Posts tagged ‘print’

October 26, 2011

print & pattern: EXHIBITION – marcus walters

thanks to print & pattern: EXHIBITION – marcus walters. for this link

‘unplanned magic’ is a new exhibition by marcus walters currently taking place at the material gallery in ludlow, UK. ‘unplanned magic’ is also running concurrently at blackbough (also in ludlow) and featuring work by marcus’ fellow screen print artist kate gibb. they have created some collaborative prints by over-printing each others work and they have also produced a limited range of hand sewn notebooks and hand printed tea towels which are available in store at the exhibition and online in marcus’ shop.”

 

 

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November 13, 2009

PRINT AND PRODUCTION FINISHES FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN/ now in the library

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new in the Library  (level 3 CSB University of Huddersfield Queensgate Campus)

Print and production finishes for sustainable design /

“Print and Production Finishes for Sustainable Design is an indispensable ideas sourcebook and practical guide to what has become an important consideration for many designers: sustainability. The book shows examples of environmentally friendly inks, varnishes, pigments, and finishes that can be used in a wide range of standard printed media. Printing innovations and specialized printing techniques using environmentally friendly ingredients are also included. The book provides an overview of different printable materials available to both 2-D and 3-D designers, including recyclable paper, paper substitutes, and biodegradable plastics. Innovative 3-D designs that demonstrate clear environmental benefits derived from the application of printing, types of manufacturing techniques or use of specific materials are showcased and explained.”

August 18, 2009

Guidelines for Creativity Commerce 2010

Competition guidelines for the 2010 edition of Creativity Commerce: Print’s International Business Graphics Prize.

Creativity + Commerce showcases outstanding print and interactive design from around the world.  This highly selective competition features the best branding campaigns, websites, advertising, corporate brochures, annual reports, identity systems, packaging, catalogs, motion graphics, and signage produced to communicate with a company’s audience, investors, employees, or the public at large.

Enter now, and your work could be displayed in a special section in the October 2010 issue of Print. It’s an investment that could have spectacular returns.

The deadline for this competition is November 1, 2009.

March 12, 2009

How ZINK™ Works | ZINK

What is ZINK™?

ZINK™ stands for Zero Ink™ – an amazing new way to print in full color without the need for ink cartridges or ribbons. The ZINK Technology encompasses both the ZINK Paper™ and the intelligence embedded in every ZINK-enabled device. The technology enables a new category of color printing devices and paper that work as a system to print in a whole new way.

ZINK Technology is based on advances in chemistry, engineering, physics, image science, and manufacturing. ZINK was developed over several years and has generated an IP portfolio that includes over 100 patents and patents pending. And development of the next generation of ZINK continues in our labs daily.

ZINK Technology is fully developed and market ready. Our partners ZINK-enabled products are available now. ZINK is changing the way the world thinks about printing.

March 12, 2009

Profit through Innovation – Best practices in responsible paper sourcing

Starting at the source: responsible forest management

Responsible forest management is the cornerstone of responsible paper sourcing. There are various certification bodies, of which the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) are amongst the most well-known. The stringent standard sets out 10 principles and a series of related criteria to which forestry operations must adhere if they are to receive certification.

The roots of the FSC can be traced back to the early 1990s, when a diverse group got together to discuss setting up the world’s first forest certification organisation. Comprising environmental NGOs, indigenous peoples, forestry organisations as well as big retailers, they laid out agreements on what standards would be required and how the organisation would be orchestrated. In the 14 years since its establishment in 1993, over 92 million hectares of forest have been certified in 76 countries1. While the driver for the creation of the FSC may have come from non-regulating bodies, consumers are showing a greater awareness for these products. In 2003 alone, the amount of paper produced to FSC standards in Europe quadrupled.

via Profit through Innovation – Best practices in responsible paper sourcing.

March 12, 2009

Paper, Packaging and Printing – Sustainable Forestry Initiative

SFI Paper, Packaging and Printing

Packaging factory

Retailers, printers, publishers, distributors and merchants are turning to SFI-certified papers and packaging materials to meet the growing demand for responsibly sourced forest products. SFI “percent content” and fiber sourcing labels make sustainable forestry less anonymous. They provide is a visual cue telling you and your customers the fiber used to produce paper and packaging products – from envelopes to juice boxes to magazines – is from a legal and responsible source.

SFI Inc. is one of the world’s largest forest certification programs, and it is internationally recognized and accepted. This offers the advantage of a steady supply of certified products to meet the growing consumer demand. By choosing SFI-certified products, companies of all sizes can use their buying power to improve forest management while sending a clear signal to customers they care about forests.

While recovered fiber is an attractive choice, it usually only makes up a small percentage of any paper product. An SFI label completes the equation by confirming the rest of the wood fiber is from a responsible source. There are also SFI labels available to indicate the amount of recovered fiber content in a certified product.

via Paper, Packaging and Printing – Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

March 12, 2009

Profit through Innovation – Best practices in responsible paper sourcing

Best practices in responsible paper sourcing PDF Print E-mail

Written by Mondi Business Paper Service, 2007

The paper industry today is at the forefront of the sustainability movement, making great changes to reduce emissions and waste. Mondi Business Paper Service looks at the advancement of environmentally responsible sourcing in printing and publishing.

The trend for products that reflect responsible environmental practices is becoming a defining feature across all industries. Increasing awareness of environmental practices is changing the way in which both consumers and manufacturers approach buying and production. As a result sustainable management has become a core business issue for many organisations. This includes minimising the amount of waste that is produced, reducing energy consumption and making more efficient use of resources.

Not so very long ago, the notion of environmentally responsible sourcing of paper products for printers and publishers hardly came into question. Recycled papers didn’t offer the optimal whiteness needed for professional printing and the forestry industry was facing stark criticism for clear-cutting great expanses of forest.

Today the paper industry, long targeted by environmentalists, is at the forefront of the sustainability movement, making great changes to reduce emissions and waste. It has become a model for other industries, with NGOs, manufacturers, social groups and forestry companies working together to effect change.

via Profit through Innovation – Best practices in responsible paper sourcing.