Keep the anilox roller free from dried ink. Clean your roller as often as possible. We recommend every time the roller comes out of the press, that a good wipe down with a noncaustic cleaner and a white lint free cloth followed by rubbing alcohol to evaporate the water (preventing dry spots) is a good intermediate cleaning in between your intensive cleaning program.
Keep the box the anilox roller came in as a storage container and/or to ship the roller back for cleaning.
If you have anilox roller covers, please wrap the roller in the cover while it is not being used. This prevents dust and debris (a life shortening culprit of the anilox roller) from getting on the anilox roller. Once a doctor blade scrapes against the debris, a scarred roller is inevitably going to show!
Remember, a fine screen count anilox roller’s worst enemy is an old doctor blade with lots of pressure! Be sure to use a new blade every time you put your fine line anilox rollers in the press and the blade should barely “KISS” the anilox roller.