Toray Adds Eco-Friendly Offering To Waterless Offset Printing Plate Solutions


AQ Contrast Enhancer is designed for use with punch-bending and sorting equipment that need plates with an excellent contrast. The eco-friendly post treatment for waterless offset printing plates can be used when contrast enhancement is necessary.

‘Waterless offset printing is the most environmentally sustainable method of offset printing, and now it is even more sustainable,’ said Noboru Kawanaka, Technical Manager of TTCE. ‘Historically, when contrast enhancement is required, chemicals have to be used, which is not only hard on the environment but also costly due to the difficulty associated with managing and disposing of them. Now with AQ Contrast Enhancer, no special handling or treatments are required since the product is 90% water and contains a small amount of a special liquid that is also used in the cosmetics industry. This further improves the value of waterless offset printing as more companies seek to reduce their environmental footprints.’

While it is designed for use with Toray IMPRIMA ‘J’ series waterless offset plates, it can also be used with the full line of Toray waterless offset plates.


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