Environmental Product Declarations

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner In the graphics industry, the idea of making Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) is basically an alien concept. But, from printed matter through to the machinery and systems used to produce print media, EPDs are becoming increasingly important to procurement. An EPD is a standardised way of quantifying the … Read more

Epson & Oeko-Tex Certification

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Our industry is seeing massive improvements in ink technologies, especially to suit new print methods and substrates. Technology advances are taking print into all sorts of new applications. One of the most attractive for all concerned is textiles, particularly those produced digitally with devices such as the Epson … Read more

Reinventing paper

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Now does that sound silly or what? As if paper was not always undergoing reinvention, an Israeli technology company is claiming to have reinvented it. The premise is that paper needs to be reinvented, so that it better supports the circular economy. Having got over our initial befuddlement … Read more

Making a Difference with Renewable Energy

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner A generous handful of graphics companies are off the grid when it comes to energy. They generally rely on solar power and biomass burners for their electricity and as such are in the vanguard. However they are not alone. A report jointly authored by the World Wildlife Fund … Read more