Printech Archive, October, 1998: Cleaning Ink from Screens

Cleaning Ink from Screens

Jim Hadley (jhadley@netinfo.ci.lincoln.ne.us)
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 16:29:55 -0500

A screen printer using Nazdar 5700 Series ink (solvent based) to print
signs on metal and/or plastic substrates currently uses MIBK
(methylisobutylketone) on rags to clean ink off screens.

Any suggestions for alternate products for screen cleaning? Preferably a
product that won't lead to Hazardous Waste generation (Flash Point >140
F). (I have given him a copy of the EPA DfE study summary report.)

Thanks for your assistance.

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Jim Hadley, PE
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
3140 "N" Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510-1514

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