It’s time to go green! Regardless of whether you are an individual or a business, eco-printing is a positive step towards sustainability. Everyone can start using eco-friendly printing right away to produce stunning eco-friendly prints, and in the process, save the planet.
Green and Eco-Friendly Printing
Eco-friendly Banners Printing is: Using green innovation in the three primary elements of the printing process – printing technology, ink, and print materials – to minimize the environmental impact. These environmentally friendly techniques reduce pollution, waste, and energy consumption in manufacturing. Reducing printing costs while helping the environment is another way to reduce costs.
The Technology of Printing
More environmentally-friendly printing technologies are on the rise. Innovators look for ways to make printing better, faster, and more resource- and energy-efficient.
An example of waterless printing is conventional offset printing, which uses water to form non-images on the print. It releases VOCs and other hazardous substances into the environment as waste. In contrast, waterless printing does away with all of it.
Waterless printing uses a layer of silicon to repel these ink instead of water. This method does not generate VOCs, reduces running time, and saves money while improving image clarity and resolution.
Environmentally Friendly Inks
Petroleum or plastic-based inks are known to contain harmful compounds and chemicals that are detrimental to the environment. Non-polluting alternatives to environmentally friendly printing exist in eco-inks. These inks are produced using organic ingredients, such as soy or vegetable.
In particular, soy-based ink has the unique feature of simulating the toxic side effects of petroleum-based inks while protecting the environment. Some believe that this inkjet produces brighter and more vivid colours.
Vegetable-based eco-friendly inks are well-known. Although it doesn’t produce the same results as soy-based inks, it is slightly more expensive than soy-based inks.
Paper, ink, and binders
Some noteworthy innovations in eco-friendly printing are found in the printing materials. All these products are 100% bio-degradable and recyclable. Materials used are also obtained from sustainable suppliers and use very little chemical processing.
Our Nature Eco-Flyers, for example, use recyclable fibres in their production. The Bio Paper, however, uses a chlorine-free bleached process that does not contain optical brighteners.
Print products other than paper, such as banners and pens, are also offered by G1 Eco-Friendly Printing. Additionally, G1 Banners & Printing offers 100% PVC-free Roller Banners Eco in its line up of environmentally friendly products.
These banners are made from a recyclable thermoplastic polymer called polypropylene that has high heat resistance.
Other green firms have developed entirely new materials to use for eco-products. NatureWorks developed a PLA-plastic made from plant fibres they named Ingeo to produce Vegetal Pens. 80% of this pen is biodegradable and compostable.
Only a third of the energy is required to make basic plastic, resulting in reduced energy usage and production costs.
Respect for the environment is even more important today than in the past. The faster we can lower our carbon footprint, the sooner the world will heal. Sustainable business practices take time to implement, but eco-friendly Printing is an excellent way to begin.