Ask PNEAC Archive: Re: Insidious Solvents Article

Re: Insidious Solvents Article

Deb Jacobson (
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 14:16:12 -0600

Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 14:16:12 -0600
From: Deb Jacobson <>
Subject: Re: Insidious Solvents Article

I asked our librarian to do a search and we WERE able to find the
article. The information follows. Thank you for utilizing the PNEAC's
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Deb Jacobson

Author(s): Rebsamen, Werner
Title: Bindery: Insidious Solvents
Source: American Printer v206n3, (Dec 1990): p.66,68 (2 pages)
Journal Code: APR
Supplier No: 91-05413
Standard No: ISSN: 0744-6616 CODEN: APRTBC
Language: English
Abstract: The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) book-testing
laboratory is familiar with the difficulties caused by quick-setting inks
and cold-set web offset printing. Despite disagreements with some chemists,
the RIT lab has several examples of ink-solvent migration to demonstrate
its potential problems to printers. In a study at the FOGRA (West Germany)
research institute, researchers found that half of all solvents used on
sheet-fed offset lithography printed works were still in a liquid phase 3
months after the job was printed. However, 6 weeks later, damages were so
severe that pages came loose in normal use. To prevent such problems,
printers and binders can take the following steps: 1. if the ink must bleed
into the binding edge, strip it out at least 3/16 inch on each side of the
fold, 2. specify a 2-shot adhesive binding, 3. specify polyurethane (PUR)
adhesive, 4. store sheet-fed printing sheets and signatures with heavy ink
coverage, 5. if such risks exist, recommend Smyth sewing, and 6. if in
doubt, always test.

Geographic: US
Class Code: 8690; 8640; 9190
Document Type: Journal article
Accession No: 00531069

At 04:12 PM 12/14/99 -0500, wrote:
>Are you familiar with an article by Werner Rebsamen titled "Insidious
>I am trying to located the magazine issue that the article originally
>appeared in.
>Any help you can ofer would be appreciated.

Debra Jacobson (formerly Kramer)
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