Printech Archives, May, 1997: Question re/ Ink Containers and Load Wrapping

Question re/ Ink Containers and Load Wrapping

Marvin Fleischman (
Thu, 1 May 97 10:51:36 EDT

I have a couple of questions related to offset printing:
1)From a recyclability viewpoint, would it be more feasible to use plastic
wrap instead of coated vapor barrier paper on paper shipments? Would shrink
wrapping be more expensive?

2) Do any ink suppliers provide ink in cans with plastic liners, & perhaps
resealable liners, e.g., zip-lock type bag? This could prevent direct contact
of the ink with the can and make return of the empty can to the supplier or
perhaps for recycle as scrap metal, more feasible. Also, would a resealable
bag reduce skinning of the residual ink or ink that is saved, along with
spraying with an anti-oxidant?

Thank you.
Marvin Fleischman,



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