Washout + Storage Gum TM
Product Description & Application
Washout + Storage Gum is a premium, two-in-one emulsion washout and storage solution for all plate types. Ideal for use in situations such as packaging printing where frequent cleaning of the plate is necessary.
Features & Benefits
Achieves plate washout and protection for plate preservation on the machine in a single application.
The solvent phase of the emulsion removes the ink safely without damaging the image areas, together with resins that give protection during storage.
The aqueous phase of the emulsion contains desensitising agents to protect non-image areas and prevent finger marking and scuffing during further handling.
The emulsion is sufficiently thin to allow easy application and buffing down, while being viscous enough to prevent running down the plate cylinder.
Eliminates the need for wet washing the plate during restart operations, for clean and fast reproduction without wastage.
Usage Instructions
As a plate washout
:
Lift forme rollers from contact with the plate and apply Washout + Storage Gum with a damp cloth. Wipe over the entire plate, taking the ink residue into the cloth. Buff down to a thin layer. During machine restart, charge the damper rollers for a few revolutions before charging the plate with ink.
As a plate preservation gum
:
Washout + Storage Gum should be applied with a lint-free cloth. Sponges are not suitable. Apply the product over the entire plate surface, ensuring that it is buffed down to a thin even film without streaks or gaps. Allow natural drying. Washout + Storage Gum is not recommended for off the press storage of plates.
Storage, Handling & Packaging
Storage & Handling
:
Protect from direct sunlight. Store at moderate temperatures in a dry, well-ventilated area. Keep the containers tightly closed when not in use. The use of gloves is strongly recommended while handling petroleum hydrocarbon based cleaners.
Shelf-life
:
12 months from the date of manufacture.
Packing
:
5 litres.
Precautions
:
Keep away from sources of heat, sparks, open flames and static electricity charges. Washout + Storage Gum should not be left on the image areas without buffing down for prolonged periods. Post wash-up with water ensures best results.