Trees For Digital Sign & Displays?

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Trees are obviously vital to the printing and publishing industries, but they could well soon be vital in rather unexpected ways. The use of wood as a biomaterial beyond the conventional, is starting to change. For printers and publishers this has some interesting possibilities, ranging from furniture that … Read more

It Goes Deeper than the Label

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Preparing for LabelExpo, the next big trade show in the graphic arts, one wonders when there will be a label expo that is all about certification labels, especially environmental ones. There are just so many of the blighters. It seems their proliferation these days is mostly about money … Read more

Take it to the Max

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner There is a fast food burger chain in Sweden that alongside the price and product name states the carbon footprint of each item on its menu. Max Burgers started some fifty years ago and has grown rapidly to have presence in most Swedish cities, trading on its reduced … Read more

WWF’s Living Forests Project

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Printers and publishers are probably not all that fussed about what the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) gets up to, unless it involves commercial projects. However amongst the WWF’s many worthy efforts is the Living Forests Project. It’s interesting for various reasons, not least of which is the fact … Read more

Ricoh First Company to Attain ISO 16759 Accreditation

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner It is great news to hear that Ricoh has achieved accreditation to ISO 16759 for the Ricoh carbon calculator. ISO 16759 (Communicating and calculating the carbon footprint of print media products) is a framework methodology that provides developers with the information necessary to create sound and reliable carbon … Read more