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Printing -- Lithography Topic Hub: Prepress -- Imaging Process

Basic information on lithographic printing, including pollution prevention options and links to additional resources.

Prepress - Imaging Process

Inputs Outputs
Film Exposed, waste, and out-of-date film
Paper Scrap paper
Markers and sprays Air vapors and odors
Developer Spent Developer
Fixer Spent fixer and the silver from film
Wash water Used rinse water
Shop towels and other wipers Rags containing solvents and waste, waste paper from disposable towels
Cleaning solutions Waste solvents, air vapors, and odors
Chemical storage Containers and empty containers