Our Greener Mission
Over the past few years, Imageco have shifted the way we run modes of production towards a circular, low-carbon-emission operation. By turning to alternative printing methods, such as those offered by HP and Efi, we’ve able to set an example for how wide format print companies can go green for the environment.
Environmentally Friendly Printing and Processes
At the heart of our eco-friendly mission is our passion to seek out, support and stock the most innovative, environmentally friendly products on the market.
We work with Antalis UK, who provide us with the Xanita fibreboard. The board is environmentally friendly, recyclable and ultra-lightweight, which means we’re helping our clients to reduce their carbon footprint while pushing the boundaries of design with a versatile, exciting product.
We also make use of the many green print materials availablesuch as PVC free products, FSC approved wallpapers, digitally printable FCS approved wood and 100% recycled acrylic.
Elsewhere, HP Latex technology provided us with the prefect solution to producing quality prints while still reducing our carbon footprint. The technology on offer addresses a full spectrum of health and environmental concerns (from ink chemistry to indoor air quality). With an end-to-end approach, HP continues to set the standard for more sustainable large-format printing.
We also operate using a recycling policy for acrylic, dibond and all paper and card products. Everything is taken independently of regular waste, which is handled by our waste management facility, Prism, who have a strict no-landfill policy. In addition, in 2016 Imageco contributed to the planting of 39 trees! This is the least we can do until a solution for a completely green printing process is available to us.
Efi Vutek GS3250lx Ultradrop Pro
At Imageco we understand fully how integration of workflows can eliminate over production. Our ethos is to use less energy and maximise material usage to generate cost-effective business practices and improve our green credentials.
Improved colour accuracy and repeatability are also key contributors to optimising processes which encourage more eco awareness by removing waste and reducing reprints.
Investment into our Efi Vutek GS3250LX Ultradrop Pro and Zund G3 Cutter has meant increased productivity and significantly-reduced waste.
By implementing software to the Zund we have increased our ability to nest work effectively. This reduces media consumption and allows us to line up more work ready for output.
Carbon offsetting describes how an individual or business invests back into the environment to counteract any unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and others.
Carbon offsetting can be done through the purchasing of carbon credits from carbon capture or carbon reduction projects such as woodland creation. This means businesses can compensate for rogue emissions and meet their carbon reduction goals. A successful carbon offsetting program has many benefits:
- Increased staff and stakeholder engagement
- Improved customer loyalty
- An increased awareness within the business
Our Greener Materials
Many high street brands and supermarkets are now growing ever concious about their contributions to the environment and that filters down to their suppliers such as us. There are many greener print materials available such as PVC free products, FSC approved wallpapers, digitally printable FCS approved wood, 100% recycled acrylic.
With such demand in greener solutions for many of the big brands we have to be in keeping with them and offer solutions that reflect their green credentials. Contact us for sample on our greener medias.