Printech Archives, March 1997: DfE LITHOGRAPHY PROJECT PUBLICATIONS LIST

DfE LITHOGRAPHY PROJECT PUBLICATIONS LIST

Karen Seeh (
SEEH.KAREN@epamail.epa.gov)
Wed, 05 Mar 1997 18:25:21 -0500



		

Attached is the new DfE LITHOGRAPHY PROJECT PUBLICATIONS LIST!!
Ordering information from PPIC is also included.

LITHOGRAPHY Project
Publications List

United States
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA 744-F-96-022
March 1997
Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances (7406)

What Is the Design for the Environment (DfE) Lithography Project?

The Design for the Environment (DfE) Lithography Project is a voluntary effort between the
lithographic printing industry and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The
goal of the Project is to provide lithographers with information that can help them design an
operation that is more environmentally sound, safer for workers, and more cost effective.
The partners of the DfE Lithography Project evaluated 37 different commercially available
products, focusing on blanket washes. Information was gathered on the performance, cost,
and health and environmental risk tradeoffs of each substitute blanket wash. The partners
of the Project provide this information to help printers make more informed decisions about
the products they use in their shops.

Partners in the Design for the Environment (DfE) Lithography Project: Printing Industries
of America, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, the Environmental Conservation Board
of the Graphic Communications Industry, The University of Tennessee, and individual
printers and suppliers.

DfE Lithography Project Fact Sheet: Blanket Wash Solutions for Small Printers
This introduction to the DfE Lithography Project provides a brief history of how and
why the Project was started. It also discusses the three main Project areas: technical
studies, implementation, and outreach.
EPA 744-F-95-005, 2 pages, September 1995

Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment (CTSA): Lithographic Blanket Washes
The CTSA is the complete technical report of the Lithography Project. It contains
detailed results of the performance demonstrations, cost analyses, lab tests, and risk
characterizations of each of the substitute blanket washes. It also discusses the
Project background, and presents the methodology used for evaluating the washes in
each of the above categories.
EPA-744-R-95-008, 447 pages, July 1996

DfE Lithography Project CTSA Booklet: Evaluating Blanket Washes: A Guide for
Printers
Recognizing that not all printers have the time to read the larger, more detailed CTSA
report, this booklet condenses the information found in the CTSA to answer printers=
most immediate questions, such as: How do blanket washes affect worker health and
safety? How did the different blanket washes perform? What are the environmental
risks associated with each wash? What are the costs associated with each? What steps
can a printer take to test a new wash?
EPA 744-F-96-009, Spring 1997

DfE Lithography Project Case Study #1: Managing Solvents and Wipes
This case study tells how one company successfully improved its environmental and
economic performance by using alternative press cleaners and reducing the overall
use of press cleaners in its facility. The technical and procedural changes that this
printer adopted are described.
EPA 744-K-93-001, 4 pages, October 1995

DfE Lithography Case Study #2: Pollution Prevention at Custom Print
One printing facility's experience shows how a thorough step-by-step review of all
processes in a print shop can uncover many ways to prevent pollution. Custom Print
found opportunities in inventory control, in consolidation of chemicals, and even in
changes to fixed costs such as air conditioning and ventilation.
EPA 744-F-96-001, 4 pages, August 1996

DfE Lithography Project Bulletin #1: Substitute Blanket Washes: Making Them Work
Although printers experience many benefits from using substitute blanket washes,
these washes may require different application methods than traditional blanket
washes. This bulletin shares the valuable knowledge of the printers who used
substitute washes during the Lithography Project. These tips and hints can help any
printer get the most out of a substitute blanket wash.
EPA 744-F-96-002, 4 pages, August 1996

DfE Lithography Project Bulletin #2: Workplace Practices Make the Difference
DfE asked 206 lithographers to share their best methods for reducing the use of
chemicals in their facilities. This bulletin describes the most popular of these
pollution prevention practices. Implementing these practices can reduce worker
exposure to harmful chemicals, minimize pollution, and improve productivity.
EPA 744-F-96-008, 4 pages, August 1996

DfE Lithography Project Bulletin #3: Vegetable Ester Blanket Washes
Blanket washes made of vegetable esters were one category of wash tested in the
Lithography Project. This bulletin discusses the potential performance, cost, and
health and environmental benefits of using vegetable ester blanket washes.
EPA 744-F-96-014, 4 pages, October 1996

DfE Lithography Project Bulletin #4: A Worksheet to Help You Choose a Better Wash
This bulletin contains a worksheet that provides printers with a helpful step-by-step
guide to comparing different blanket wash formulations. Each wash is scored in areas
such as performance, purchase price, percentage of volatile organic compounds
(VOCs), and flammability. The bulletin also discusses the hidden costs of using a
blanket wash and how printers can cut expenses by becoming aware of these. Finally,
this bulletin provides tips on testing a new wash.
EPA 744-F-96-015, 6 pages, October 1996

Printing Industry and Use Cluster Profile
This resource provides an in-depth profile of the United States printing industry.
Demographic information is given for the entire industry, as well as for the specific
sectors: Screen Printing, Lithography, Gravure, Flexography, and Letterpress. The
Profile also presents detailed information about the processes and technological trends
involved in each sector.
EPA 744-R-94-003, 183 pages, June 1994

Federal Environmental Regulations Potentially Affecting the Commercial Printing
Industry
This helpful report summarizes the requirements of Federal laws that apply to the
commercial printing industry, such as the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; the
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Comprehensive Environmental
Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund); the Community Right-to-Know Act;
and the Toxic Substances Control Act.
EPA 744-B-94-001, 71 pages, March 1994

Summary of Focus Group Discussions with Screen Printers and Lithographers for the
Design for the Environment Printing Project
EPA conducted eight focus groups with screen printers and lithographers to discuss
the DfE Screen Printing and Lithography Projects. This report presents the focus
group methodology and summarizes the meetings. Sources of environmental
information that may be most useful to printers are also listed.
EPA 742-R-94-004, 89 pages, June 1994

Environmental Cost Accounting and Capital Budgeting: Videotape Seminar and
Handouts
This video seminar discusses the elements of environmental cost accounting and
Total Cost Assessment (TCA). TCA allows printers and others to thoroughly assess
the financial implications of environmental projects. In addition, actual applications
of TCA are discussed.
EPA 744-B-96-001, 245 minutes (plus 134 pages of handouts), July 1995

Environmental Cost Accounting and Capital Budgeting for Small to Midsized
Manufacturers: Videotape Seminar and Handouts
This video seminar discusses the connection between environmental cost accounting
and investment decision-making. It introduces Total Cost Assessment (TCA), an
approach to capital budgeting for environmental projects that improves on more
conventional cost accounting practices, and features company case studies that show
how firms have benefited from taking a TCA approach.
EPA 744-B-96-002, 165 minutes (plus 78 pages of handouts), December 1995

How to order your free DfE Lithography Project Materials:

Materials in this booklet can be ordered free of charge from EPA=s Pollution Prevention
Information Clearinghouse (PPIC). You should receive your materials within about 2
weeks from the day we receive your order.

To order by mail:
Check off the items on the next page that you would like to receive, fill out the name and
address information, cut out the page, and mail it to:
Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street, SW (7409)
Washington, DC 20460

To fax your order:
Check off the items on the next page that you would like to receive, fill out the name and
address information, photocopy the page, and fax it to PPIC at:
(202) 260-4659

To order by telephone, call PPIC at:
(202) 260-1023

To order by e-mail:
Send a message with the full title and EPA document number for each document you
want, as well as your name and mailing address, to:
ppic@epamail.epa.gov

Internet:
For more information about the Design for the Environment Program, to view some of
these documents online, or to learn about other DfE industry projects, please visit the DfE
Homepage on the WorldWideWeb:
http://es.inel.gov/dfe

Please send me the following materials (specify the number of each and please limit your
order to 15 documents total):

_____ DfE Lithography Project Fact Sheet: EPA 744-F-95-005
_____ CTSA: Lithographic Blanket Washes (447 pages): EPA-744-R-95-008
_____ CTSA Booklet: Evaluating Blanket Washes: EPA 744-F-96-009
_____ DfE Lithography Project Case Study #1: EPA 744-K-93-001
_____ DfE Lithography Project Case Study #2: EPA 744-F-96-001
_____ DfE Lithography Project Bulletin #1: EPA 744-F-96-002
_____ DfE Lithography Project Bulletin #2: EPA 744-F-96-008
_____ DfE Lithography Project Bulletin #3: EPA 744-F-96-014
_____ DfE Lithography Project Bulletin #4: EPA 744-F-96-015
_____ Printing Industry & Use Cluster Profile: EPA 744-R-94-003
_____ Federal Environmental RegulationsCCommercial Printing: EPA 744-B-94-001
_____ DfE Focus Group DiscussionsCPrinting Industry: EPA 742-R-94-004
_____ Environmental Cost Accounting Video (245 min.): EPA 744-B-96-001
_____ Environmental Cost Accounting Video (165 min.): EPA 744-B-96-002

Send my order to:

Name
Company
Street Address
City, State, Zip
Telephone (in case we need to reach you)

United States
Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20460

Official Business
Penalty for Private Use $300


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