Antimicrobial Protection for Print and Graphics: Yes, No, and Maybe

Antimicrobial solutions can help PSPs meet the continued demand for clean environments, but the benefits must be correctly stated.

Word has been circulating in the printing and graphics industries about coatings and additives that protect not just against scratches, scuffs, mildew, odor, and mold, but reportedly against the spread of disease as well.

Full stop: these so-called antimicrobial treatments for printing substrates, fabrics, and textiles exist, and they offer genuine benefits. But, although the treatments may do everything their manufacturers say, print service …


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