Wheys & Means

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner We are very good at recycling in the graphics industry: paper and aluminium are widely returned to the supply chain to be used as raw materials in other products. And manufacturers such as Ricoh and HP have programmes in place to reuse components in printing devices. But these … Read more

LED Curing Takes Another Step Forward

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner For years the graphics industry has been improving its environmental footprint, but not shouting about it much. Heidelberg’s introduction of LED drying technology for the European market is a case in point. LED drying of UV inks is an energy saver in more ways than one. LED technology … Read more

Prioritising Environmental Thinking

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner ISO is currently reviewing an important document, the ISO Guide 64. For the printing industry, and indeed all product manufacturers, this snappy tome makes for interesting-ish) reading. Its purpose is to explain how to take environmental concerns into account when creating product standards. The idea of Guide 64 … Read more

Japan’s Federation of Printing Industries Leading the Way

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner There are many approaches to paper recycling, but as a rule printing industry associations rarely get involved. The Japanese Federation of Printing Industries (JFPI) is an outstanding exception to this rule. One of the biggest difficulties for recycling supply chain efficiency is sorting. The JFPI has developed a … Read more