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About the environmental organizations

Mar 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

FSC The Forest Stewardship Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the independent certification of forests. FSC promotes responsible forest management by evaluating and accrediting certifiers, by encouraging the development of national and regional forest management standards, and by providing public education and information about independent, third-party certification as a tool

Green company

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Carrie Cleaveland

For many printers, the idea of altering operations to become environmentally friendly inspires fear as well as excitement. Some jump right into making improvements, while others hesitate to tackle the challenge. LAgraphico (www.lagraphico.com), a $39 million, 210-employee graphic solutions provider in Southern California, not only took on the task and investment, but has made it a point to constantly

Sustainability products & news

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 AM,

VOC-free pressroom products Huber GmbH (Troisdorf, Germany) offers fountain solution additives, washers, cleaners and pressroom chemicals for printers of all sizes. Its B-Matic Wash 100 is VOC-free and certified for use with automatic blanket and roller cleaning systems on Heidelberg, MAN Roland and KBA presses. See www.huber-troisdorf.comCircle 170 or visit freeproductinfo.net/ap Day Intl. opens

Pipe dreams

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

Automatic paper recycling systems can be noisy. Like a huge vacuum cleaner, the system's conveyor tubes whisk paper waste from all over a plant. You can hear the paper slapping against the side of the pipes, and, if full-size sheets are being shredded, the noise is on par with a huge spoon caught in the teeth of a gigantic garbage disposal. But cacophony may yield to euphony as printers calculate

Green is the new CMYK

Aug 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

Several readers responded to our call for green printers. We have no hazardous wastes at our facility, reports Dan Walker, quality system coordinator at Alcan Packaging (Atlanta). We conduct clean audits of our site on a monthly basis, with posted resultseveryone eagerly participates. Frank Miske III, vice president of sales, Custom Business Forms (CBF) (Minneapolis-St. Paul), says his company initiated

Heidelberg launches Saphira Thermoplate NA

Jun 29, 2006 12:00 AM,

New Heidelberg Saphira Thermoplate NA boosts on-press performance, reduces costs

Saturate before reading

Mar 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

I like to think I'm a good listener, but over the years I have experienced my share of auditory embarrassments.

Processor-free CTP

Mar 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

An update on processless plate imaging technology.

It's easy being green

Mar 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Charles Pickett

Discover new recycled paper options.

Bright lights, better productivity

Oct 1, 2005 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

A selection of key PRINT 05 hybrid/UV introductions follows.

The DIfference

Jun 1, 2005 12:00 AM, By Cary Sherburne

In 1985, Tony Ngo purchased Oakmead Printing, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) and began the process of transforming it for the digital age. Ngo integrated DI technology as he outgrew two-color presses due to the longer, two-pass cycle times they required to produce four-color printing.

EPA & OSHA: Common Misconceptions, Part 2

Jan 1, 2005 12:00 AM, By Gary Jones

Smaller printers frequently assume they are exempt from certain Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. But as you'll learn, compliance isn't optional. Here are the facts about some common issues.

EPA & OSHA: Common Misconceptions

Jan 1, 2005 12:00 AM, By Gary Jones

Smaller printers frequently assume they are exempt from certain Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. But as you'll learn, compliance isn't optional. Here are the facts about some common issues.

It's a "DI"fferent world, part 2

Nov 1, 2004 12:00 AM, John Zarwan and the AP staff

It's been almost 13 years since Heidelberg launched the first direct imaging (DI) press, but some pundits say recent imaging technology, plates and press introductions could puch DI to new levels of popularity.

It's a "DI"fferent world, part 1

Nov 1, 2004 12:00 AM, Katherine O'Brien and the AP staff

It's been almost 13 years since Heidelberg launched the first direct imaging (DI) press, but some pundits say recent imaging technology, plates and press introductions could puch DI to new levels of popularity.

Presstek

Sep 29, 2004 12:00 AM,

Top 10 OSHA violations in 2003

May 1, 2004 12:00 AM,

By no. of violations and by penalty amount (in millions of dollars) 1. Hazard communication 7,009 $1.33 2. Control of hazardous energy, lockout/tagout 4,681 $4.21 3. Respiratory protection 4,130 $1.22 4. General requirements for machines 3,495 $3.78 5. Electrical: wiring methods, components and equipment for general use 3,211 $1.31 6. Powered industrial trucks 2,858 $1.79 7. Bloodborne pathogens 2,508

Cleaner and greener

May 1, 2004 12:00 AM,

Metropolitan Fine Printers has implemented a program, developed by Kimberley Clark of Canada and Unisource Canada in partnership with Newalta Corp., to clean its pressroom equipment with fully recyclable manufactured rags in lieu of standard cloth cleaners. www.metprinters.com

March cover story: Sheetfed UV

Mar 1, 2004 12:00 AM, by Mayu Mishina, Managing editor | mmishina@primediabusiness.com

Sheetfed UV differentiation can pay dividends