Plastic versus paper packaging?

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner There is a lot of chat going around as to the negative impact of plastic packaging on the environment. On the one hand there’s eight million tonnes of the stuff floating malignant and unopposed in the oceans. And on the other, plastic is a very effective packaging material, … Read more

ISO 20690 for Easier Cost of Ownership Calculations

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Equipment buyers these days make their investment decisions based on various criteria. They consider the overall capital cost, the cost of finance, monthly service charges, consumables costs, support and space. They will also try to factor in the energy cost of a piece of kit, if that is … Read more

The price of eco printing

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Publishers tend to know what they want to publish, although they may not know how they want it printed. It’s a step too far to care about the production of a book or magazine, when you’re tearing out your hair to get the content and sales projections right. … Read more

Product Category Rules for Printers and Publishers

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner The importance of and interest in Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in the graphics industry is probably nil. At least at the moment. But at some stage graphics professionals, either in the development community or as publishers and content producers, will need to understand their worth. It’s a tad … Read more