What The Circular Economy Means For Printing Companies

Laurel Brunner from The Verdigris Project says industries should be reusing, reducing and recycling as much as possible and should follow the four building blocks of a Circular Economy.  We hear a lot about the Circular Economy, most of it quite confusing for printing companies and print buyers. However, we recently came across a comprehensive […]

2020-05-04T08:29:34+02:00April 29th, 2020|

Printing And Signage Industry CEO’s Share Future Trends And How Businesses Can Navigate COVID-19

CEO’s from both the printing and signage industries shared ideas on how to navigate your businesses during and after these uncertain times in a webinar hosted by Sign Africa on 21 April. They shared best business practices, ideas on innovation, opportunities, changes; industry trends and much more. The webinar was moderated by Dyelan Copeland, Publisher […]

2020-04-27T13:56:56+02:00April 22nd, 2020|

Facts About Forestry, Recycling And Greenwashing Claims

According to Samantha Choles, Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa, we need to get the facts straight about paper and recycling and cut the greenwash. I recently drew cash at an ATM and was greeted with an on-screen message: ‘If everyone said no to a receipt just for one month, we would save 45 trees.’ […]

2020-04-27T13:57:11+02:00April 20th, 2020|

Understanding Biodegradable Label Materials

According to Focus Label Machinery, increased investment in biodegradable materials is one of the common measures used by the label printing industry towards the conservation of the environment. What are biodegradable label materials? Materials are deemed biodegradable when they can be broken down into natural elements such as water and carbon dioxide by living organisms. […]

2020-04-27T13:57:23+02:00April 20th, 2020|

Keeping Labels Environmentally-Friendly

According to Focus Label Machinery, there are two ways to ruin an environmentally friendly label, namely using non-recyclable ink, and failing to recycle packaging foil. Eco-friendly printing is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to protecting our planet. Sustainability is not only good for the environment but also good for business. Customers are increasingly […]

2020-04-27T13:57:33+02:00April 15th, 2020|

Now Is The Time To See How You Can Improve Your Print Production Processes

Jonathan Malone-McGrew, Senior Director, Engagement – Solimar Systems, Inc., discusses the impact of COVID-19 on sectors such as paper, print and mail, and how we can stay abreast of the challenges ahead. It should be safe to say at this point that 2020 isn’t exactly what any of us expected; the challenges of COVID-19 have […]

2020-04-20T07:53:50+02:00April 15th, 2020|

How Will Print Fare Without Chromium Trioxide?

Laurel Brunner from The Verdigris Project discusses chromium trioxide and the role it plays in today’s printing industry. In Europe, around 1.2 million gravure cylinders are produced annually, according to the European Rotogravure Association (ERA). And their production depends fundamentally on the use of chromium trioxide, which ensures the hardness of the printing forme. According […]

2020-04-20T07:54:05+02:00April 14th, 2020|

Environmentally-Friendly Printing Practices To Adopt

According to Focus Label Machinery, you should monitor your printing, especially if you feel like the money you spend on this is draining your profits. The first step towards reducing waste is establishing where the waste is initially coming from and preventing that. Incorporating monitoring software in your press is the best way to go about […]

2020-04-14T09:32:04+02:00April 7th, 2020|

Choosing The Right Ink Is A Critical Step In The Adoption Of Digital Printing

It’s all very well identifying a need for digital printing in your operations, but should you be spending money on new machinery, or is choosing the right ink the main priority? For many, the printer carries the highest capital investment and so is the first step, but for others, the printhead drives the decision. Digital […]

2020-04-14T09:32:11+02:00April 7th, 2020|

Packaging Production Chain Needs To Become More Agile And Flexible

According to BOBST, brand owners and converters will continue to stay under pressure like never before. A lot of challenges are shaking up the industry, such as faster time-to-market, e-commerce, and sustainability. Each of these challenges also means a variety of opportunities for packaging production. The packaging business community is dealing with the unprecedented Coronavirus […]

2020-04-14T09:32:26+02:00April 1st, 2020|
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