We've stopped using pallet tape. Used it for many years. Sometimes it would rip when applying it, other times it would wrinkle. Many times it would tear when removing it and it would require too much time to completely remove from the platen.
Also, the original reason we stopped is that we were having poor results printing halftones. Couldn't figure out what the issue was. Tape got soiled so we removed it and tried printing w/o the tape and haf=d great results. Haven't used it since.
It really is easier to clean our platens w/ mineral spirits and wipe clean.
We ave paint thinner in a spray bottle and spray while we rotate the platens. By the time the platen comes around for the second time, most all of the adhesive and ink have been softened and can be removed with a rag. Best way for us to proceed.