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Re: Digital Imaging to Reduce Silver Waste


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From: Wayne Pferdehirt (pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu)
Date: Wed Sep 01 1999 - 18:27:06 CDT


> Is there much room for the application of digital technology in printing
> operations...as a means to reduce film waste and the need for silver
> recovery??

Richard,
A couple of resources on use of digital technology by printers:

The PNEAC/SGIA 12/98 videoconference, "Using Screen Printing
Technologies for Business and Environmental Success," included a
session overviewing current and evolving digital pre-press technologies for
screen printers. There was also an in-plant case study of the first U.S.
screen printer to implement large-format computer-to-screen technology.

In April 2000, PNEAC and FTA will be broadcasting a videoconference for
flexographers, "High Performance Flexo: Printing with a Greener, Cleaner
Image." We will have a case study (being filmed later this month) of one of
the first U.S. companies to implement digitall imaged flexo plates.

-Wayne

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Wayne P. Pferdehirt, P.E., AICP
Director, Master of Engineering in Professional Practice Program
Specialist, Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension
610 Langdon Street, Room 532, Madison, WI 53703-1195
Phone: 608/265-2361 Fax: 608/262-6250
pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu
http://epdwww.engr.wisc.edu/mepp/
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