Printing Plates

BENEFITS

  • Reduced downtime due to cleaning of components
  • Better printing quality
  • Reduced losses due to misalignment
  • Eliminates residues from the toxic and hazardous solvents often used for cleaning
  • Prevents premature wear and tear to the equipment
  • Eliminates the risk of injuries caused by solvents and manual cleaning tools
  • Reduces the labour costs associated with complicated cleaning jobs
  • The dry ice replaces the use of dangerous solvents, scrapers, and emery cloths without having to take the press apart.

PRINTING PLATE CLEANING

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Cut preparation time and waste

Inks and polymer varnishes are designed to adhere to most surfaces, resist scratches, and sometimes even resist solvents. These same characteristics that are attractive in the printing industry make them very hard to clean.

The build-up of ink on the cogs and guides often causes alignment problems and leads to lower printing quality. To compensate for this phenomenon, the plates sometimes have to be adjusted many times to register complex graphics and – at the same time – produce a quality job. Each test used to verify the colour register is a loss of ink, paper, and valuable time.

Reduce downtime

In many businesses, cleaning the frames and mechanisms of the press is avoided until it becomes absolutely necessary. You then usually spend several hours on each colour station scraping and wiping off the critical surfaces.

In modern presses, the downtime associated with cleaning can easily add up to several thousand dollars of lost production per cleaning cycle. By relying on Technologies PC Triumph’s dry ice jet cleaning process, the cylinders can be removed so you can more easily access all the surfaces, which lets you clean both sides of the platform in as little as 10 to 15 minutes before returning to production. In addition, drying the basins and fountains can easily be done at the same time.

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