The cleaning of the anilox rolls is basic for the correct ink delivery
Professionals carefully choose the correct anilox roll for a job: the line screen, the cell geometry and the cell volume, all selected to ensure that a specific amount of ink or coating is delivered.
The correct cleaning of the Anilox rolls is critical to preserve this accuracy over time. If you don’t clean your rolls regularly, you will not get the full potential of your cylinders. Sealed cells will affect the quality of your printings and cause problems and waste of time and money.
Careful and deep cleaning of the anilox will protect the reliability of the anilox engraving and will also guarantee the efficiency and a longer life of your cylinders.
A new anilox roll has a uniform volume, however, as the roll is used, a residual amount of ink or coating remains in the cells, dries and creates accumulation that decreases the capacity of the cells and reduces their ability to let go the appropriate volume of ink.