Bankers are not generally thought of as committed tree huggers, but where money is concerned anything is possible. So it is with JPMorgan Chase, a multinational banking monster that is the biggest bank in the USA and the sixth biggest worldwide. It has assets of some US$2.5 trillion including many in property and from a…

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ISO 14001 (Environmental management systems) is an ISO bestseller and for good reason. In enshrines good management practises, that help us all to protect the environment, and it makes sure a business meets regulations. But a key principle in this document is, that it requires an appreciation of the relationship between environmental aspects and environmental…

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The marriage of ecology and economics is becoming increasingly obvious and necessary for business. As a result, developers are constantly moving to offer technologies that reduce product life cycle footprints, as well as perform more efficiently for their customers. In the graphics industry the most obvious example of this is digital printing which produces only…

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Not a week goes by that we don’t hear of another digital printer manufacturer making the switch to LED curing technology for ultra-violet (UV) inks. In the digital printing arena this is most commonly for wide format digital print engines. UV-curable inks stick to pretty much any nonabsorbent substrate including paper and board, wood, PVC,…

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Last year, Mcart was the first to invest in the Mimaki UJV55-320, a 3,2-meter roll-to-roll UV inkjet printer, installed by Mimaki distributor Dimix. The creative signmaker in Alblasserdam can create anything now – textile or foil, bigger in size than ever before. “It’s a super machine.” “We’re creative signmakers”, says Peter Wolff, director/owner of Mcart…

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Over the last few years we have seen a steady rise in the number of companies making an effort to report their sustainability credentials. This is an excellent trend, confirming that companies are taking responsibility for environmental impact seriously. Mostly this effort is in response to what shareholders and the markets expect, however over time…

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A small company located in central southeastern France is seeing environmental improvements through the use of a digital cutting system. They’re using it to do specialist cutting on demand for both digital and offset printing workflows. However the Polar digital cutting machine is not the start of Press Vercors’ environmental journey. Since 2004 Press Vercors…

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Intelligent resource management is what sustainability is really all about, whether you are a research scientist or a provider of technologies for graphics production. Brainy people keep coming up with new tools to help graphics professionals to improve process control, cut waste and reduce resource usage. Digital printing has stolen a lot of the sustainability…

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