Going green is becoming more and more of a factor for customers and business across the print industry. It is definitely a step in the right direction to save the planet while producing beautiful eco-friendly print at the same time. Did you know that in printing there are 3 main components; Printing Technology, Ink and Print Materials.
By going green in these main areas this will help reduce pollution, waste, and energy consumption during production. Discover more how below.
Go Green – Printing Technology
Eco-efficient printing technologies are on the rise to help consume less energy and resources and produce less waste.
For example, waterless printing is an improvement from traditional methods. It uses a layer of silicon to repel the ink and eliminates hazardous substances, reduces running time and waste which is a huge plus for the environment. It also offers an extensive colour range and better image definition.
Go Green – Ink
Some traditional inks contain harmful compounds and chemicals that are not good for the environment. However, non-polluting options has been found using organic ingredients such as soy or vegetable.
Soy-based alternatives are currently trending which printing companies claim to be great. Did you know it replicates the effects of petroleum-based inks but without the toxic side effects on the environment.
Go Green – Print Materials
Recyclable or 100% biodegradable materials are the best option for the eco-friendly print materials. It is essential that the materials come from sustainable suppliers and use none or very little chemicals while processing. For example, all A2Z Signs acrylic is either environmentally friendly, recyclable or both! Whenever you can “Go Green”
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