Investing for 2013 and Beyond

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner It has been a trying year for most of us. This is mainly because of the difficulties of keeping up with everything, from Fespa, drupa and EcoPrint, through to the daily tsunami of news and information hitting us from every direction. It has also been tough because of … Read more

Green is the New Black

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Colour aficionados, Pantone, have announced its colour of the year for 2013, P17-5641 Emerald, described as “a lively, lush, radiant green … sophisticated and luxurious”. Pantone also describe it as “the colour of beauty and new life” and for the graphic arts industry green is an especially poignant … Read more

What Happened in Doha?

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner With Kyoto about to expire and the main outcomes of Copenhagen withering, hopes were high for the recently-concluded Doha round of climate change talks. And there were some exciting outcomes. The big news is the “loss and damage” agreement for countries suffering as a result of climate change. … Read more

The IT Game & Counting its Cost

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Thanks to Agfa for pointing us at a recent article in the New York Times looking at the amount of energy the Internet consumes. Facebook, the main subject of the article, has to support over one billion users so the energy required for its servers is stupendous. So … Read more

The EU Wading into Footprinting

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner At the recent Carbon Challenge Event sponsored by BSI in London, Dr. Michele Galatola, Product Team Leader, DG Environment, of the European Commission presented plans to “establish a common methodological approach to enable Member States and the private sector to assess, display and benchmark the environmental performance of … Read more