Emerging Green Printing Techniques

<p>Printing is evolving every year as new technologies emerge. As the mindset of the world shift towards one that is more environmentally conscious, newer methods of green printing are emerging. The many different innovations in green<img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 10px 0px 10px 10px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; float: right; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="iStock_000003447790Small" border="0" alt="iStock_000003447790Small" align="right" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/iStock_000003447790Small.jpg" width="118" height="118" /> printing include:</p> <p>· New types of ink </p> <p>· Post-printing procedures</p> <p>· Printing Techniques that reduce waste </p> <p>· Document Management</p> <p>· Print Management</p> <p>Many older printers used petroleum-based inks for printing. These inks have a slew of negative connotations that come with them, including destructive and harmful waste. These negative effects harm both the people using them and the environment as a whole. Now however, printers are beginning to use ink that does not even use a cartridge (solid ink), and the waste is minimalized more than ever.</p> <!--break--> <p>Printing for a time was considered very environmentally damaging. With little recycling and many dangerous chemicals, print manufacturers needed to find ways to make printing something that was better for the environment. With printing such a necessity in business today, there was no other way around it. </p> <p>There will always be new innovations in green printing. With many companies making the switch to print and document management services, organizations are printing smarter than ever. Document management allows for a company to digitally archive all their documents without the need for paper storage. Incorporated with this is print on demand documents that eliminate the need for pre printing of materials. They are editable on the fly and printed whenever necessary so that nothing is wasted.</p> <p>Print management is another way that companies are cutting down on their print waste. It is estimated that businesses spend approximately 3% of their annual budget on costs associated with printing alone. This can easily be cut down by upwards of 30% when handled correctly. </p> <p>If your business would like to make the switch to any of these green printing techniques, please contact us today!</p>