All posts by Tim Reece

Today's Anilox Roll Cleaning Currently, and for the past several years, we have used four primary means of cleaning anilox rolls. We have hand cleaned using stainless steel brushes and primarily caustic chemicals, ultrasonic, media blasting which limits certain line counts on anilox rolls based on the particulate size of the media. Most recently we … Continue reading Using Laser Technology for Anilox Roll Cleaning Read More...
PLATE/PRINT ANALYSIS “The TSG Difference” All Printing Resources' TSG (Technical Solutions Group) is excited to offer what is the most advanced print analysis available in our industry today, and no doubt will show another example and level of differentiation of TeamFlexo. Obviously samples sent to us for evaluation can be labeled in whatever form you … Continue reading The TSG Approach to Plate & Print Analysis Read More...
APR's Technical Solutions Group (TSG) prides ourselves in not just quoting equipment and providing solution based consumables, but making it a point to thoroughly understand a customer’s needs and goals. As water wash plate technologies continue to evolve into a viable competitor to solvent and thermal processing through improved print quality and longevity; chemists developing … Continue reading Solvent Photopolymer Plate Processing – “Breaking Down Barriers” Read More...
While safety is always at the top of our customer's priority list, often OSHA rules and regulations are not so clear-cut to some of our customer's or at least the individuals working in the production environment. Generally speaking it is APR's focus to provide new innovative ideas and products to make the printers life easier, more … Continue reading Understanding OSHA Regulations Pertaining to Flexo Read More...
TSG members are often asked by converters what is the most accurate means of measuring anilox volume, or BCM. Measuring anilox volume goes back to methods like URMI which, with the correct training, is a very accurate means of measuring volume. With this liquid volume measurement instrument there is a known amount to ink applied to … Continue reading Sphere Calibration: Most Accurate Measurement of Anilox BCM Read More...