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Daily Cleaning V. Deep Cleaning…Why Do You Have to Choose?

on May 28, 2020 in Products

In the fast-paced and challenging world of flexographic printing today, why should a converter be faced with the additional challenge of deciding how best to care for their anilox rolls? We know that quality printing and quality cleaning go hand in hand. So, what is the difference between daily cleaning of your anilox rolls and deep cleaning of your anilox rolls? Some people would say that daily cleaning is a lighter, faster clean than deep cleaning.  Flexo Wash knows that you should not...

Plate Washing Was A Drain on Time, Talent and Treasure

on Apr 2, 2020 in Case Overviews

Eight months. Eight months was all it took for Steinhauser to get a complete return on their investment in their FW Plate Washer. But more than the return on investment, they got their time back as well. And most importantly, they got gratitude from their employees. As Steinhauser CEO Tara Halpin states “It is amazing how thankful our guys are to have these tools available to help them do their job more effectively.” Here’s their story: Steinhauser is a well-known fourth generation family...

Why Cleaning Solutions Matter

on Mar 5, 2020 in Products

Sustainability is more than an environmental buzzword.  Sustainability is a key to success for any business. Converters today are charged with establishing better processes which can be maintained long into the future.  From an environmental perspective, converters are being asked to choose products which are better for the environment and their employees, while also being effective. In other words, sustainable. As a supplier, Sustainability means that same thing at Flexo Wash.  Our entire...

Downtime Eliminator: How Can I Tell If The Anilox Cells Are Really Clean?

on Feb 28, 2020 in How-To Tips

Question: How can I tell if the anilox cells are really clean? Answer: You can inspect the cells yourself with the Flexo Wash Inspection Equipment Today, we are  focused on how the cleaning process can be part of your inspection process. By now you are aware that plugged anilox cells create conditions that reduce the effective volume of the cells, increase surface tension and result in inconsistent print, unnecessary downtime and waste. And that’s why your cleaning process is...

Cleaning Case Study: Flexo-Graphics Rapid Growth Leads Them to Work Smarter Not Harder

on Feb 19, 2020 in Case Overviews

Flexo-Graphics was having a problem – and it was a good problem to have.  Business was growing rapidly, but they realized their internal processes were not keeping up with production demands.  As their business grew and expanded, the need to clean their aniloxes effectively grew and expanded as well. Their problem was that the method of cleaning they used to clean their aniloxes “broke down too often and too fast.” Due to this unreliable cleaning system, Flexo-Graphics employees...

More demands for sustainability in 2020? First step, evaluate your cleaning processes.

on Jan 7, 2020 in Products

Flexo Wash has been incorporating sustainable solutions since before “Sustainable Solutions” was a focus word in this industry. Did you know that the first Flexo Wash unit was built from an old dishwasher in 1989? Our founder, Henning Kongstad, repurposed an old dishwasher in order to clean his printing equipment. Kongstad sought a safe and effective solution for cleaning his anilox while also keeping his employees out of harm’s way and using less chemicals.  Since that humble inception,...

Downtime Eliminator: How Do I Use the FW Quick Treat on My Anilox Cleaner?

on Dec 16, 2019 in How-To Tips

Problem: How do I use the FW Quick Treat on my anilox cleaner?Answer: Quick treat is just that: a quick treat. Simply spray on your anilox roll and wipe clean. Read more about this process here: FW Quick Treat is for the manual cleaning of aniloxes between offline deep cleanings. It is quick and easy, just like the name says: Quick Treat.This is a unique product for manual cleaning because it is non-corrosive and harmless to aluminum. It is a great on-press solution for improved color with a...

Downtime Eliminator: How Do I Maintain the Sponge Roller on the Plate Washer?

on Nov 6, 2019 in How-To Tips

Problem: How do I maintain the sponge roller on my plate washer? Answer: Maintaining your sponge roller will help extend its life. But remember that it’s a consumable and does need to be replaced after a period of time. Here’s the steps to doing this maintenance yourself and a video as well. When the sponge roll becomes discolored from ink residues and liquid, it should be cleaned and rinsed with water. Remember always use gloves and goggles. Also, before working on the machine,...

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