XF NEOPRENE ink rolls are made from extra firm density foam. Although not quite as durable as Microcell, XF Neoprene rolls offer slightly higher print quality and are recommended especially where 3 or 4 lines of type are required.
To ink the roller: Remove the dry roll from the plastic bag. Pour ink into a clean container large enough to accommodate the size of the ink roll. Place the roll on it's side into the container. Using your finger tips (wear gloves), press down firmly on the side of the roll. Continue to press down on the roll while rotating it in the container. Flip the roll over in the container and repeat the process until the all of the ink is absorbed. As you press down on the ink roll you are forcing the air out of the roll which allows the ink to be absorbed.
Using a screwdriver, remove the roll from the container. Roll the ink roll across a clean piece of paper or cardboard to remove the excess ink.
It is important to the performance of the coder that the ink roll is fully saturated with ink but not dripping wet. When fully saturated, a 1-1/8" face roll will hold approximately 4 ounces (118 ml.) of ink, a 2" face roll will hold approximately 7 ounces (209 ml.) of ink, a 3" face roll will hold approximately 10 ounces (313 ml.) of ink and a 4" face roll will hold approximately 14 ounces (418 ml.) of ink.
Note: Ink Rolls made from Neoprene materials are inked using a different procedure than inking the Microcell Ink Rolls.