The Graphics Sector Has A Chance To Up Its Game In Climate Change Mitigation

The idea behind the UN’s Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance is ultimately to increase investment in climate change mitigation efforts across industries. According to Laurel Brunner of the Verdigris Project, the Alliance is good news. For the majority of firms in the graphics business this will basically be a very big yawn. But as consolidation continues apace in the printing [...]

2021-06-28T08:02:45+02:00Jun 28th, 2021|

The Environmental Impact Of Print Versus Electronic Media

Electronic media have some clear advantages over print, namely that they can do so much more, such as get shared almost at the speed of light. Electronic devices are used for phone calls, taking pictures, playing games and internet access. They also have massive commercial impact, providing new platforms for advertising and marketplaces for trade. However, let us not forget [...]

2021-01-25T08:46:16+02:00Jan 25th, 2021|

Sustainability In The Graphics Industry Is Increasing

Technological advances are helping to keep waste and remakes to a minimum as well as helping to control the cost of consumables. We are seeing more and more companies starting to include sustainability as part of their investment decisions. This might be because their customers are asking the question, or because business owners recognise that […]

2020-08-24T08:21:29+02:00Aug 21st, 2020|

Driving Change In Textile Production

According to Laurel Brunner, writing for the Verdigris Project, the printing of textiles is just one very small part of the process of getting clothes, furnishings and the like onto our backs and into our homes. It is encouraging that like many others, textile producers are starting to look at ways to improve their carbon […]

2020-07-06T08:06:29+02:00Jul 1st, 2020|

How Big Is Textile Printing’s Environmental Impact?

According to Laurel Brunner, writing for the Verdigris Project, clothing will become an increasingly important concern as digital printing technologies start nibbling away at the traditional textile printing space. With apologies to Jane Austen, it’s a fact universally acknowledged that a single individual in possession of a well padded credit card must be in want […]

2020-06-15T09:17:28+02:00Jun 10th, 2020|

Digital Transformation During Covid-19

According to Laurel Brunner of the Verdigris Project, working online has actually proved to be entirely possible for most of us. The rise in experience with online meetings advances what pundits call the digital transformation. For those of us completely immersed in printing technology history, this phrase generally means the shift from analogue to digital printing. […]

2020-05-18T08:11:21+02:00May 13th, 2020|

Encouraging Carbon Reduction And Removal In The Graphics Industry

Laurel Brunner from the Verdigris Projects says that Microsoft has made bold statements with its recent announcements that it aims to be carbon negative by 2030, and that by 2050 the company will ‘remove from the environment all the carbon it has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption since it was founded in 1975’. […]

2020-02-24T10:08:16+02:00Feb 21st, 2020|

Raising Environmental Awareness Within The Worldwide Graphics Industry

According to Laurel Brunner from the Verdigris Project, why printers have been so reluctant to get with the sustainability programme is a bit puzzling. They only seem to recognise it when clients ask about what they are doing to improve sustainability and their capacity to deliver some sort of environmental sign off. As this generally […]

2019-11-18T09:14:44+02:00Nov 12th, 2019|