Sustainable Printing

eBook looking at how organisations can operate in a more environmentally friendly way in the context of printing.

Product detail
Product type: Books
Date of publication: 30 Nov 2010
Product format: Online
Number of pages: 65

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Regulations and certifications play an important role in how companies put into effect their green working practices. This subject is reviewed, along with the issue of inks, carbon footprinting and CSRs, as well as printing versus electronic media. The reasons to go green, forest certification, paper and adhesives are all assessed, as well as the technology trends in printing and post press in a sector-by-sector analysis of the industry, highlighting the major sustainability issues.

This e-book examines how organisations can operate in a more environmentally aware manner as well as how those who have made a start can continue to review their working practices with profit-generating results. It also explores the drivers and barriers involved as well as the cost, including what metrics can be used to help make the all-important calculations.


Introduction and methodology

  • Scope
  • Objective
  • Methodology
  • List of definitions

What is sustainable printing?

  • Definition of sustainable printing
  • Drivers
  • Barriers
  • Metrics for sustainable printing
  • Who pays?

Print and the environment

  • Regulations
  • Certification
  • Inks
  • Carbon footprinting
  • Print vs electronic media

Industry dynamics

  • Going green
  • Forest classification
  • Paper
  • Adhesives

Technology trends

  • Offset
  • Sheetfed litho presses
  • Web-offset litho
  • Heatset web presses
  • Litho developments
  • Sheet-fed litho
  • Web-offset litho
  • Heatset web
  • Gravure
  • Environmental considerations
  • Solvent recovery
  • Digital printing
    • Types of digital printing
    • Electrophotographic technology
    • Inkjet printing systems
    • Digital developments
  • Environmental considerations
  • MIS
  • Postpress
  • Design developments
  • Foiling
  • JDF

End-use trends

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Catalogues and directories
  • Report and accounts
  • Advertising print
  • Office stationary
  • POS
  • Screen printing
  • Commercial printing
  • Security printing
  • Labels

Tables and Figures

  • Comparative table of inkjet systems
  • Comparison of ink characteristics
  • Typical contents of conventional oxidation drying sheetfed ink
  • Comparisons between FSC and PEFC
  • Global split of processes
  • Technology adoption roadmap for sheetfed offset
  • Technology adoption roadmap for heatset offset
  • PEFC logo
  • FSC logo
  • Green Star fantasy
  • CEPI decoupling graph
  • European recycling rate
  • Algae is used in the creation of some sustainable grades
  • Schematic of a Fourdrinier paper machine
  • KBA Compacta heatset web offset press line
  • Schematic of the different types of digital printing
  • VariDry Blue can retrofitted to save up to 50% in drying energy costs
  • Schematic of the HP Indigo printing mechanism
  • Schematic of single-nozzle continuous inkjet printing
  • Tharstern's MIS system can help users capture up to the minute job information.
  • PUR glue gives perfect bound books lay flat capabilities
  • The Horizon BQ470 has interchangeable glue tanks