The cleaning of Anilox and chromium rollers with laser is being done in cardboard-, label-, flexo-, and offset printing companies. Customers choose laser cleaning to obtain and keep the highest quality printing. Additional benefit is the fact that rollers do not need to be removed from the printing press. In the cardboard industry this is a major advantage.
Daily cleaning is mostly performed with chemicals, however this does not prevent for the accumulation of dirt in the roller surface. After a period of time the color density will be drastically reduced. Hence periodic deep cleaning is a necessity. Depending on the sort of polution (ink, polymers, etc.) and intensity of use, laser cleaning is recommended two to three times a year. This guarantees to keep the highest printing quality.