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Washup

In printing, to clean one ink color from a printer in preparation of loading another.
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All ColorTrac series inks minimize waste with short make-readies, reduce the number of wash-ups, and come up to color on-press fast.
During calendar year 2011, the GOC reported a total of 9.01 metric tons of illegal narcotics interdicted (including 8.3 MT in wash-up events), a 360% increase from the previous year's 2.5 (MT).
This approach acts as an interdiction force-multiplier for CBG troops who are responsible for patrolling the Cuban coastline, largely by foot, collect wash-ups of illicit narcotics around Cuba's 5,746 kilometer coastline.
Between January and September 2009, the GOC seized 3,008 kilograms of narcotics--nearly double the amount seized in 2008, including 86 packets of narcotics wash-ups (1,037 kilograms of marijuana, 2 kilograms of cocaine, and 31 kilograms of hashish).
The total time was approximately 16 hours of prepress work, and six to eight hours on press considering set-ups, mixing custom ink colors, and wash-ups. Plus there were plate and film costs.
The judges concluded there will be fewer blanket wash-ups and replacement, reduced downtime and paper waste and increased ink stability and setting.
"Printers who use Hydro H20 Inks will see countless advantages such as fewer blanket wash-ups and replacement, reduced downtime and paper waste and increased ink stability and setting," an InterTech Technology Award judge said.
Wilkinson, Spectrastat runs cleaner with virtually no wash-ups required, and customers are reporting 30 percent to 40 percent more mileage.
Productivity is improved because of the paper's clean, dependable runnability which eliminates mid-run wash-ups, and outstanding color fidelity is ensured by the paper's high-gloss surface, according to the company.
* Flexo Concepts has introduced its QuikWash wash-up system, which cuts wash-up times and solvent consumption in half by using an exclusive plastic wash-up blade to dramatically improve wash-up effectiveness.