cleaning polymer plates
- As a new subscriber, I checked the archives of this forum to find what others were using to
clean polymer plates after printing. I've found a number of responses but no one seems to
want to say This is the best way. Is there a best way to clean plates?
Once upon a time practically every solvent manufacturer had something
or other for photopolymer. Varn had Plate Wash D-6. Anchor had
There are a few plate washes listed in the Links section here in the
folder Supplies and Materials. Including Anchor's Aled Plate Wash. I
use it (it is formulated for rubber, plastic, nylon, dies, wood) but
it has to be special ordered these days from an Anchor distributor
(last time I ordered I had to buy a carton). It is fast drying, leaves
no oily residue, does not effect the materials listed or adhesives
like sticky back, and is rated as non-toxic.
I called up my sales rep at Anderson & Vreeland a while back and asked
him what he recommended. He said any high quality type and plate wash
will do the trick, and did not have any specific recommendations.
> As a new subscriber, I checked the archives of this forum to findwhat others were using to
> clean polymer plates after printing. I've found a number ofresponses but no one seems to
> want to say This is the best way. Is there a best way to clean plates?
> Rutherford Witthus