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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|

The Graphics Sector Has A Chance To Up Its Game In Climate Change Mitigation

The idea behind the UN’s Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance is ultimately to increase investment in climate change mitigation efforts across industries. According to Laurel Brunner of the Verdigris Project, the Alliance is good news. For the majority of firms in the graphics business this will basically be a very big yawn. But as consolidation continues […]

2021-07-04T15:20:21+02:00Jun 30th, 2021|

Consumers Pushing For More Sustainable Packaging

Much of the drive to ditch plastics comes from consumer pressure – they are appalled at the damage plastic waste causes. If people choose not to buy a product because of its plastic packaging, sellers have to respond. This is especially urgent in sectors already under threat to change their business models, such as newspaper […]

2020-11-15T10:49:37+02:00Nov 10th, 2020|

Printing Businesses Must Work Together

According to Laurel Brunner, writing for the Verdigris Project, Covid-19 is not the first virus to bring devastation to communities and it will not be the last. Now more than ever printing businesses must work together towards a common goal: survival. Sadly we are seeing terrible effects of the Corornavirus crisis on the graphics industry, […]

2020-07-27T08:09:38+02:00Jul 22nd, 2020|

Digital Transformation During Covid-19

According to Laurel Brunner of the Verdigris Project, working online has actually proved to be entirely possible for most of us. The rise in experience with online meetings advances what pundits call the digital transformation. For those of us completely immersed in printing technology history, this phrase generally means the shift from analogue to digital printing. […]

2020-05-18T08:12:39+02:00May 13th, 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+02:00Apr 14th, 2020|

Calculating Print’s Carbon Footprint Is Increasing

Laurel Brunner from The Verdigris Project says we have ISO 16759 (Quantification and communication for calculating the carbon footprint of print media products), published in 2013 and reviewed in 2018. ISO 16759 specifies how to work out the carbon footprint of print, from books to labels, from transactional documents to packaging and everything in between. The […]

2020-04-14T09:32:49+02:00Apr 1st, 2020|

Encouraging Carbon Reduction And Removal In The Graphics Industry

Laurel Brunner from the Verdigris Projects says that Microsoft has made bold statements with its recent announcements that it aims to be carbon negative by 2030, and that by 2050 the company will ‘remove from the environment all the carbon it has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption since it was founded in 1975’. […]

2020-03-03T08:44:09+02:00Feb 24th, 2020|

Newspapers Grappling With Shift From Printed Copy Sales To Digital Delivery

Laurel Brunner from the Verdigris Project discusses how newspapers are adapting to a world where digital publishing is gaining momentum, while considering the environmental effects. Newspapers are struggling still as they wrestle with new business models that shift from printed copy sales to digital delivery. The environmental impact of digital media is largely unquantified, but […]

2020-01-27T08:48:38+02:00Jan 20th, 2020|

The Next Step In Cutting Processing Steps From Print Production Lines

According to Laurel Brunner from the Verdigris Project, the main developers of process free plates are Agfa, Kodak and Fujifilm, which has recently announced a new addition to the options available on the market. New developments in this area are relatively few and far between, and Fujifilm has high hopes for the Superia ZE process […]

2020-01-20T09:31:05+02:00Jan 9th, 2020|