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Life Cycle Assessments

 
 
HP has commissioned life cycle assessment studies which compare the environmental impact of producing a certain type of print on digital printing equipment rather than on an equivalent analog printing press. Conducted by external consultants, the studies conform to ISO standards and are rigorously reviewed by an independent panel of experts before publication.


The environmental case for digitally printed books


Enviromental Case For Digitaly Printed Books
This 2011 independently conducted and reviewed report examines the environmental impact of different printing strategies - involving offset and digital printing - for fulfilling the demand for both a best seller and a classic book. The results demonstrate that the judicious use of digital on-demand technology has the potential to significantly reduce the environmental impact of printing and selling books.

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Comparison study of the environmental impact of digital and offset brochure printing


Study comparing the impacts of printing color brochures with an HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press and a competitive offset press.

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Comparison study of the environmental impact of digital and screen POS signage printing


Study comparing the impacts of printing point of sales signage with an HP Scitex FB7500 printer and a competitive screen printing press.

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