Where do the climate change numbers come from?

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner We are told with increasing shrillness that something must be done about climate change. And it must, but too often we have dismissed the calls to arms simply because we can. We can hide behind the lazy idea that it’s not as bad as it seems, that someone, … Read more

Processless plate calculator from Kodak

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Switching to processless plates ought to be a no brainer, since they are far kinder to the environment than conventional plates. The decision should be not whether to do it, but whose plates to go for. Agfa, Fujifilm and Kodak are the top developers and manufacturers of this … Read more

Bottom up progress on climate change mitigation

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner It’s been over ten years since we started the Verdigris project to raise environmental awareness within the worldwide graphics industry. In that time there have been sporadic flurries of interest in sustainability from printing companies, but rather more interest has come from their customers, the print buyers. But … Read more

Recycling times are changing

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Recycling is getting more complicated. Rapid developments in substrate recipes, inks and imaging technologies, render established business models meaningless. Disruption in packaging is turning everyone away from petrochemical based plastics, and paper recycling is becoming immensely confused. Deinking and recycling methods m ust keep pace. Never was that … Read more