Screen Questions

Debra Kramer (
kramer@cmcusa.org)
Tue, 18 Jun 96 12:14:00 PDT


I have a few questions about a screen printer I visited.

1. They are using inks with SARA reportables , heavy metals and high VOCs.
Because they need the ink to penetrate the nylon fabric they print on they
cannot switch to UV curable ink. Is it conceivable for them to ask their
supplier to supply them with reformulated ink that does NOT contain the
nasty stuff, such as water based?

2. Can screen print ink waste / leftover ink be blended into black, add
toners and reuse this ink on site or does it all have to go to a recycling
facility?

3. Is there any special problems associated with recycling metal
containers that contain screen print ink residues?

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Debra Kramer



 

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