How To Clean Your Screens Using Franmar And Easiway!

Cleaning screens is an everyday job in a print shop, so we know how hard it can be choosing the correct products to do the job as efficiently and quickly as possible. We’ve put together a step by step guide for cleaning with both our Easiway Range and our Franmar Range, To help you pick the best cleaning products for you!

   

Preparation:

Always use chemical gloves, mask and safety gloves when cleaning screens. 

Step 1: 

Remove any excess ink from your screen using a goop scoop or spatula. Apply Franmar Colour Change to a lint free rag and clean any remaining ink from screen. 

Step 2:

Wet your screen and apply Franmar Strip-e-doo emulsion remover using a cleaning pad. Apply to both sides. Scrub Briefly and repeat on the other side. Leave the product to work for 30 seconds but do not let the product dry, then rinse both sides with a pressure washer. If emulsion is fully removed skip step 3.

Step 3 (if applicable):

If emulsion is quiet stubborn then you can use Franmar Unlok to remove it. Simply apply it straight to your screen, leave to sit for 10-30 minutes (more time may be needed for heavily locked areas). Scrub well with a cleaning pad and wash both sides thoroughly with a pressure washer.

Step 4:

Apply a minimal amount Franmar’s De Haze ES to your screen using a spray nozzle or cleaning pad, Repeat on other side and then rinse both sides with a pressure washer. 

This kit comes with everything you need to clean screens using Franmar products, Along with additional extras like de-greaser, cleaning pads and handles, Spray nozzles and another ink remover option – Bean-e-doo eco plastisol ink remover!


Preparation:

Always use chemical gloves, mask and safety gloves when cleaning screens. 

Step 1:

Remove any excess ink from the screen using a goop scoop or a spatula. Apply Easiway 842 to a lint free cloth and remove any left over ink from screen. 

 Step 2:

Wet screen before apply emulsion remover. Mix Easiway 500 emulsion remover concentrate with water with a 1:50 ratio. Apply to your screen both sides once mixed using a cleaning pad or brush. Using a high pressure washer, Rise both sides of the screen. After, Flood with the entire screen with a low pressure rinse from top to bottom to activate the degreasers and remove any debris

Step 3:

If stubborn stains remain, Easiway 415N can be used to remove them. Apply 415n to both sides of your screen using a cleaning pad, working it into the screen. Allow the product to dwell for 1-5 minutes (do not leave for more than 5 minutes or to dry on your screen, this may result in your screen tearing or popping!). Flood rinse the entire screen with a low pressure rinse, followed by a high pressured rinse. Please keep in mind that pro-longed contact time with Easisolv 415n may cause mesh breakdown. 


Cleaning screen using a diptank:


The most efficient and cost effective way of cleaning screens is with a diptank. The solution can remain in the tank for months and can remove emulsion whilst degreasing screens in less than 5 minutes. 

Preparation:

Always use chemical gloves, mask and safety gloves when cleaning screens. 

Step 1:

Depending on the size of your diptank, Your solution will need to be prepared using a ration of 1:7 Easiway Supra One Step Ink and Emulsion Remover to water. Simply add the Supra to your diptank and top up with the remaining water. 

Step 2:

Remove any access ink and tape from screen before dipping in the diptank. This can pro-long your solution and prevent any ink build up in the bottom of the tank.

Step 3:

Dip your screen in the tank and use the screen holders to keep your screen submerged for 1-3 minutes until the emulsion loosens and becomes ‘film like’ 

Step 4: 

Remove your screen from the dip tank and place into a washout booth. Rinse your screen both sides using a pressure washer. 

Step 5: 

If any stubborn stains remain you can use Easiway 415N. Apply 415n to both sides of your screen using a cleaning pad, working it into the screen. Allow the product to dwell for 1-5 minutes (do not leave for more than 5 minutes or to dry on your screen, this may result in your screen tearing or popping!). Flood rinse the entire screen with a low pressure rinse, followed by a high pressured rinse. Please keep in mind that pro-longed contact time with easisolv 415n may cause mesh breakdown.

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