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

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

Prepress - Platemaking Process

Inputs Outputs
Metal, paper, plastic or silver bearing press plates  Damaged or unusable plates, waste metals, paper and plastic. Waste silver halides from silver master plates
Water Contaminated process wash water
Developer Spent developer may contain alcohol