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FLEXO Magazine : January 2012
Technologies & Techniques Rethinking Filtration The story Behind the new g2 quBe 3.0 Filter By Mark Johnson It’s fair to say, that for most flexographic printers, it is inevitable at some point there will be a struggle with print defects like streaks and hickies, and more. Flexo printers must also fight against anilox scoring and premature wear, dirty or damaged printing plates, doctor blade edge damage and excessive end seal leaking. These issues force presses to stop mid-run to change blades or seals, clean plates or even change a damaged anilox roll. Dirty inks may even have to be changed. No one wants be running far more blades and spending more on anilox repair than necessary. FILTER WITH A PURPOSE • Dirty inks are the primary cause of many press prob- lems that cause presses to halt • End the guesswork involved in picking the right filter • Stainless baskets or wire mesh baskets are limited in their ability to filter fine particulate • The G2 QUBE 3.0 filter has a compact footprint and three levels of filtering 26 FLeXO January 2012 www.flexography.org g2 qube filter