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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What should I do about ink slinging?
A: Check your roller alignment, wiper position and if your splash flap is rotated over the pan. The roller (metering and anilox) edges should be even with each other. If one is sticking out further than the other this will create a void where ink will collect. The rollers should be aligned with each other as much as possible. The foam wipers should be covering the pinch point of the two rollers and the middle (flat) portion of the WC2000 wiper should be covering the pinch point of the two rollers as well. There should be very little pressure, if any, on the middle surface of the WC2000 wiper. The two little blades should be on the edge of the rollers with about an 1/8th of an inch overhanging the roller edge. The splash flap can be tucked under the doctor blade assembly on most presses and act as a cover for the back portion of the ink fountain.
Q: What should I do about ink migrating out the journal cutouts?
A: Check your ink level, wiper position and your roller alignment. Maintaining a correct ink level will correct most of these problems.
Q: Why and when should I use a Low Volume Liner?
A: They should be used primarily for short runs and when unique/custom colors need to be matched. They also save money when using very expensive specialty inks, such as metallics or fluorescents.
Q: How long can paper liners be run before they need to be changed?
A: Some operators say they run for 5 days at a time. Others change after each 8 hour shift or use for 1 to 5 jobs. The ink used will cause some variance, so watch the drain area as it’s the first to become soggy.
Q: Can I recycle your products?
A. Yes, check with your local recycling companies for specifics. Usually they require you to take the drain off the liners.
Q: How long can WC2000 wipers run without changing?
A: Generally they will perform for 24-48 hours depending on the speed at which the press is running and the type of ink. In some cases, they can be run for over 72 hours.
Q: My retainer is not fitting in the press well?
A: The retainers are intentionally not welded. If the wipers do not line up on the rollers correctly or do not have the right pressure, the sides of the retainers can be bent in or out to create the right fit for your press.
Q: The standalone fountains are too flimsy to remove from the press?
A: Unless you drain the ink out of the pan before removing from the press, you may experience some trouble removing a full pan/liner. Try supporting the pan with a piece of plywood or corrugated cardboard.
Q: How do I keep from overfilling the liner?
A: Most liners have two score lines with “max” located above the top line. As a guide line, we recommend you don’t fill your ink above the lower line to start. To make this line easier to see from a distance you could mark the score line with a marker. Another option is to use a standpipe with or without an ink level indicator (ILI).
Q: Can “MEK” or strong solvent type inks be used in your paper liners?
A: Yes, all of our liners have our sonic sealed spouts which hold up well with most inks and other caustic solutions.