Printing Wipes

A challenge of every printing environment is to keep it free of lint. This can have a costly effect on print runs! Also you need printing wipes, rags and cloths that can keep on top of inks, solvents, chemicals, oils, grease and lubricants. To meet these challenges printers rely on TIDDOX’s printing wipes. We have a broad range of lint-free wipes, absorbent cloths, rags, foam swabs and gloves. All suited to various day-to-day printing applications and tasks.
 
Our printing consumables keep printer equipment going and support regular print head cleaning. To reduce downtime and disruptions the maintenance should extend beyond print heads. It should include nozzles, imaging cylinders, plates and scanner drums. This will improve the quality of the prints and also extend the life of the equipment and parts.

 

TIDDOX supplies cloths, rags, lint-free wipes, swabs and gloves to the printing industry. From print head maintenance to equipment surface wiping and absorbing inks and solvents. Presented below is an overview of these printing wipes. They range from general purpose t-shirt rags to specialty products for critical cleaning.

 

LINT-FREE PRINTER CLOTHS

Leading the specialty products range are the POLYSOFT WIPES. These lint-free wipes keep print heads clean. They remove ink build up on ink jet print heads on large format printers. They are also used on other delicate surfaces such as print nozzles and scanner drums. Together with the foam swabs, they used on most makes and models of printing equipment. This includes UV printers, optical media printers, offset printers and multi-format printers.
POLYSOFT lint-free wipes have a high tensile strength and are tear resistant. The polyester material double knitted to prevent any loose fibres. On top of this, the edges are also laser sealed to further prevent particle release. The texture of these printing wipes is soft and non-abrasive. The fabric will not lint or damage sensitive surfaces. They are ideal for cleaning print heads, critical surfaces, tools and internal chambers. Their heavy weight construction makes them absorbent of solvents, inks and chemicals.
The POLYSOFT WIPES undergo intensive laundering to reduce particles and extractables. Once the launder process completed, they are double bagged in a cleanroom environment. The end product is printing wipes suitable for critical wiping tasks. Also suitable for other lint-free applications. Tasks include cleaning lenses, glass surfaces, stainless steel, computer discs, monitors and touchscreens.

 

The LintNIL WIPES are soft cloths used by printers to apply and remove solvents and IPA. The have a very low particle and ion count, so minimal loose lint fibres. They are also non-abrasive so appropriate for cleaning delicate printer component parts. Excellent glass cleaning cloths.
For smooth buffing and polishing, consider the MICROMAX. It is a non-abrasive, soft textured printing wipe, that is lint-free and very absorbent.

 

FOAM SWABS

Used in conjunction with the POLYSOFT product, are the lint free double headed FOAM SWABS. Used in print head cleaning, and to wipe off debris from heads, nozzles and cylinders. The foam tips are large and heat sealed. Long plastic paddles to reach into recesses and cavities on printing equipment.

 

ABSORBENT PRINTER CLOTHS

When dealing with inks, oils and lubricants, the SOLVENT RESISTANT WIPE is popular. This product has a dual purpose. Its course rougher textured side dislodges debris and grease. Its smooth underside wipes down sensitive surfaces. These printing wipes have high concentrations of wood pulp making them very absorbent. They also have great tear resistance and durability. Will not fall apart when wiping print ink or cleaning print chemicals. They understand it is important that no lint particles or “fluff” residue left behind. Ideal for wiping screens, offset, lithographic and flexi printers. Available in packs of 50 sheets (6 packs per carton).
For drying and cleaning printer equipment and parts, a large low lint wiper is ideal. We recommend the large INDUSTRO WIPES (55cm x 40cm). Large and very absorbent to clean printing plates and rollers. This is a wood pulp / polyester blended printing wipe that is smooth on both sides. It is very low linting and will not leave lint remnants to contaminate surfaces. These heavy duty printing wipes are also tear resistant. The portable carton contains 300 large wipers. Works with all types of solvents and inks.
For heavier duty applications, try the heavier INDUSTRIAL RHINO CLOTHS. These dispense from a portable pop-up box. Also available packaged in JUMBO RHINO ROLL format in a blue colour. This is a great absorber of inks, chemicals and solvents. Used for surface preparation because of its low lint texture. These are tough, hard wearing, heavy duty printing wipes. Packaged with 475 perforated pieces (32cm x 34cm) wrapped on a roll. An essential cleaning consumable in any print room. Wall and floor dispensers available.

 

PRINTERS DISPOSABLE TOWELS

For busy print rooms try the The 1000 SHEET JUMBO PAPER TOWEL ROLL. Disposable thick paper towels for cleaning ink off hands and tools. Absorbent, low linting and cost effective. Floor stands and wall dispensers available.
The WHITE RHINO ROLLS are very popular with printers looking for lint-free wipes. These disposable printing wipes can clean printing plates, ink rollers and trays. Strong, durable, low linting and tear resistant. Being white in colour, this printing wipe shows up any stains or ink. Each 83m roll has 220 perforated sheets (22.5cm x 38cm), 4 rolls per carton.
You will find “RAG-ON-A-ROLL”, sometimes shortened to “ROAR”, in most print rooms. It is an economic, cost effective, disposable general purpose absorbent printer cloth. Each roll contains 200 perforated paper sheets. each sheet reinforced with nylon scrim ensuring that it will not fall apart during use. 4 plys ensure it absorbs oils, inks, grease and other printers chemicals.
TIDDOX MELTBLOWN POLYPROPOLYNE WIPES prepare and degrease surfaces. Fast absorber of inks, solvents, oils and chemicals. Tear-resistant, solvent-resistant and anti-static. Available in packets of 50 sheets (12 packs per carton) or in a perforated jumbo roll.

 

WET WIPES

Try the INDUSTRIAL WET WIPES for removing grease, oil, ink and adhesives. A quick and easy way to clean hands, equipment, rollers, trays and plates in a print room. Each portable canister contains 120 pull out perforated pieces. Pre-moistened, convenient, disposable sheets.

 

PRINTERS RAGS

TIDDOX supplies printers nationwide with WHITE T-SHIRT RAGS and RECYCLED COLOURED T-SHIRT RAGS. Packaged in 1.5kg, 5kg, 10kg and 20 kg bags. Bags of rags are a general purpose clean up material in press and printing environments. Very absorbent material. T-Shirt rags do have the issue that they carry lint residue from the cotton.
An alternative from white rags are the OMNIWIPES. A white spunlace cloth made of high levels of absorbent viscose content. The white colour shows up inks. Packaged in smaller, convenient packs than bags of rags. A lower cost per wipe and easier to store and transport, and have greater absorbency.

 

PRINTERS GLOVES

TIDDOX supplies lint free Nitrile Gloves to print rooms. The black gloves are thick and resistant to chemicals. They keep hands clean of dyes and ink and provide finger protection.
There are two types of black gloves. The THIN BLACK NITRILE GLOVES and the PREMIUM BLACK NITRILE GLOVES. The latter uses a stronger nitrile component and incorporates a low sweat technology. The former thinner glove provides increased sensitivity and feel to the user. Both types of gloves provide the user with dexterity, and textured grip.