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Eco Friendly Signage Solutions

Australian companies and organisations are taking a much more responsible approach these days toward our environment and are looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint. Supporting a sustainable future is not only good corporate governance but is also fast becoming a business necessity with the Australian Government’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

If you are currently using, or considering different types of signage, then there are a number of things you might want to consider when selecting product formats and printing options which can help in reducing the impact to our environment.

Banners - Fabric vs Vinyl

One trend quite evident throughout Europe is the switch to Fabric or Textile Banners away from the more traditional Vinyl or PVC Banners.

Along with the softer and more stylish look of a Fabric Banner, they are one third the weight of a Vinyl Banner of equal size. Therefore, Fabric Banners use up to 70% less material and energy in their initial production.

Fabric also offers further emission reductions with less storage space and cheaper transport and handling costs against the equivalent amount of Vinyl or PVC. Add to this the fact that Fabric Banners can be recycled as opposed to Vinyl, which goes straight to landfill, and it leaves a very strong argument in favour of Fabric Banners.

Inks - Water Based vs Solvent

Another advantage Fabric has over Vinyl is that Vinyl Banners use solvent based inks, which are carcinogenic by nature. However, Fabric Banners use water based inks which are much less harmful to people and the environment.

Environmental Actions at Screengraphics

Here at Screengraphics we continue to look for ways to reduce our environmental footprint. We have for a number of years been recycling waste paper and cardboard and more recently dramatically reduced our water usage as our focus has shifted away from screen printing towards digital printing.

Joint Customer Eco Friendly Solutions

Screengraphics offer clients a service for reusing flags; for a small fee we collect the flags, wash, repair and store them until the following season which is a great way to reduce costs and the impact on the environment.

Screengraphics also offer customers a free service; recycling of all their old and used flags and fabric banners. Rather than throwing them out and have them end up in landfill, customers can drop off their used flags and they are bundled up and sent to recyclers who use the polyester in the manufacture of bedding and other products.

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If you would like any advice regarding how we can supply your signage needs and at the same time, work with you to reduce the impact on the environment, please feel free to contact us.

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