Serving the Corrugated, Converting, and Paper Industry
The CleanPrint System is dedicated to getting anilox chambers & ink systems clean and then keeping them clean. Instead of just slowing down the build-up of old, dried ink until anilox rolls need to be deep-cleaned with soda-blasting, harsh chemicals, or abrasive brushes, CleanPrint begins stripping away old ink until the anilox chamber & ink systems have a "like-new" clean—and then stay that way!
CleanPrint uses Special Blade Clean, a solvent designed exclusively for flexographic inks. This solvent has an applied pH of ~9.0, so it is non-hazardous to machinery or operators and can be used with no additional safety protection.
The CleanPrint System is designed to ensure frequent, prompt, and thorough cleaning during order-change periods—often in as little as 4 minutes!
By using Special Blade Clean with the CleanPrint System, your print stations can look this clean all day, every day. Please explore the Application, Results and Media tabs above to find out more.
The best way to keep anilox rolls clean is to implement press-side solutions that prevent accumulation of dried ink before it begins. The CleanPrint System is designed to keep anilox rolls cleaned all day long without interfering with demanding production schedules.
The CleanPrint System mixes Special Blade Clean concentrate and delivers it to all the print stations in the facility. At each machine, the diluted Special Blade Clean is tied in with the existing water line* in a mixing manifold. The output of this manifold is delivered to the ink system by a program activated by the operator.
We also place a spraying wand at each machine for operators to use on printing plates, ink pumps, and to keep the machine itself pristine.
It's all about control:
When all the variables in wash-up are controlled this way, you will have clean anilox rolls and ink systems on every run. With this consistency, operators can focus on other areas of improving print quality.
*Alternative application methods are available for machines without an existing water hook-up.
Roll condition before & after 6 washes
Cell condition before & after 6 washes
Close-up of cell condition before & after 6 washes
The New Special Blade Clean