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Is Print on Demand Fashion a More Sustainable Model?

Laurel Brunner discusses Kornit Digital's 2020 Impact and Environmental, Social and Governance Report. The report shares how fashion brands are responsible for 20% of global waste water every year and how digital textile printing reduces water use by 95% and energy use by 94%.

09-03-2022
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Kodak’s Sustainability Report

Laurel Brunner shares the findings from Kodak's sustainability report for 2020 which covers the period from 2018 - 2020. Laurel emphasizes that sustainability is as much about a company’s survival as it is about the environment.

03-03-2022
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Sustainability begins at home

Laurel Brunner discusses how more businesses are investing in environmental sustainability. These investments are good for the planet and the environment but also for businesses with some being more ambitious than others.

11-02-2022
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"Green" large format printing pays dividends

Purchasers of LFP systems focus mainly on aspects such as productivity, possible applications or investment and profitability levels. However, sustainability is gaining ground as a criterion – not only due to corporate values, but also because it is increasingly seen as a social and political requirement.

10-02-2022
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Climate change realities from Epson

Epson, the Japanese developer and manufacturer of wide format digital printers and other electronic kit, has recently published the results of a global survey. Laurel Brunner shares the key findings from this survey.

31-01-2022
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Speciality print: an industry in motion

FESPA's Head of Global Business Development and Global Print Expo, Michael Ryan discusses the upcoming FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 and European Sign Expo 2022 exhibitions. Michael also shares his thoughts on the importance of live events in the industry.

20-01-2022
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Designed to be Sustainable

Laurel Brunner discuss 3 key objectives of having a Circular Economy, which includes designing products that eliminate waste and pollution; keeping products and materials in use for as long as possible; and supporting the regeneration of natural systems.

20-12-2021
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Adobe removing Pantone colour books from the next release of Adobe CC

Paul Sherfield discusses the decision from Adobe to remove the Pantone colour books from the next version of Adobe CC. Paul shares the technical and financial issues that this may result in.

16-12-2021
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Green steps

Almost every day another consulting group starts touting to help printing companies become more environmentally accountable. Offerings range from some sort of sustainability scheme or service, to overpriced environmental consulting. There’s a bandwagon cranking up and lots of people are in line waiting to board.

03-12-2021
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Partnering and sustainability

Partnering is at the heart of sustainability, whether it’s joint projects with customers or in production or in project development. For the most part project development means taking on a technology such as a printing press and helping its developers to refine their invention so that it is fit for purpose. Money only changes hands when everyone is happy.

18-11-2021
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World In Motion (At Last)

FESPA's CEO, Neil Felton discusses FESPA's first live exhibitions since COVID including FESPA Mexico, FESPA Global Print Expo, European Sign Expo and FESPA Brasil. He gives a brief overview of how all 4 exhibitions performed.

16-11-2021
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Colour is back!

FESPA's CEO, Neil Felton shares his thoughts on FESPA's first FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo exhibitions since Spring 2019, which took place in October in Amsterdam.

11-11-2021
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Christian Duyckaerts: Reflections on an eventful FESPA presidency

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and so I have come to the end of one of the highlights of my professional life so far – my term as FESPA President.

04-11-2021
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Kodak Ascending

At a press conference one year ago Kodak underscored its commitment to digital print media production, restructuring and sustainability. The mantra was repeated recently during the announcement of the Ascend dry ink press, one of this year’s few truly exciting new digital press announcements.

28-10-2021
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Focused on a green future for transfer films

Stefano Fabozzi, Transfer Release Segment Product Manager from Coveme shares the importance of sustainability across transfer films.

13-10-2021
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Light pollution – a sensible approach for more sustainable signage

Light pollution can have a far-reaching influence on humans and wildlife alike, affecting our health and showing a serious impact on our climate. Artificial lights dispel the darkness of the night and bathe our cities in light. As such, they disrupt the natural balance of day and night, affecting the quality of our sleep.

07-10-2021
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Everyone is talking about COP26, but what’s it all about?

Dominic Harris from CarbonQuota explains the importance of COP26 which takes place 31st October - 12th November 2021 in Glasgow.

06-10-2021
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Looking to diversify your services? The interior décor market offers great opportunities

Interior décor is one of the largest growing markets in digital printing. Wouter Derichs, Sales & Marketing Director, Large Format Graphics at Canon Europe discusses the rapid evolution of print technology and how this is constantly creating new and exciting opportunities.

04-10-2021
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Are HP Indigo inks compostable?

Laurel Brunner discusses the importance of compostability in inks and how it differs from biodegradability.

28-09-2021
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The Future is Bright – ‘Bringing Colour Back’

Arjen Evertse, General Manager Sales at Mimaki Europe discusses how due to COVID-19 customer demands have changed. These include increased interests in 3D printing and web-to-print and direct-to-shape industrial printing. Mimaki Europe returns to FESPA Global Print Expo 2021 with the JFX600-2513, a new LED-UV large-format flatbed inkjet printer.

22-09-2021