Printech Archive, September, 1999: Re: Digital Imaging to Reduce Silver Waste

Re: Digital Imaging to Reduce Silver Waste

Wayne Pferdehirt (
Wed, 1 Sep 1999 17:27:06 CST

From: "Wayne Pferdehirt" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 17:27:06 CST
Subject: Re: Digital Imaging to Reduce Silver Waste

> Is there much room for the application of digital technology in printing
> a means to reduce film waste and the need for silver
> recovery??

A couple of resources on use of digital technology by printers:

The PNEAC/SGIA 12/98 videoconference, "Using Screen Printing
Technologies for Business and Environmental Success," included a
session overviewing current and evolving digital pre-press technologies for
screen printers. There was also an in-plant case study of the first U.S.
screen printer to implement large-format computer-to-screen technology.

In April 2000, PNEAC and FTA will be broadcasting a videoconference for
flexographers, "High Performance Flexo: Printing with a Greener, Cleaner
Image." We will have a case study (being filmed later this month) of one of
the first U.S. companies to implement digitall imaged flexo plates.


Wayne P. Pferdehirt, P.E., AICP
Director, Master of Engineering in Professional Practice Program
Specialist, Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension
610 Langdon Street, Room 532, Madison, WI 53703-1195
Phone: 608/265-2361 Fax: 608/262-6250



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