Processless printing and zero alcohol printing are two relatively new printing technologies that have gained popularity in recent years. Both technologies offer significant benefits over traditional printing methods, including reduced environmental impact, increased efficiency, and improved print quality.
Processless printing, as the name suggests, eliminates the need for a traditional printing plate-making process. Instead, a specialized printing plate is used that does not require any pre-treatment or processing before use. This eliminates the need for chemicals and reduces waste, making it a more environmentally-friendly option. Additionally, the processless plates are more durable and have a longer lifespan than traditional plates, which reduces costs and increases efficiency.
Zero alcohol printing is another new technology that eliminates the need for alcohol-based solvents in the printing process. Alcohol has traditionally been used as a solvent in printing inks to help them dry faster and prevent smudging. However, alcohol is a volatile organic compound (VOC) and can have negative impacts on human health and the environment. Zero alcohol printing uses water-based inks that dry quickly without the need for solvents, reducing VOC emissions and improving air quality.
Both processless and zero alcohol printing technologies offer significant benefits in terms of sustainability, efficiency, and print quality. As more companies prioritize sustainability and eco-friendliness, these technologies are likely to become more widespread in the printing industry.