Washing flexo printing plates after each print job is key for good print-quality when reprinting. But because manual cleaning is laborious and takes up production time, we often postpone it. BCM Cleanflex solves this problem by automatically washing your flexo printing plates – thoroughly and effortlessly.
Why flexo printing plate washing after printing is important
Because manual cleaning of flexo printing plates (or stereos) takes time and effort, it is often put off. As a result, the ink dries, which makes it harder to remove. This often leaves ink behind in the finer reverses and screens, which results in less accurate image quality for the next print job. Or maybe worse, dried ink deposits that come loose during printing.
Drawbacks of manual washing
To remove already dried ink residues, a tendency is to soak or scrub the plates. However, this leads to damage or weakening of the printing plates.
Another drawback of manual washing is the use of detergents and water. Usually, cleaning agents and wastewater disappear into the drain after each cleaning operation. This is expensive, burdens the environment, or it results in recycling costs. These costs become even higher with heavily soiled or flexo printing plates with dried up ink residues.
BCM Cleanflex: effortless printing plate washing
If you want to extend your printing plates’ durability and always achieve optimal print results, BCM Cleanflex is your answer. The Cleanflex is a fully automatic flexo printing plate washing system for large and small formats.
BCM Cleanflex washes both front and back of the flexo printing plate. Your printing plate is like new after cleaning thanks to a precisely adjusted cleaning pressure, a rinsing flow and rotating brushes. Ready to deliver a perfect printing result again for re-prints.
Besides, BCM Cleanflex recycles the used detergent and rinsing water. This means that you wash many printing plates with a fraction of the cleaning agents and water of what manual cleaning needs.
Benefits of BCM Cleanflex automatic plate cleaning
- Fully automatic flexo printing plate cleaning
- Handles both small and large printing plates
- Twice as fast as manual washing
- Easy to use
- Low maintenance
- Washes and dries printing plates on both sides
- Maintains high print quality over the long term
- Preserves valuable flexo printing plates
- Low noise levels: -80 dB.
- Minimal water and energy consumption
- Water and detergents are filtered and reused
Get BCM Cleanflex, it is fully automatic, i.e., it feeds, washes, and even dries automatically. So your clean, dry printing plates are ready to be stored safely for future use.
Get in touch for further details; I will be glad to calculate your yearly revenue by switching from manual to automatic plate washing.