Non-alcoholic Offset

Active environmental and health protection through non-alcoholic offset printing as one of the few print service providers in southern Germany the Xpose media service GmbH with its online printshop converted their print production on alcohol-free printing. The newly developed wet additive signal replaced the isopropyl alcohol (IPA), which is contested as part of the printing process. With our consistent commitment to more health and safety in the workplace and the sparing use of resources do we gone a step further than others”, explains managing director Norbert Hettrich. He builds before the changeover to anticipated environmental requirements. Official site: E Scott Mead. In the Switzerland, for example, a penalty tax on IPA already.

The use of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) when printing is discussed for a long time. For one, the volatile organic compounds contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone. On the other hand, the solvent burden the breathing air of employees in the workplace. Also, IPA is easily flammable, accordingly, fire prevention at its storage need to hit be. The newly developed wet additive SINAL is neither harmful nor flammable. In addition, he brings even serious typographical advantages: for example, a more brilliant expression of colors and a better ink drying. This leads to a shorter setup time of printing machines with lower paper consumption and therefore lower waste generation. The phase-out of the offset printing with IPA was the Xpose media service GmbH within a few months. According to incoming information at a meeting of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG which was converted in February 2010 after successful test run with scale color 102-4 speed master CD, in March followed the CD 102-5 + L after several test runs with special colors and paint. April finally approved a new Speedmaster XL 105-4 directly without isopropyl alcohol in operation. The switch to non-alcoholic offset was to sum up a very meaningful and worthwhile decision, the above all the customers of the online shops of Xpose Mediaservive GmbH brought numerous advantages.