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Blanket wash has a pretty self-explanatory name. It is most often used for the purpose of cleaning the blanket in offset sheet-fed printing. The blanket is a carrier of the image and in times when it's necessary to move the image or make some kind of adjustment it can be of benefit to the operator to clean the blanket before proceeding. All washes are capable of cutting ink, they will cause it to mix with the wash itself and become more viscous in order to be wiped away. Blanket wash is a solvent used by press operators to clean their blankets. Read all about Blanket wash at the bottom of the page.

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Squeeze Bottle 16 oz California Wash Gallon varn_color_wash_step_1
16 oz Squeeze Bottle
Our Price: $9.50
This 16 oz squeeze bottle is bottom feeding. Just give it a squeeze and a fine squirt of the contents will come out the nozzle. Pretty simple, yet extremely useful California wash is a great blanket & roller wash. Easily clean your press and keep your equipment in great shape! It's also one of MSL's Eco Friendly products. 1 Gallon of Color-Wash, Step 1 - Part of a two step environmental deep-cleaner for color changes and occasional roller maintenance. Meets strict California regulations. Removes ink and gum glaze.
Bring Overused Blankets Back to Life with Varn Super Rubber Rejuvenator varn_ABC_wash V-253 Blanket Wash (5 gal,pail)
Varn Super Rubber Rejuvenator (Gal)
Our Price: $49.71
Sale Price: $40.90
Varn ABC Wash [5 Gallon]
Our Price: $89.90
V-253 Blanket Wash (5 gal,pail)
Our Price: $155.09
Sale Price: $144.90
Varn Super Rubber Rejuvenator (Gal) Varn ABC Wash removes water soluble gum glaze, lint paper dust and stock coatings very economically. V-253 Blanket Wash (5 gal,pail)
California Wash Pail varn_v-120_blanket_wash
Varn California Wash [5 Gallon]
Our Price: $157.80
Sale Price: $149.90
California wash is a great blanket & roller wash. Easily clean your press and keep your equipment in great shape! California Wash is one of MSL's Eco Friendly products. Wash V-120 is a special blend of solvents and cleansers formulated to quickly and thoroughly clean and rejuvenate lithographic blankets; rubber, composition and synthetic rollers.
   
 

Blanket Wash

Blanket wash cleans the blanket in offset sheet-fed pricing. There are a number of scenarios where it may be necessary to clean the blanket, and Mid-State Litho supplies several different blanket washes to meet our customers' needs. All washes have the capability of cutting ink, which will cause it to mix with the wash itself. This makes the mixture to become more viscous in order to be wiped away.

Blanket wash and solvents can contain harmful chemicals and release VOCs (volatile organic compounds) as they evaporate. In the recent past, there has been a hard push to green this process of printing and come up with more environmentally friendly forms of blanket washes.

Specialty Washes

Blanket Washes come in a wide variety of formulations for specific applications. Certain types of blankets perform better with specific formulas of blanket wash. Some other blanket washes are engineered to work specifically with a particular type of blanket material. There are even blanket washes that are formulated to be water-miscible meaning that they can be mixed with water.

Environmentally Friendly Washes

In modern times, we are all aware of how important it is to take care of our natural environment and our bodies. Both government regulations and a widespread drive from end users and operators have led manufacturers to come out with specialty Blanket Washes that have extremely low levels of VOCs and low oder without compromising performance in the press room. Although these blanket washes are certainly better to use, they do come with an added expense of operation. For this reason, environmentally friendly blanket washes have not yet been universally adopted in operation throughout the entire printing industry. With time and perhaps some further regulation, the industry will no doubt fully transition to better more responsible formulas.