Hi Edward, yes it is possible to printing without IPA. Our company makes and sell pressroom chemicals, including several IPA FREE fountain solutions. Our latest is Titan Elite, this is a 100% IPA FREE fountain solution. We use this fountain solution on all presses from Heidelberg, Roland, KBA, Mitsubishi, Komori, etc. as well as on Heat-set webs. Our normal dosage is 4% but this could differ from press to press, on some presses you may only need 3% and on other presses you might require 4.5% dosage, it depends on the dampening systems being used on the various presses. Our Titan Elite does not require any special dampening rollers, but works with whatever rollers are on the presses. The last press we converted to IPA FREE printing was a Heidelberg 105XL, running 100% IPA at press speeds of 17.000 IPH, without any issues. Ink/Water levels were stable throughout a long press run of 60.000 sheets. We will be introducing Titan Elite in India during September 2012 and would be more than happy to come to your plant for a demonstration of Titan Elite. If you should be interested please let us know, and we will plan accordingly.
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