COP25 What did we learn?

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner It’s been a depressing few weeks when it comes to making progress on climate change, for the graphics business as well as everyone else. The recent COP25 was widely panned for the lack of consensus on some pretty basic issues, and for a paucity of outcomes for the … Read more

Print volumes still on the slide

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Newspapers are struggling still as they wrestle with new business models that shift from printed copy sales to digital delivery. The environmental impact of digital media is largely unquantified, but obviously digital media generate emissions throughout their lives. Print on the other hand, has a one-off carbon footprint … Read more

HP Indigo inks are compostable

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner HP Indigo has long been criticised for the tenacity of its inks when it comes to deinking printed matter for recycling. It’s a controversial discussion guaranteed to raise passions, but there are alternatives to deinking digital prints for recycling and one of the latest gaining attention is composting. … Read more

Process free platesetting continues to advance

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Process free platesetting is the next step in cutting processing steps from print production lines and making them more environmentally sustainable. Going process free does away with the plate processor, chemicals, disposal concerns and of course the man power and time involved in prepress.  The main developers of … Read more