For Microcell Roller:
IMPORTANT: Read these directions carefully before attempting to ink rolls.
Fill a container with coder ink to a level deep enough to completely submerge the roll. We recommend cutting off the bottom of an old two liter. Carefully place the roll into the container of ink. DO NOT ROTATE THE ROLL TO COAT THE ENTIRE SURFACE. Let the roll soak until it is completely submerged. It is very important that you do not rotate the roll once you have placed it in the ink container. If the surface of the roll is completely covered, it will not allow the air to escape out of the top surfaces and therefore proper inking will not be obtained.
For XF Neoprene Ink Roller:
WARNING: Non-Porous Inks contain flammable solvents. Do not smoke or handle these rolls in the presence of sparks or open flames. Inks will also stain clothing, furniture, carpeting and your hands. Rubber gloves should be worn during the following procedures.
A dry XF Neoprene ink roll has the same characteristics as a sponge with the capacity to absorb approximately 1 - 1.5 fluid ounces of ink. Please follow the guidelines below to properly pre-ink your roll
- Pour approximately 1-1/2 to 2 ounces of ink into a clean container.
- Carefully place the roll into the container of ink. (Hand gloves are highly recommend.) Using your finger tips, firmly press down on the side of the ink roll and then release the pressure. This will force the air out of the roll and the voids will be filled with ink. Turn the roll over, placing the un-inked side down in the container. Repeat the process above until the roller is fully saturated.
- Remove the Ink Roll from the container and place the roll on its side on a plastic bag or some other nonabsorbent surface. Push the Core into the center hole of the Ink Roll. (HP100 and HP100 push allen bolt through the center.)
- Using the Ink Roll Hub, push the Ink Roll fully onto the core. (Not used on the HP100 or HP200 models)
- After the initial inking, the Ink Roll will be excessively wet. To remove the excess ink, place a round shank screwdriver through the core and roll the ink roll across a clean piece of paper or cardboard to remove excess ink.
Installing an over-saturated ink roll on your coder will result in poor print quality and possible ink leakage problems.