How Colour & Workflow Management Help Build Sustainable Businesses

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner It’s been clear for years that digital technology has massively revolutionised the prepress industry. But for some printers and publishers of a greenish hue, prepress and digital process management are also tools for reducing their environmental impact. You may wonder, how so? The obvious answer is that digital … Read more

De-inking Innovations

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner It looks like a spelling mistake but adsorption de-inking is real and apparently could be a very effective alternative to flotation de-inking. If it works, adsorption de-inking could be another positive step in the environmental sustainability of the printing and publishing industries. De-inking is one of those touchpaper … Read more

Getting Uglier in Indonesia

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Despite protestations to the contrary the steady destruction of Indonesian rain forests continues. A few weeks ago Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), one of Asia’s larger pulp and paper companies requested the FSC to withdraw their Chain of Custody certificates (COC). A COC confirms that wood and … Read more

Be Green to Be Seen

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Every time we go to a trade show it seems the amount of greenwash sloshing about gets thicker and sloppier. And although it might not seem so, this is a good thing. It’s good because it reflects suppliers’ and manufacturers’ awareness that they need to be green to … Read more