Anilox Maintenance Tools

Keeping your rolls clean on a daily basis and knowing when to deep clean is the sign of a quality operation! Your anilox rolls are precision instruments that directly affect your print quality and process efficiencies. Our job is to eliminate issues related to anilox rolls. We offer several daily press cleaners as well as Capatch® Volume Testing Strips to monitor the need for more aggressive cleaning. Contact us to develop your comprehensive roll maintenance program!

Capatch® Volume Testing Strips

Capatch Test Strips for Anilox Maintenance

Capatch® is a one-use tool that works by contact with the roll as a kind of sticker. A calibrated amount of indicator fluid contained within a capsule on the sticker is forced across the roll under the Capatch sticker when the user runs across the surface with a blade, known as the doctor blade.

The indicator fluid breaks through the front of the capsule and is pushed into the open cells of the roll by the doctor blade. The liquid first fills the cells nearest the capsule, decreasing in volume as it is pushed forward. The length of the liquid track determines the current volume of the open cells of the roll. Since the volume of the indicator fluid is constant in all Capatch strips, the length of the track is inversely proportional to the ink, adhesive, or coating volume of the roll cells. Place your Capatch® order by phone, fax, or email now!

Capatch® Strip Sizes

  • Low Volume – 1.25 to 5 BCM (Green-orange strip)
  • Medium Volume – 3 to 15 BCM (Blue-orange strip)
  • High Volume- 10 to 50 BCM (Red-orange strip)

Yellow Magic™ Cleaners

Yellow Magic Cleaner

Yellow Magic™ is a daily cleaner that can clean virtually everything on a press. From anilox rolls to ink pans and printing plates to pressroom floors, this product can do it all. It is a non-HazMat, environmentally safe cleaner. It’s also non-flammable and can be disposed of as ordinary garbage. Environmentally safe – Compliant with California Clear Air & Water Rule 1171 – only 10.25 pounds of VOC’s in a 55-gallon drum (instead of 280-320 pounds in a regular cleaner).

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Yellow Magic™ Flexo UV and Water-Based Ink Cleaner

Used by leading ink companies, label printers, cup manufacturers, paper bag companies and more.

Yellow Magic 7™ Ink and Coatings Cleaner

An ideal daily cleaner for use in food packaging manufacturing. It’s certified by NSF as safe for use in food production facilities.