The Next Greatest Thing in Blanket Cleaning
I don't like to promote products, especially ones that are unproven. But there was a new product released at Drupa by Grafinkontrol for offset printers that I think is going make waves in the industry. It is an automatic blanket cleaner that uses dry ice (carbon dioxide just like you see above) to wash blankets. It promises the following three things that together could add up quickly to justify the cost:
- No emmissions. Since carbon dioxide occurs naturally in our atmosphere there's no concern about what it gives off.
- Solvent free. This cost savings alone could justify it. Not only does it require no solvent, but you can now eliminate costs associated with disposing of any waste solvent from your current system.
- No waste. That's right, not a single copy is lost on a wash. Done at full speed.