Can screen printing be eco-friendly?

From the chemicals, garment manufacturers, chemical waste, to water pollution, screen printing has a long road ahead to becoming eco-friendly. Implementing greener practices seems challenging and expensive, but that’s not the case.

Which printers are eco-friendly?

Epson — which sells more than half of all Inkjet printers — launched a new EcoTank product line to help customers become more efficient with in-office printing and go green at the same time. The product line uses refillable tanks instead of cartridges and can print a year’s worth of pages before requiring a refill.

Is screenprinting ethical?

Most screen printing companies offer a toxic, petroleum based ink called ‘plastisol’ that contains resins and plastics. Others claim to offer eco-friendly soy based ink and water-based ‘discharge’ ink. The truth this most of these inks still contain harmful chemicals and known human carcinogens like formaldehyde.

Why is screenprinting sustainable?

All products use in screen printing offgas toxic fumes. UV curing inks used for the screen are the most dangerous component, toxic to touch, inhale, and definitely ingest. Solvents for cleanup also have dangerous fumes. PVC-free, phtalate-free and water-based inks are safer alternatives (1).

How do you print on eco-friendly paper?

Use Recycled Paper: 100% post-consumer waste paper can actually save you money as it is printed on 90 brightness paper as opposed to 96 brightness. This small change looks good to your customers, keeps the eco-friendly recycling circle intact, and it can safe you up to 50% on the paper itself.

What printer can I convert to eco solvent?

Eco solvent ink doesn’t have any harmful ingredients and it is biodegradable.

  • #1 Ecotank ET-2720 All-in-One SuperTank Printer.
  • #2 Ecotank ET-4760 All-in-One SuperTank Printer.
  • #3 WF-7710 Wide-Format Printer.
  • #4 Workforce ET-3750 Ecotank SuperTank Printer.
  • #5 Expression ET-2750 Ecotank SuperTank Printer.

Are inkjet printers eco-friendly?

Inkjet printers are all-in-one devices thanks to their innovative variable printing capabilities, meaning that the overall energy consumption and waste generation levels can be cut down to a minimum.

Is screenprinting bad for the environment?

The truth is that screen printing is a demanding and historically toxic environment in which to work. As safe as wearing ventilation masks and goggles are, using traditional cleaning chemicals isn’t a “green” process, and many long term printers deal with severe health problems down the road as a result.

Is it more eco-friendly to print in black and white?

For a more environmentally friendly consumption of ink, print in ‘draft’ mode as often as possible. Print in black and white instead of colour, this uses less ink and is cheaper.