PLATE WASHING LIQUIDS:

Protect your delicate plates

Cleaning plates properly and in a gentle and safe way is essential. Without a clean plate you will not receive a proper print quality and with a broken plate due to improper cleaning you will have quality issues with your print. At Flexo Wash we have developed highly specialized liquids for plate cleaning that ensures you effective but still gentle cleaning.

Right solution for your needs

The Flexo Wash cleaning liquids for plates are all designed to clean different types of printing plates: Photopolymer, HD plates, letterpress and laser engraved plates. Leading plate supplies have tested and approved Flexo Wash cleaning solutions to ensure the cleaning liquid and equipment do not damage and tear the plates in any way.

Depending on which machine you use we will guide you to the right liquid for your specific needs. Read more about our liquid for automated cleaning HERE.

However, we do also carry various liquids for manual cleaning if this is your preference or you need to clean plates in between jobs. Read more about our liquids for manual cleaning HERE.

Different ink types, different needs

Each ink type or combination of several inks require different specialized cleaning liquid. Below you will find our recommended products to clean each different type of inks.  However, we always recommend you contact our expert team for an in-depth evaluation of your specific needs.

Fill in the contact form below for individual guidance based on your specific needs. 

Liquids for automatic cleaning

Water-based inks

We recommend:

FW Aqua Cleaner

The liquid is developed to safely clean plates in the Flexo Wash machines. It is an environmentally friendly liquid with extremely good capabilities of dissolving water-based inks. It is not corrosive and is harmless to all types of metal and polymers.

UV inks

We recommend:

FW UV/Solvent Cleaner 4

The liquid is developed to safely clean plates in the Flexo Wash machines. It is an environmentally friendly substitute for flammable solvents and yet with extremely good capabilities of dissolving ink.
The liquid is not corrosive and thereby safe to use on to all types of metal and most polymers.

 
Solvent inks

We recommend:

FW UV/Solvent Cleaner 4

The liquid is developed to safely clean plates in the Flexo Wash machines. It is an environmentally friendly substitute for flammable solvents and yet with extremely good capabilities of dissolving ink.
The liquid is not corrosive and thereby safe to use on to all types of metal and most polymers.

UV/solvent inks

We recommend:

FW UV/Solvent Cleaner 4

The liquid is developed to safely clean plates in the Flexo Wash machines. It is an environmentally friendly substitute for flammable solvents and yet with extremely good capabilities of dissolving ink.
The liquid is not corrosive and thereby safe to use on to all types of metal and most polymers.

Liquids for manual cleaning

UV inks

We recommend:

Plate Cleaner UV/S

This liquid is very good for cleaning of UV based and solvent based inks. The liquid contains 4-hydroxy-4-methylpentan-2-one

Quick Treat

Quick Treat is very good for cleaning of UV based and solvent based inks. The liquid contains Diacetone alcohol.

Solvent inks

We recommend:

Plate Cleaner UV/S

This liquid is very good for cleaning of UV based and solvent based inks. The liquid contains 4-hydroxy-4-methylpentan-2-one

Quick Treat

Quick Treat is very good for cleaning of UV based and solvent based inks. The liquid contains Diacetone alcohol.

Cleaning tools

Cleaning Pad

Use the pad when you apply the manual cleaning liquid. In this way you make sure the liquid enters the cells. Remember to clean very softly so no dots disappear and remember to rinse with water.

Let us guide you!

Please fill in the form and let us know how we can help you continue your journey towards higher print quality!