning solution and handling techniques is important to avoid damage to the rolls. In addition, the anilox cleaner must be rinsed thoroughly after use. This is essential to prevent any liquid from penetrating the surface of the anilox rolls.
Some anilox cleaners use high-pressure water to clean the aniloxes. Because of this, the aniloxes are cleaned thoroughly without causing any damage to the material. They are also designed to thoroughly clean and restore anilox sleeves and rolls. These cleaners are excellent for the daily deep cleaning of aniloxes.
They use no chemicals
The first thing you need to do when cleaning an anilox roll is to rinse the anilox with clear water and wipe it with a soft cloth. After this, you should store the anilox rolls in a dry place. This is because one of the basic types of anilox cleaners uses chemicals, and the other doesn’t.
Chemical-based cleaners use harsh chemicals to remove ink from the anilox rollers. They also rewet and dissolve the ink in the roller cells. Therefore, they require a rinse and a wipe-down before applying the chemical cleaning solution. In addition, a chemical composition must dwell on the anilox roller surface for some time to react with the substances that plug the anilox cells.
Anilox cleaners that use automated cleaning systems can make cleaning an anilox roll easy. They can thoroughly clean the anilox rolls and sleeves. They are also capable of cleaning them daily. This means that a daily cleaning program can improve efficiency and reduce waste.
They are gentle
The cleaning process is easy to follow. First, you select which anilox needs cleaning with a touch-screen interface. Several methods are available for anilox cleaning, including liquid, laser, and ultrasonic. You can also choose the one that best suits your anilox needs.
One of the best ways to clean your aniloxes is to use a cleaning solution made from water, which is gentle on the material but effective. Liquids used in anilox cleaning are re-circulated to minimize the amount of liquid used and reduce costs. After the cleaning cycle, the cleaning liquid is drained back into the wash tank. Then, the final rinse is performed by a high-pressure water nozzle. This rinse cycle takes two to three minutes.
They are available in six standard colors
The anilox is the heart of the printing press. If it is not cleaned properly, poor color quality, poor density, and slower press speeds will result. In addition, improper cleaning can cause witness lines on the anilox. To avoid this, it is important to choose an anilox cleaner that meets the specific needs of your press.
There are two types of anilox cleaners available: liquid and powder. Liquid cleaning solutions are usually available in two to four gallons. These products can be used on an anilox roll or its surface. For example, Anilox COLD is a solution that is one part solvent and two parts water. The solution is then applied to the anilox and circulated for 30 minutes to one hour. If you prefer to clean the anilox using a high-tech method. Laser cleaning uses a fiber laser, the most effective method for deep cleaning anilox. However, it is important to note that short pulses of laser light can damage anilox rolls.
They can be laser cleaned
Laser-cleaning of anilox rolls is a process that removes ink from cylinder cells without altering the cell structure. Laser cleaners are calibrated to achieve optimum cleaning, restoring the anilox to its pristine condition. The laser works through ablation, which breaks up the ink adhesion and separates ink particles. The process is safe compared to other cleaning processes and recovers up to 100% of the cylinder’s volume.
The laser-cleaning method is available for wide and narrow web anilox rolls.