Australian Printer Poly Products’ Perfect Solution for Anilox Cleaning
Finding a way to clean and manage the condition and performance of an anilox library is a crucial part of any printing process. Jet technologies are proud of our successful decade-long history with Flexo Wash cleaning systems, and have been providing the printing industry in Australia and New Zealand with dedicated anilox cleaning technology for both wide and narrow web clients for many years now.
Jet Technologies was recently approached by Poly Products to find the perfect solution to their anilox cleaning, whilst making a significant difference to their print productivity and consistency. The solution that Jet Technologies’ Wes Scott Technical Sales Manager was able to provide Poly Products was a FW 2500M machine from their close partner Flexo Wash.
Jet Technologies were confident that this machine would be a perfect fit for Steve Renfrey and the Poly Products team as it has proven to be a safe and effective way of cleaning anilox rollers for many of our customers for many years. After installing the FW 2500M, Steve and his team were astounded at the fantastic results they received in cleaning their anilox library, which had previously been cleaned using manual cleaning methods that were nowhere near as effective.
One huge benefit of the FW 2500M to Poly Products was that a number of rollers in their library that had been earmarked for replacement (due to no longer delivering the amount if ink required), were once again delivering the required ink lay down, saving them significant costs and allowing them to extend the life and condition of their anilox rollers. For Poly Products, this represents a great outcome when considering the average cost of replacing a roller is in excess of EUR 3000.
The FW 2500M from Flexo Wash also offers users ease of use, as it will automatically clean and dry a roller within a 15 minute cycle and will not cause any damage or wear to rollers. After a quick wipe down of excess ink a roller can then be placed straight back into the press. Many of the other types of cleaning methods are far less efficient, not only taking more time but also adding unnecessary wear to the cells.
The FW 2500M, on the other hand, is automatic and can be used daily if necessary, allowing for a safe and deep clean and remove the dried ink particles that prevent rollers from performing at their best.
Overall, Poly Products is incredibly impressed with the results of their new machine, which has made a marked impact on the efficiency and utilisation of their anilox library. According to Poly Products’ Steve Renfrey: “Any flexo printer, whether using water based, solvent based or UV inks, should have a unit like this if they are serious about delivering consistent results to their clients. This helps dramatically minimise the need for colour adjustments on future repeat runs which is a common factor with poor cleaning and management of anilox libraries”.
With the use of anilox roll cleaners from Flexo Wash, such as the FW 2500M, printers are able to gain increased productivity, which has become critical to sustaining a competitive edge in such a highly competitive and challenging market. Jet Technologies, Flexo Wash and Poly Products are incredibly pleased that the FW2500M has proven to be such a perfect solution for their anilox cleaning needs. With the FW 2500M as part of their production process, Poly Products can now be ensured that their aniloxes will be maintained in excellent condition.