Wait… does that mean no more stickyback tape? And fewer trips to the landfill?
Yes and yes. That’s exactly what it means. For example, let’s say you’re a wide-web printer with one press. Depending on the jobs you run and the repeat sizes and actual press width, you probably go through approximately 545 rolls of plate-mounting tape per year. The average weight of an 18” roll of stickyback is 10 pounds/roll – not including the box. Add that up, and if you’re a larger printer with multiple presses, multiply accordingly … WOW!
That’s a LOT of waste that’s not going to the landfill each year, where it can take hundreds of years to decompose. And, that’s no legacy to leave for anyone, especially our children’s children’s children’s children. (Whew!)