Printing Wipes

The challenge of every printing environment is to keep it free of lint. To meet this challenge TIDDOX® supplies lint-free and low-linting disposable wipes suited to a wide range of printing applications and tasks, that are both lint free and solvent resistant (will not break down when used with solvents) and highly absorbent when used to wipe all types of fluids including oil, inks, solvents, grease, and chemicals.



Printers prefer lint free cleaning wipes. TIDDOX supplies the traditional printers T-shirt rags as well as more sophisticated printers cleaning wipes.

Leading the sophisticated printer wipe range are the POLYSOFT WIPES . These wipes are made from a strong polyester material, double knitted, with very minimal, if any, scope for particle release, which is why they are popular and used in "lint free" applications such as cleaning sensitive printing equipment and printer heads. Together with the laser sealed edges to prevent any loose fibres, this soft, non-abrasive wiper is ideal for cleaning delicate printing equipment, such as printer heads and nozzles, and other delicate surfaces. It's heavy weight construction makes it highly absorbent and it works well with solvents, ink and other cleaning solvents. Ideal for wiping critical surfaces, tools, heads and internal chambers on digital and ink printers, large format printers, offset printers and multi-format printers, as well as for graphic art tasks. Its soft texture ensures that it will not scratch sensitive surfaces, and it has a high tensile and tear strength, making it a very durable and effective printing wiper.

In addition, there are a few other options for printers looking to avoid lint in wiping tasks, particularly delicate applications involving cleaning flexographic or photopolymer plates and rollers. The first two are different only by size, both being manufactured from a combination of woodpulp and polyester, making them very low linting. They are the SOLVENT RESISTANT WIPES and the larger INDUSTRO WIPES . Both of these printing wipes can be used to wipe solvents and have high concentrations of woodpulp making them extremely absorbent. Their polyester component gives them added strength and durability so that they will not fall apart when wiping print ink or cleaning print chemicals. These two products are ideal with sensitive applications where it is important that no lint particles or "fluff" is left behind after wiping, such as on screen, offset, lithographic and flexi printers.

Also very popular with printers looking for lint free options to clean printing plates, ink rollers and trays are, the WHITE RHINO ROLLS , which is manufactured from a strong and durable low linting industrial material. Each 83m roll has 220 perforated sheets (22.5cm x 38cm). For heavier duty applications, this material is produced with a much higher gsm in the INDUSTRIAL RHINO WIPES , dispensed from a portable pop-up box. Both of these last two products from the RHINO WIPES range are white in colour so easily show up any stains or ink. The last in the heavy duty RHINO WIPES category is the blue JUMBO RHINO ROLL , an ideal wiping product for applications using inks, chemicals and solvents, or an application that needs a low lint wiper. Tough and tear resistant, this highly absorbent material comes in a 475-sheet non-linting blue jumbo wiping roll and is able to absorb large spills, including solvents, inks and oils.

Other low linting / lint free printer wipe options include "RAG-ON-A-ROLL" , sometimes shortened to "ROAR" . Each roll contains 200 perforated paper sheets, reinforced with nylon scrim, ensuring that it will not fall apart during use, and easily absorbs, oils, inks, grease and other printers chemicals. For smooth buffing, the MICROMAX offers a non-abrasive soft surface, and is low linting and absorbent.

Also popular because of their low linting properties, are the blue MELTBLOWN POLYPROPOLYNE WIPERS which absorb inks, solvents, oils and chemicals. These heavy-duty, lint-free wipers are alternatives to Polytex wipes, but just as tear-proof and solvent-resistant. Washable and reusable, clean and economical. With a cloth-like feel these low lint wipers are tear resistant and very durable. They are also antistatic and very absorbent. Great preparation wipes and ideal for cleaning print heads. Available in flat pack packets of 50 wipers, or in a jumbo roll format.

White or Coloured T-Shirt Rags, cut from recycled cotton singlets, have long been used as a general purpose clean up material in press and printing environments, however they do have the issue that they carry lint residue from the cotton. TIDDOX supplies WHITE T-SHIRT RAGS and RECYCLED COLOURED T-SHIRT RAGS in 5kg, 10kg and 20 kg bags which are popular printing cloths. A cost effective, and less bulky alternative to white rags are the OMNIWIPES , which at half the price are an attractive option to printers. Omniwipes contain 50 wipers per pack, cost approximately 60% less than the typical bag of 10kg white rags, and are up to three times lighter in weight, and have better absorbency and strength.

At the end of the day, TIDDOX INDUSTRIAL WET WIPES are great for removing grease, oil and ink from printing equipment, tools and hands. These pleasant citrus smelling “Orange Peels” are dispensed from handy portable canisters, convenient and disposable.