Printech Archives, August 1997: Re: Plate cleaning solvent for intaglio printing

Re: Plate cleaning solvent for intaglio printing

Robert Gifford (
Tue, 12 Aug 1997 12:40:47 -0500

This message is being forwarded on behalf of Michelle Carstensen

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Check out our website for biochemical-based cleaning alternatives. I am
also coming out with a printing industry report that covers
biochemical-based press cleaners, blanket washes, inks and ink
additives. It should be available by the end of the month (no cost).

Michelle Carstensen
Research Associate
Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Dave Salman wrote:
> Can anyone help me with this question on cleaning solvents for
> intaglio printing?
> Does anyone have any information on alternative solvents for plate
> washing and cleanup (hand wipe) of petroleum based inks used in
> intaglio printing.
> Currently, a mineral spirit formulation (Varsol) is used, and the
> desire is to either substitute with another solvent that is economically
> feasible, or to try a commercially avaliable solvent delivery system
> that would use a smaller amount of the solvent.



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