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I am looking into making our print shop more envirionmentally friendly and wanted to see if anyone on here could point me in the right direction. Due to our setup we need to stay using plastisol inks...but are there any more "friendly" inks, cleaners, etc. Any help is appreciated.
 

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as soon as you go green you can bump up your prices a little as supplies and ink are a little more costly and i see you work on a thin margin. my prices went up when i started using w/b inks, soy cleaners and a natural gas dryer. people will seek you out to print for them if you offer green. stan
 

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hey fred, when i first went to matsui water base ink i bought a six pack of screen opener. popped open a can last weekend to clear a plugged carb on my lawnmower. that's it, in over a year never had to use it to clear screens. it gets very very hot in fresno so i do have to keep moving. stan
 

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The best thing for the environment, is to produce shirts which can be washed 100 time or more.
I suspect that only a small percentage of the billions of T-shirts in landfills are there because they wore out. Most are there because they went out of date, out of fashion, or were just never meant to be worn more than a couple of times in the first place.

Producing a shirt that can withstand 100 washings may turn out to be resource-intensive overkill in most cases. A more practical goal may be to produce a shirt that can withstand 10-20 washings but is easily compostable/recycled.
 
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