Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Green Revolution of Printing Industry

Author: Daniel Hirsch

The latest joiner of green marathon is Printing Industry. Forest Stewardship Certified paper and chemical free processed paper has revolutionized the printing scene which else ways was flooded with hazardous and toxic elements such as petrochemical solvents, shellacs and driers deployed in producing film, printing plates and cleaning press plates. These dangerous toxic stuffs were not only dangerous for nature or environment but also caused chronic health ailments of kidney and liver among press operators.

The printing resources are renewable and come from environment friendly energy sources like wind and air. The new and green Soy inks which are considered superior in terms of quality and printing standards are derived from soy bean oil. Papers with Soy ink are easier to recycle and de –ink producing a better re-produced paper. Post print, soy inks appears cleaner and whiter. Soy colors are lively and attractive than traditional inks. Also, these don’t wipe off easily. Soy ink is stable despite of its requirement of high boiling temperature which helps to maintain the same printing throughout the process.

With green soy ink prints, color consistency and darkness can be maintained in less ink utilization. The other vegetable inks such as sunflower and lint seed are in demand as well for green printing.

Eco friendly printing has come off the age of being costly and time consuming. To become an active eco -partner and cater to the growing demand, printing industry has adopted technology that made green printing more sustainable, faster and affordable even at smaller level. As opposed to the prevalent belief, green printing is of superior quality and offer palette of colors. The post used recycled paper and materials have become desired alternatives of petrochemical wastes. The recycled paper printing is done with non processed and non bleached paper. Without any chlorine elements, the post printing processing with water is free of any toxic dissolvent.

Green printing helps printers and consumers to save costs on paper, ink and toner. This smart printing can be reused, recycled and renewed again and again. You save energy, cut costs and contribute effort to save the environment by producing less carbon prints.

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