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Dry Ice Blasting for Printing Presses

Printing presses are uniquely vulnerable to damaging residue. Ink, grease, paper lint, spray powders, and other coatings can build up and affect registration, causing alignment problems and high scrap rates.Dry ice blasting cleaning applications are well suited to clean all types of printing presses: flexography, gravure, offset, and web-fed.

Solutions are non-abrasive, so even the finest of plates used in printing processes will receive a thorough clean without risk of damage. Solutions can be applied while equipment is in place, cutting the need for expensive disassembly and eliminating the risk of machinery damage or employee injury.

Dry ice blasting technology uses pellets of solid CO2, which are shot at the surface at supersonic speeds. The pellets sublimate(or immediately change from a solid to a gas) on contact with the surface, creating microscopic explosions that loosen coatings of buildup. Dry ice blasting is also ideal for removing resistant coatings of hardened ink from ink trays, also without damaging any equipment.

Additional benefits of printing press cleaning applications include:

  • No secondary waste
  • Improvement of printing quality between maintenance schedules
  • Extends the lifetime of printing equipment
  • Safe to use around electrical equipment
  • Reduces labor costs
  • Environmentally responsible

Cleaning Without Downtime or Disassembly

Dry cleaning solutions are portable, with no need for equipment disassembly.

We do not create secondary waste that needs disposal, and our services reduce the overall cleaning time by up to 80%.

Contact our industrial cleaning company to schedule a dry ice blasting service for your printer press today!

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