Toray Industries Inc. the world leader in design and manufacturing of Waterless offset plate systems for the newspaper and commercial printing industries, continues to lead the way in sustainable plate making.
The Toray Waterless Offset Plate System is a printing plate process which eliminates the need for a dampening system and fluid used in traditional printing presses.
Recent years we have seen a great deal of interest in new printing techniques, and Waterless is among them providing the ability to produce exceptional high quality on a wide variety of paper stocks which expands the printers semi- commercial product offering.
Both, coldset and heatset printing applications are possible without changing the ink.
There is a number of reasons why a printer would want to remove the dampening system from the press, these include:
• Print Quality
The absence of water in the printing process improves the dot sharpness, gives brighter punchier colours, and eliminates problems associated with paper fan-out and mis-registration.
• Ease of Press Operation
Without a dampening system, there is no need to constantly manage the ink-water balance. The printer has only one fluid (the ink itself) to worry about.
• Reduced Waste
Start-up paper waste will be greatly reduced, as colour balance and clean copy will be achieved much more faster