Sign & Digital Graphics

March '20

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8 • M A R C H 2 0 2 0 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Bill Schiffner is a freelance writer/editor based in Holbrook, New York. He has covered the imaging industry for 29 years and has reported on many evolving digital imaging tech- nologies including wide-format printing and newer electronic digital signage. He was the editor for a number of imaging publications and websites. He can be reached at bschiffner@ A s a global society, we need to do all we can to reduce our carbon foot- print before it's too late. No matter your feelings on the subject, your customers will want to know how you can work together to stay "green." For sign shops, that means offering more sustainable solutions in running their daily businesses as well as providing green printing options for their clients. Limiting waste and keeping materials out of landfills are just small parts of the effort to make the signage and graphics market more eco-friendly. Over the years, many Fortune 500 corporations and major consumer brands have become more eco-conscious and are requesting print projects that are created for them that use sustainable printing, inks and media. In this article, SDG looks at how sup- pliers and shops are doing their part to "go green" with their products and ser- vices. We also look at some actionable Eco-friendly media, inks and printers can help sign shops save the planet and offer clients sustainable projects B Y B I L L S C H I F F N E R Mutoh's 1627MH wide- format hybrid printer utilizes a special bio- ink. Image courtesy of Mutoh America. prints with soy inks rather than traditional petroleum based inks. Image courtesy of

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