Environmental friendly industrial offset printing
Our services to help reduce the environmental impact of print production
Environmental protection – an issue that concerns us all.
The call of society and politics for many years.
Increasing demands on the environmental compatibility of the materials used, the printing inks used and the recyclability of the end products are increasingly challenging printers in terms of process technology. While the use of non-polluting materials means that the printed products do not represent an additional impact on the environment, the actual time and energy required to manufacture the “environmentally friendly products” can be significantly higher than for the use of conventional materials and printing inks.
The environmental benefit can only be achieved if the manufacturing effort for the use of environmentally compatible components is not higher than for the use of standard components.
The comparatively poor process stability of environmentally compatible materials and consumables requires suitable framework conditions from all processes involved in the manufacturing process.
Process stability, the key to successful consumption optimization
While the use of classical, process-stable substrates and printing inks only allows variations from the presses themselves to be captured, the variations from organically compatible materials and mineral oil-free printing inks are added. In order to meet the demands of end customers for high and consistent print results, it is necessary to consistently stabilize and optimize presses and processes.
Short, effective washing cycles, long material service lives, fast inking up, minimal waste and the shortest possible press production time for printing jobs are just some of the parameters that need to be mastered. In addition, the entire supply chain must be analyzed for optimization possibilities in order to achieve optimal results.
DAPF TECH, your independent partner for all questions concerning the true possibilities for measurably emission-reduced printing.
Just as you can’t expect honest fuel economy recommendations from your tank attendant or tips from your vehicle manufacturer to reduce vehicle wear, so it concerns the supply chain in the printing industry. Commercial interest in high wear and consumption values stands in the way of any approach to ecologically sensible consumption reduction.
As an independent service provider to the printing industry, DAPF shows you how to implement resource-saving and stable processes in your production operations and the entire production chain. All this with measurable preservation – and probably even an increase in the performance of your printing presses.
Impact reduction is always possible
Even without the use of bio-compatible materials, the ecological footprint caused by print production can be significantly reduced. Our optimization measures can reduce the energy required to manufacture printed products by up to 50%.
Are you committed to environmental protection and looking for ways to make a real contribution by adapting your production processes in printing?
Contact us for a free information meeting. DAPF TECH and our independent partners will be pleased to assist you with words and deeds.
Green processes without green cast
Your benefit through our services
- Honest, independent information and advice
- Significant reduction of environmental impact through holistic process optimization
- Improved production reliability and colour reproduction even with uncoated papers and mineral oil-free inks
- Increasing the efficiency of the production chain, especially in printing
- Sustainable cost reduction through stabilized processes and prevention of justified customer complaints
Our Statement on Environmental Protection
Environmentally friendly working methods since apprenticeship
by Daniel R. Pfeiffer:
Already in the middle of the 90’s during my apprenticeship I was irritated by the excessive amount of energy, chemicals, solvents, scrap and material waste that was produced on the way from the artwork to the finished print product. I therefore began early to look at the tips from print magazines and professional associations, which promised a reduction in environmental impact. These small changes in the workflow already contributed to an environmentally friendly print production. Even then, I successfully appealed to the management for the use of environmentally friendly processes.
Since the turn of the millennium, when the printing industry became more open to topics such as color management and standardization, I have been working intensively on these issues. Driven by the idea of doing a good service to the environment through my work, I am now one of the world’s leading experts in this field. In my opinion, lean and process-reliable processes, from the idea through to implementation, are the key to environmentally conscious print production.
When DAPF TECH e.K. was re-established in January 2017, I firmly anchored the idea of environmental protection in the company’s object of business. A statement straight ahead and honest.