Ink Waste Reduction



This is really obvious once you read it;

The more jobs you print using Opaltone, the more money you save in reduced waste ink costs.

How so, right now you print each customer job with 1 or 2 or even more spot colors, when the job is finished, the spot color is washed out to make way for the new spot color on the next job.

When you wash out a spot color, you waste several pounds, kilos or liters of spot color ink and the solvent it is washed out with.

It does not take long to calculate this cost of waste ink over a year per press.

If you are printing Opaltone, there is no wash out, the same color inks are used over and over again.

The washed out spot color has left over not used ink, this is usually returned to the ink store in your facility and marked as reduced ink, this will sit for several months or even years, after some time, it is forgotten what condition it actually was in when returned to the ink storage.

Rather than take a risk on poor quality packaging hitting the market place, this ink is eventually dumped as liquid waste ink, adding even more cost to the waste ink and solvent bill.

If you were to print Opaltone for the savings generated just from reduction of liquid waste ink and solvent, you would save a truck load of money per year, enough to far outweigh the cost of implementing the Opaltone system.

Ink waste is also a very serious environmental issue, by reducing the liquid waste, you help avoid the disposal of liquid waste inks which are incinerated rather than used in landfill due to its toxic nature.

This incineration process causes a significant out put of CO2 into the atmosphere, adding to the global warming crisis.

So you can save money on the cost of the waste ink and solvent, the cost of paying to have it taken away and incinereated, and you can reduce your Carbon Footprint by not contributing to the CO2 crisis.

No matter which way you look at it, EVERYONE WINS!