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Spreading The Sustainability Message – Part 1

We’ve heard it from brands, environmental groups, consumer associations and governments and more recently credit card companies. They are all doing a great job at communicating the need to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions through reduced environmental impacts. But much more could be done and we see a massive opportunity for industry associations to take up the mantra and provide ...

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Modern Offset Presses Need Special Consideration

It seems so simple, you invest in new technology that’s got a lower carbon footprint and you’re making a more sustainable choice. And achieving a lower carbon footprint is a lot to do with why companies invest in upgraded digital presses, new computer-to-plate systems and even processless plates, such as Kodak’s Sonora. But what are the knock-on environmental effects of ...

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IKEA and Plastic Straws

When big brands start taking action, you know its serious. IKEA and Starbucks recently announced their intentions to do away with plastic straws and this could mark the start of some altogether bolder initiatives. Both companies want to be seen to be doing something about the plastics pollution problem. Starbucks’ goal is to replace one billion plastic straws with compostable ...

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Raising Sustainability Awareness

Following a recent argument with a bunch of tenants in a block of flats in Brighton UK, the local municipality removed all recycling facilities except for glass. A building of 40 flats and around 150 people now throw all their cans, paper, board and recyclable plastics into the trash. It ends up either incinerated or in landfill. The tenants are ...

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Fab India

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Recent government commitments to renewable energy could spell enhanced opportunities for print in India. The print industry everywhere thrives because most of its practitioners are small companies with relatively few employees. They operate in fairly confined, local markets and share with their larger counterparts a dependence on reliably energy supplies. In markets where ...

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The Sustainability Conversation

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner At the recent DSCOOP in Vienna, a chatfest for users of HP Indigo technologies, HP and partner conversations were many. Participants were keen and even passionate. to share, confident that they were in the right environment for doing so. It’s not as if people forgot that they were amongst potential competitors, but there ...

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Recycling PET

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Since drupa 2016 and even prior to that show, there has been a lot of interest in packaging printing. Several manufacturers have introduced digital presses for this application, most notable EFI and HP. Printers can be confident that they will have solid support if they decide to get into this business. But all ...

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New Standard Supporting the Environmental Impact of Print

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner How do you make an environmental impact declaration for print? And why would you want to? These are questions most printers would prefer not to answer, but the second question is easier than the first: customers. Over the last few years big brands have become increasingly environmentally aware. This occasionally is because the ...

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Mighty Print

There’s been heightened interest of late in the effectiveness of the printed word. It started with direct mail associations finding higher response rates to print than to electronic equivalents. Printed book sales in developed markets are outpacing e-book sales. And even the newspaper industry is still seeing 60% of revenues coming from print. According to Michael Golden vice-chairman of the ...

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Exhibitors Show Commitment to FESPA Eurasia 2017

Exhibitors

FESPA Eurasia 2017, which will take place at CNR Expo, Istanbul, from 7-10 December, continues to demonstrate its importance in the Eurasian speciality print market with the sustained support of international and regional exhibitors. 12 first-time exhibitors have signed up to participate in this year’s exhibition including: textile inks manufacturer, Promar; OKI distributor, Makpaş; digital printing distributors Erke Reklam and ...

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