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printech, October, 2000
skinless offset ink


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From:PNEAC_customer (pneac@istc.illinois.edu)
Date:Tuesday, October 10, 2000 7:06 PM


This is a comment and a question: Documented records from a major commercial printer shows that a test using a complete offset skinless ink for almost two years with 100% result. Can an office in the U.S. government and/or PNEAC become involved with the application of some sort of funding to study the impact and then further help the production of an ink product that can benefit in the following?: The benefits are and went unmeasured for the environment. 1. Without the presence of waste ink skin, ink waste was reduced to a minimum. a. Cost savings to the printer in the price of ink and ink waste removal. b. Extends life of ink raw materials. c. Plastic and metal containers could be reused. (No need for immediate landfill.) d. During idle periods ink was left in press. Completely stays skinless Tested idle in press to 72 hours.) 1. Reduced first shift makeready. (Approximately 45 minutes.) 2. Reduced first shift cleanup shutdown. (Approximately 1 hour.) e. Better print quality. (No ink skin hickies.) f. Dried faster on any substrate tested. The list could keep going. For more information please reply...



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