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Minimizing Plate Costs: Part 2 – Plate Demounting

By Tim Reece, All Printing Resources Introduction This multi-part article will explore some of the more common but less controlled causes for replacing the photopolymer printing plate. Reasons for replacing an expensive photopolymer plates can vary greatly. In Part 1 … Continue reading

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Minimizing Plate Costs: Part 1 – Automatic Plate Cleaners

  By Tim Reece, All Printing Resources Introduction There is certainly no shortage of articles written on how to store and handle photopolymer printing plates in order to maximize performance and extend life. We know that exposure to ultraviolet light … Continue reading

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What do I do with my “old” cleaning solution?

From What’s the BuZZ? by Sonic Solutions About 2 or 3 times a month, I get a call asking what should be done with old – used – spent cleaning solution. I wish there was an easy answer, but there really … Continue reading

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Life Cycle of a Cleaning System?

From What’s the BuZZ? by Sonic Solutions So how long will an ultrasonic cleaning system last? Well you might find yourself comparing equipment in the shop to our equipment. Will it last as long as a press, or rewinder, or … Continue reading

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How long will cleaning solution last?

  By Sonic Solutions, What’s The BuZZ ? The life of the cleaning solution will be dependent upon a number of factors including: What types of inks are you using (water based? UV? Solvent?), How dirty are your rolls?, Are you diluting the … Continue reading

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Line Counts

“What’s the Buzz?” – Sonic Solutions Occasionally we will get asked questions about an anilox roll’s line count and how long we recommend using the ultrasonics to clean the rolls. It’s pretty clear that as the line count goes up … Continue reading

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When Dirty Rolls Get Clean

From What’s the BuZZ? by Sonic Solutions We are often asked the question, “How often should I clean my anilox rolls?” That’s a great question. Over the years, we’ve asked our customers how often they clean their rolls and have found … Continue reading

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