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How to use Invert Trim Waste to cut solvent costs in printing platemaking


The increase in solvent costs has sharpened the focus on cost savings and hitting sustainability targets through reducing solvent use. A simple to implement feature of the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, the Invert Trim Waste, prevents unused plate space being washed away in platemaking, reducing the need for virgin solvent.

In this Tech Tip, Dr. John Anderson, Director of Advanced Print Applications, looks at how to use the Invert Trim Waste feature, and the savings that can be made on every m2 of plate material processed.

John says:

“Despite this established usage in plate rooms, 80% of FLEXCEL NX Plates are being made without ITW activated, resulting in increased solvent and energy use, and more virgin solvents added to process these plates.”

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