“In today’s world with decreasing run lengths, the low make-ready waste of waterless has a great impact on the bottom line; especially when using costly materials are often used for packaging and security products,” says Ms Batko.
Using Sahara UV Cure ink from Classic Colours switching between paper and non-absorbent substrates, like different kinds of plastic or metalized materials, is easy – a critical factor for achieving maximum productivity.
“Waterless is a valuable tool for printers seeking to expand their product range and increase profit.” states Ms Batko.
“Waterless plates produce razor sharp, brilliant images, with a wider colour spectrum than conventional printing, on nearly any kind of non-absorbent substrate, like plastics, foils, metal or even wood.”
She adds: “No dampening water gets rid of the instability problems one has with conventional UV printing, resulting in higher quality consistency, less waste and the elimination of all fountain chemicals from the effluent. A B1 format press running web offset on three shifts consumes up to 100.000 liters of water, 10.000 liters of IPA and 3500 liters of fountain concentrate every year. Toray plates provide a totally sustainable process that has the highest quality and environmental credentials.
By combining the best technology for both printing and finishing the printers of tomorrow can achieve maximum productivity and product diversification.