Printing Press Cleaning

About Printing Press Cleaning

The many intricate parts of a modern large-scale printing press can be a nightmare to keep clean. The countless hours spent printing causes these complex pieces to accumulate ink, paper pulp and debris creating printing issues. Alignment problems, blurry and distorted prints and high scrap rates just to name a few.

A crucial part of a modern printing press is called a “gripper”. Its main function is, you guessed it, to “grip” the sheet or sheets of paper and pull it through the press. This process happens very quickly with many repetitions per minute. If the gripper is dirty the press is going to slow down resulting in decreased productivity and poor-quality prints. In other words, it will cost the printing company time and money.

The best way to keep the grippers (and other parts clean) is to use Dry Ice Blasting. At Hughes Environmental we clean printing presses with no secondary waste. The presses do not have to be disassembled and no harsh chemicals or solvents are utilized only CO2. We can clean in 1/3 of the time of traditional chemical methods and it’s 100% environmentally safe.

Dry ice blast cleaning saves time, money and the planet because it doesn’t contribute any secondary waste to the environment. Dry ice sublimates on contact and returns to a vaporous gas, therefore there are no extra elements introduced to the press room environment that might add to the clean-up process.


Are Hughes Environmental technicians certified?

Yes! Working with Hughes, you can expect technicians that are trained, certified and up-to-date on common best practices. We have an OSHA trainer on staff, and our technicians have been through OSHA 10- or 30-hour training. We also have Council-certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE) and Council-certified Microbial Remediators (CMR) on staff. For a full list of certifications please visit our About page.

Do you perform work nationwide?

Yes! We are a National Service provider that is familiar with proper facility cleaning solutions. No matter where you are located, we have your facility cleaning needs covered. Contact us today to learn more.

Do you provide project reports after each cleaning?

Yes! After each project, Hughes can create a project report for you summarizing the work that was done. Each report will include before and after pictures. Please tell your account rep that you want a project report!

Explosion Hazard

Reduce potential explosion hazards from built up combustible dust caught inside your systems.

Increase Efficiency

Cleaned equipment increases overall system efficiency reducing mechanical malfunctions.

Bacterial Growth

Help prevent foreign bacteria and fungi growth clogging your systems with sludge.

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Printing Press Cleaning Benefits

Here are several reasons why your facility can benefit from our printing press cleaning service:
Help control fungal, bacterial and insect growth of contaminates
Prevent fire hazards to make sure your systems run efficiently
Prevent quality control issues with routine maintenance
Prevent loss of energy required from most industrial facilities
Removal of all debris, dirt, dust, or sludge that cause blockages or potential health concerns

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