Printech Archive, March, 2000
Re: Env benefit of waterless printing


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From: Wayne Pferdehirt (pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu)
Date: Fri Mar 31 2000 - 13:22:08 CST


Jeff (and others):

I have heard the same from other sources but have not to date seen specific
comparisons. Do you have any of your own info, or know of analyses by
others, comparing platemaking chemistries and relative energy costs for
waterless compared to traditional litho?

Thanks,
Wayne

At 08:15 AM 3/30/00 -0600, you wrote:
>Not surprisingly, there are several tradeoffs involved in using waterless
>printing to address environmental concerns. Among them are: 1) energy
>usage for cooling press cylinders (that effectively replaces fountain
>solution in traditional lithography), and 2) the hazardous nature of
>chemistry to process the printing plates used in waterless printing.

Wayne P. Pferdehirt
Director, MEPP, http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu/mepp/
Co-Director, PNEAC http://www.pneac.org
Specialist, SHWEC, http://www.uwex.edu/shwec/
tel 608.265.2361
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