CHEMISTRY DEFINITELY has its place: in science fairs, laboratories and love. However, more and more in-plants are displacing chemistry in favor of greener, cleaner workflows. Platemaking is one of the areas getting the enviro-overhaul.
Here, five in-plants recount their transitions to chemistry-free computer-to-plate (CTP). And despite our best efforts to document the bad along with the good, these in-plants claim to have had very few reservations—and even fewer regrets.
Yes, for these users, investing in chemistry-free CTP technology was somewhat of a no-brainer, simply the sensible and sustainable thing to do. Yet their successes have been the result of extensive and diligent research, planning, assessment, training and experimentation. For specifics, statistics and sound advice, read the stories below.