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Green printing option – Vegetable-based inks reduces the impact on the environment

Vegetable inks are another option to consider when you’re looking to print in a green way.

There are a number of environmental benefits!  In comparison to the mineral/petroleum inks, vegetable-based inks are derived from renewal resources, made from sources such as linseed oils and also have less impact when recycled.   There are less toxins from the metals, such as cadmium which is in mineral-based inks.  Lower volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions are emitted during printing, which are carbon-containing gases.

There is also less damage to the health and a reduced impact on the environment from using vegetable-based inks.

There are a number of printers/suppliers who offer the option to print using low VOC products and vegetable-based inks.

Author: Tripta Prashar
Company: Giving Time and Solutions Ltd
Company website: http://givingtimeandsolutions.com
Professional profile: http://linkedin.com/in/triptaprashar
Date created: 18 April 2011 5.40pm 

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