Today Greg is discussing offset printing in general and color printing specifically.
Is Spot Color printing environmentally friendly?
Yes. Custom Pantone®, Spot Color Printing, uses significantly less paper, ink, solvents, and energy, compared to normal four color offset printing. We use vegetable based inks, consisting of Soya, Chinawood and Linseed , which are all renewable products.
Our inks are manufactured locally, without lead, cadmium, mercury, or hexavalent chromium compounds.
While many printing jobs are created in CMYK (4 colors), many traditional clients want their specific corporate pantone color(s). Many of our clients feel that offset printing is better than digital and would never change.
Offset printing leaves a flater color, or no extra shine, than digital printing. That is important to many clients. Offset printing is easier to keep consistent, run to run, as we keep the pantone ink for each client. So, we feel our offset department will continue to be busy, and environmental.
If you have any further questions following our tips, or you have a specific question you want us to address, please email us to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Green Printing Tip #2 - How you can make money while printing on 100% recycled paper
Green Printing Tip #1 - Go for a digital job
You can also find further valuable information on Greg Barber Company's website - http://www.gregbarberco.com.
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Raz @ Eco-Libris