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Automated Colour Management And Recycling Affect The Environmental Impact Of Print

According to Laurel Brunner, writing for the Verdigris project, workflow automation, whereby data flows to a plate or press seamlessly and with minimal human intervention, still fills too many printers with fear. They are in the data business, and yet are reluctant to commit to technologies that ensure the data on a substrate is accurate. […]

2022-06-10T16:43:21+02:00May 24th, 2022|

How Print Associations Can Contribute To Sustainability

Some associations, such as FOGRA in Germany, are incredibly active and engaged, working intimately with their members and able to monetise their services effectively. They offer advice and audits to confirm a printing company’s ability to output prints that meet ISO 12647-2 process control and quality assurance targets and other services. In the USA, Idealliance […]

2022-01-31T10:23:38+02:00Jan 26th, 2022|

The Slow But Sure Evolution Of Packaging

Laurel Brunner from The Verdigris Project says sustainable packaging innovation focuses on a number of areas, and inventions that hit all of them well will be the most successful. It has been clear for several years that technical advances in the graphics industry are giving way to material innovations. And as packaging moves into pole position […]

2021-09-06T10:09:24+02:00Aug 31st, 2021|

Plastic, Ink And Recycling Initiative Achieves New Milestone

Ink has a demonstrably significant impact on the quality of recyclate. Previous use of a standard NC ink system did not deliver the desired results. Decomposition products discolour the regranulate and significantly deteriorate the mechanical and sensory properties. The cross-sector project ‘Recyclate Initiative’, organised by leading companies from the plastic, ink and recycling industries, including […]

2020-12-07T09:10:50+02:00Dec 2nd, 2020|

An Opportunity For Packaging Designers And Brands To Minimise Waste

Consider the tube used to package Pringles crisps. Its design presents considerable difficulties for recycling. The package consists of a metal base and metal tear-off lid, plus a foil laminated cardboard sleeve and a plastic cap. This points to one of the biggest limitations for packaging design: complex packaging  is too hard to separate into […]

2020-11-30T08:59:29+02:00Nov 25th, 2020|
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