Bulletin 1: Quick Facts
Why Substitute Blanket Washes?
- Older washes are high in VOCs
- Older washes are unhealthy to breathe and harm the environment
What Makes Substitutes Different?
- Less VOCs
- No HAPs
How Might Substitutes Lower My Costs?
- With training, may use less wash
- Safer work environment may mean lower health costs
- Lower compliance costs
Don't Give Up Too Soon
- Do not let differences stop you
- Get experience with new cleaning techniques
- Determine for yourself what works best
- With slight changes in wash, substitutes can perform as well as standard
Partners in the Design for the Environment Lithographic Printing Partnership:
- Printing Industries of America
- Graphic Arts Technical Foundation
- The Environmental Conservation Board of the Graphic Communications
- The University of Tennessee
- and individual printers and suppliers.