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Background and Overview
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Reasons for Change
P2 Opportunities
Key Contacts
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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

A Field Guide: Eco-Friendly, Efficient and Effective Print, 2nd Edition
Abstract: Monadnock Paper Mills has released the second edition of a how-to guide for creating more sustainable print materials. A Field Guide: Eco-Friendly, Efficient and Effective Print points out alternatives for design decisions that support sustainability. New information in the second edition includes a full chapter dedicated to packaging, an expanded section on energy and emissions, and an overview of the various environmental programs, logos, and terminology that many paper mills use in their product literature today. Sections of the guide include: Paper; Production; Inks; Printing; Finishing; Packaging; Checklist; Reference; and A Commitment Today. The guide is available for download at the URL listed here (PDF Format; Length: 20 pages). The guide may also be ordered at www.mpm.com/info.
Source: Monadnock Paper Mills
URL: http://www.mpm.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=32

Alcohol-Free Printing [PDF]
Abstract: Overview of offset printing dampening system and tips on how to switch from high VOC dampening solution
Source: Graphic Arts Technical Foundation
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/litho/alcoholfreeprinting.pdf

Alternatives to Petroleum and Solvent-Based Inks [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet offers alternative suggestions to petroleum based inks.
Source: Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01504.pdf

Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment [PDF]
Abstract: Blanket wash chemistry alternative evaluation
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Design for the Environment Project
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/litho/litho.pdf

CTSA Summary Booklet: Solutions for Lithographic Printers: An Evaluation of Substitute Blanket Washes [PDF]
Abstract:
Source: EPA DfE
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/litho/lithbkst.pdf

DfE Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment: Methodology and Resource Guide
Abstract: Presents the methods and resources needed to conduct Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment (CTSA), a method for evaluating the comparative risk, performance, cost, and P2 benefits of alternatives to chemicals currently in use.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Design for the Environment Program
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/tools/ctsa/index.htm

Digital Graphics Magazine
Abstract: News and trend information within the Digital Printing trade
Source: Digital Graphics Magazine
URL: http://www.nbm.com/index.php?page=dggeneral

Elimination of Toxic Chemicals from Blanket Wash by a Lithographic Printer
Abstract: Case Study about a lithographic printer that eliminated TRI listed materials from the blanket wash.
Source: Graphic Arts Network
URL: http://www.p2ad.org/documents/ma_printing2.html

Emission Reduction in Waterless Printing Operations
Abstract: A case study on the use of lower vapor pressure cleaning solvents
Source: PNEAC
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/litho/wincup.cfm

Fountain Solution Solutions
Abstract: A fact sheet on emission reduction through use of alternatives to isopropyl alcohol fountain solution additives; includes tips on how to make the switch
Source: Montana State University
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/litho/fountain.cfm

Managing Solvents and Wipes
Abstract: Alternative solvents, implementing and reducing amount of solvent used
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Design for the Environment Project
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/lithography/case_studie
s/case1/lcasestudy1.html

McNaughton & Gunn, Inc., Saline, MI : Book Printer Reduces Waste at the Source [PDF]
Abstract: Source reduction study with elimination of hazardous and solid wastes
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/litho/mcnaughtongunn.pdf

Mitchell Graphics Inc. Digital Pre-press Reduces Waste at the Source [PDF]
Abstract: Case study report on replacing pre-press equipment resulting in reduced waste.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/litho/mitchellgraphics.pdf

Plate Developing in Commercial Printing
Abstract: Fact sheet discusses alternative plate developing systems and electronic prepress
Source: MT State University
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/litho/plates.cfm

Pollution Prevention: Printing Inks [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses alternative products to high VOC printing inks
Source: Montana State University
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/litho/onsiteinkrecycle.pdf

Printing Impressions Magazine
Abstract: Publication with news, federal news and articles on new technologies and industry trends
Source: Printing Impressions Magazine
URL: http://www.piworld.com

Reduction of Hazardous Waste and Chemical Usage by a Lithographic Printer
Abstract: Case study of a lithographic printer in Georgia that installed a rag centrifuge and solvent recovery still. Includes payback and cost savings information.
Source: Georgia DNR
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/09/08034.htm

Substitute Blanket Washes: Making Them Work
Abstract:
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Design for the Environment Project
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/lithography/bulletins/b
ullet01/lbulletin1.html

Vegetable Ester Blanket Washes [PDF]
Abstract: Use this bulletin to compare the performance, cost, and health and environmental benefits of vegetable ester blanket washes with your current wash. This information can help you get started in finding the best substitute blanket wash for you.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Design for the Environment Project
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/lithography/bulletins/b
ullet03/lithob3.pdf

Vegetable Ester Blanket Washes HTML [PDF]
Abstract: Use this bulletin to compare the performance, cost, and health and environmental benefits of vegetable ester blanket washes with your current wash. This information can help you get started in finding the best substitute blanket wash for you.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Design for the Environment Project
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/lithography/bulletins/bullet03/l
ithob3.pdf

Waste Evaluation of Soy-Based Ink at a Sheet-Fed Offset Printer [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet focusing on use of soy inks as substitute for petroleum inks
Source: Pacific Northwest P2 Center
URL: http://www.greenpressinitiative.org/documents/EPAinkStudy.pd
f

Waste Reduction Tips for Offset Printing
Abstract: Tips to avoid "F-listed" solvents in an offset lithographic printing plant
Source: VA Small Business Assistance Program
URL: http://www.deq.state.va.us/osba/factsheets/printset.html

Waterless Printing Association
Abstract: Waterless printing technology information.
Source: www.waterless.org
URL: http://www.waterless.org/

Working with Suppliers
Abstract: The first contact for assistance is typically the supplier. This fact sheet provides advice on what questions to ask and answers to look for.
Source: MT State University
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/all/suppliers.cfm

 


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