Plate Cleaning Kit

$59.99

Specifically selected for the optimal cleaning of printing plates.

This is a convenient way to try out, PlateCleen, SmartFlex High Tech, Crossover RTU, cleaning solutions which are formulated specifically for cleaning printing plates.  The kit also includes 6 Erazor sponges plus one horsehair cleaning brush recommended for cleaning printing plates.

Your operator will enjoy the convenience of all the cleaning supplies in one kit on or near the press.

 

Please note: Color and Size of carrier may change due to availability.

Description

Specifically selected for the optimal cleaning of printing plates.

To achieve consistent print quality it is essential that your printing plates / print sleeves are cleaned throughout a  print run to remove any lint or ink build up in fine text and screen areas.

It is even more essential is to carry out a thorough cleaning of your plates / print sleeves  before storing away for your next print run.

To optimize the restoration of your printing plates we recommend the following products……….

  • Platecleen ( 8oz spray bottle)  mostly for water based inks this is a great product for remove wet or dried ink from printing plates.
  • Smartflex HT Ready to use ( 8oz spray bottle)  great for water,UV , solvent inks and coating.
  • Crossover Ready to use ( 8oz spray bottle) another great option for water,UV inks and coatings
  • Horse hair cleaning brush  – Extremely effective for scrubbing your plate without causing any damage .
  • Erazor sponges – Ideal for gently removing ink and other contamination from the printing plate .
  • Lint free towels– Great for drying plates after cleaning or removing contamination

 For best results Steve recommends the following:

  • Select choice of cleaning solution platecleen/smartflex ht or Crossover based on ink type and preference.
  • Spray directly onto plate surface
  • Allow solution to sit on plate for several minutes then scrub with HH brush or erazor sponge.
  • When ink appears to be lifting from plate rinse plate with fresh water and inspect plate for any remaining contamination (repeat application of solution and scrubbing if further contamination is found anywhere on the plate
  • If plate appears clean and free of any contamination  pat dry with lint free cloth and allow plate to air dry
  • Remember to clean the polyester back of the plate not just the etched surface
  • When plate is completely dry store flat in light proof envelope – if multiple plates stored in same envelope separate with foam sheet or similar.
  • Do not store multiple packs on top of one another rather hang vertically on rack system

Your operator will enjoy the convenience of all of their cleaning supplies in one kit near the presses.

  1. PlateCleen ready to use -This is a general purpose print room cleaner designed for use on printing plates and all surfaces in the print room. 8oz
  2. SmartFlex High Tech ready to use – This is a general purpose cleaner suitable for use on all surfaces in the print room including printing plates. 8oz
  3. Crossover RTU –  General purpose cleaner designed for use with most types of inks. 8oz
  4. Horsehair Cleaning Brush – This is the best brush for optimal cleaning of printing plates and other surfaces in the print room.
  5. Erazor Sponges – Closed cell foam cleaning sponge, with additional nylon scrubbing side for use with all of our cleaning products on all surfaces.​

This kit includes a handy carrying case (Case color and shape may vary) to help keep print room cleaning supplies within reach and easy to find.

Please note: Color and Size of carrier may change due to availability.