Eco Friendly Printing, What is it?
So, what is Eco-friendly Printing? It involves the printing of green in the 3 main points of the printing process – the technology, ink, and the materials we use. These eco-green technologies and supplies help reduce pollution, waste, and energy whilst printing.
Our Printing Technology
More eco-friendly printing technologies are now available, and here at Essex Banners, we are jumping in on the act. New Innovators try to improve or come up with fast and better printing methods that use less energy and resources and produce less waste. Better machines that are better for the environment are coming on the market every month.
Waterless Printing, for example, is an improvement from traditional printing which uses water to form non-images on the print. It produces volatile organic compounds and other hazardous substances as waste. However, waterless printing eliminates all that.
Instead of water, Waterless Printing uses a layer of silicon to repel the ink. This style of printing does not release VOCs. It reduces running time and waste and offers a more extensive colour range and better image definition. If fact we found out that this form of printing, actually make the colours brighter.
Evo friendly Inks
Inks are normally plastic base contain harmful compounds and chemicals that harm the environment. Eco-friendly printing has found an alternative in eco-inks. These inks use organic ingredients like soy or vegetable in their production.
Soy-based ink, in particular, is a fantastic alternative that replicates the effects of petroleum-based inks but without the toxic side effects on the environment. Some argue that it produces brighter and more vibrant colours compared to other inks.
Eco Friendly Print Materials
These products come from recycled or other sustainable materials that are 100% biodegradable or recyclable. The materials used also come from sustainable suppliers and use little to no chemicals in its processing.
Essex Banners Eco Friendly Flyers, for example, may look like regular, but we use 100% recyclable fibres in its production.
Aside from leaflets, our Eco-Friendly Printing also includes other print products like banners and business cards. Essex Banners, for example, offers 100% PVC free Roller Banners Eco in its selection of environmentally friendly products. These banners come from polypropylene, a recyclable thermoplastic polymer that has high heat resistance.
Going green is more important now than ever. The faster we can reduce our carbon footprint, the quicker it takes for the planet to heal. While transitioning to more sustainable business practices takes time, eco-friendly printing is an excellent way to start.