Presstek Delivered Presentation on Sustainable Package Printing at Packaging MEA Forum 2016 in Dubai

CIOReview Team | Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 06:40 IST

Presstek, LLC, leading provider of eco-friendly printing solutions, today announced Ian Pollock, EAMER Region Sales Director for Presstek participated in the "Excellence in Packaging" educational sessions at the second Packaging MEA Forum in Dubai on 7-8 March 2016. Mr. Pollock's presentation, "Growing Your Business by Going Green" offered strategies for saving time, money and the environment; while expanding capabilities. Attendees included packaging print buyers and managers of package design, development and procurement from the Middle East and Africa.

Presstek dealer and event sponsor, AGE Graphic Equipment FZC, a growing Graphic Arts equipment and consumable supplier based in Sharjah, UAE, invited Pollock to offer his expertise on the topic of sustainable package printing. "There is a lot of confusion about what 'going green' means in this industry," said Jayakrishna Valluru, Sales Manager of AGE Graphic Equipment FZC. "That is why we invited Mr. Pollock to present on this important topic. He brings insight into how to achieve sustainability across the entire printing process; from paper and ink choices through to the life cycle of the printed piece."

"To move towards sustainable package printing, service providers need to look at the underlying technologies that are used to deliver the printed product," said Pollock. "Do these printing technologies reduce waste and energy usage and eliminate hazardous substances? Do they reduce the use of precious resources such as water? Do they allow for easy recycling of inks and substrates? There are package printing technologies on the market today that can minimize the environmental impact, while at the same time help package print providers to become more capable, profitable and competitive."

Attendees to Mr. Pollock's presentation were pleased to find out that a Presstek DI ECO-UV digital offset press is a sustainable yet high quality print solution for short-run and prototype package printing. Scuff-resistant, high gloss rich colors printed on plastics, vinyl, paper and carton board substrates dry instantly for the most efficient job turnaround. In addition, the DI's ECO-UV lamp is about 70% more efficient than a standard UV lamp. This energy savings also means that the highest quality (up to 300 lpi and FM screening) is maintained because less heat is generated, resulting in less substrate deformation. Attendees were also gratified to hear that implementing Presstek’s sustainable printing solutions does not mean compromising on their important business goals: providing the highest quality print on a wide range of substrates in the shortest amount of time at a low cost per page.

Sustainable Package Printing Solutions at drupa 2016

Presstek's full range of sustainable printing solutions can be seen in action at drupa 2016, the leading international trade fair being held from 31 May to 10 June 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Please visit Presstek in Hall 15 / D59 to view the new Integrated ECO-UV Curing System for waterless Presstek DI digital offset presses; an ideal solution for fast turnaround, high quality printing on specialty substrates for a wide range of packaging applications.