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The Mobile Opportunity for Print

25 February, 2013 - 11:32 -- tbrunner

The volume of data sent over phone networks is set to overtake the volume of voice within the next few years. This could have significant implications for mobile printing applications. GSMA, the association for the mobile industry, make their prediction based on the huge numbers of mobile devices sold of late and the 6.8 billion global connections in 2012 that are set to grow to 9.7 billion by 2017.

Print on Demand an Expanding Model That’s Good for Green

18 February, 2013 - 16:11 -- tbrunner

One of the biggest arguments for digital print over its offset equivalents is that digital print can be produced on demand in exceedingly short runs. This saves waste and improves the economics of what makes for cost effective printing. With a fleet of distributed digital presses we can print short runs close to the point of use, for instance documents bespoke to a specific postal code.

APP to Halt Clearing of Indonesian Tropical Forests (Again)

11 February, 2013 - 09:39 -- tbrunner

Greenpeace once accused Asian Pulp and Paper (APP) of “pulping the planet” because of APP’s wanton destruction of Indonesian rain forests. But after years of pressure from numerous NGOs including Greenpeace and WWF, things may finally be changing for the better. In June 2012 in response to customer pressure, APP published a ten year sustainability roadmap.

Still a Steep Hill to Climb

4 February, 2013 - 13:34 -- tbrunner

Ricoh has recently published the results of a short survey it conducted at EcoPrint last year in Berlin. This wasn’t a particularly long or detailed project but it provides an interesting snapshot of where we are with sustainability awareness.

The Eco-nomics of Print

28 January, 2013 - 09:29 -- tbrunner

There were two very clear themes in the sustainability session at the recent FESPA Global Summit. The most important of these is that environmental sustainability goes hand in hand with business efficiency. Within the Verdigris community we have all known this for some time, so it was great to hear that the message is finally starting to spread.

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