Alcohol Substitutes & Fount Additives

Prisco Alkaless® alcohol substitutes are alcohol extenders and eliminators that contain blanket-piling inhibitors. They work in combination with two-step fountain concentrates to produce specific wetting performance characteristics for optimum reproduction. Alkaless alcohol substitutes offer a superior alternative to printing with alcohol (IPA):

  • Non-flammable
  • More economical than isopropyl alcohol (IPA)
  • Achieve better print gloss than with IPA
  • Print sharper than IPA
  • Have no effect on conductivity
  • Eliminate metering roller “streaks”

Prisco also offers a number of additives to add to or modify certain fountain solution characteristics. 


Prisco fountain concentrates are available in various packaging formats depending on the region of purchase. These include: 1-US Gallon (3.785 Liter) plastic bottle, 5 Liter Plastic Bottle, 5-US Gallon (18.9 Liter) cube, 25 Liter Plastic Drum, 30-US Gallon (113.6 Liter) drum, 55-US Gallon (208 Liter) plastic drum, 200 Liter Plastic Drum and 275-US Gallon (1041 Liter) tote.