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HP Inkjet Web Presses and the environment

Minimize waste and maximize your bottom line. HP Inkjet Web Presses have been designed with the environment in mind. They also offer all the environmental benefits of digital on-demand printing technology whether you're producing publications, direct mail, or other high-volume commercial applications. 

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Designed with the environment in mind

All HP products are designed to rigorous HP Design for Environment criteria, and HP Inkjet Web Presses are no exception. They feature water-based inks and are compatible with a range of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®)certified printing materials.1
HP A50 Inkjet Web Press Inks have achieved UL Sustainable Product Certification2 and meet the chemical requirements of the Nordic Ecolabel for printing companies.

The environmental benefits of digital on-demand printing

HP Inkjet Web Presses also help bring the benefits of digital on-demand printing to new markets.
  • Their excellent short- to mid-run printing economics allow print service providers to facilitate improvements in the flexibility of their customers' print supply chains, helping to cut print inventories and reduce the volume of redundant prints prevalent in many parts of the industry.
  • Variable data printing capabilities allow HP Inkjet Web Presses to produce better targeted prints and often eliminate pages that would be redundant for a particular reader.
  • Digital on-demand printing also requires no plate-making and no make-ready waste, which saves time and money and reduces environmental impact in the print shop.
HP Inkjet Web Presses reduce waste and increase efficiency in the printing of books, direct mail, and many other high-volume applications. That equates to streamlined workflows, reduced costs, and greater conservation of raw materials.

The future of publishing

In the publishing industry, 30% of books released in the United States are returned to the publisher unsold.2 This 2011 study commissioned by HP found that making judicious use of digital on-demand printing technology—like the HP Inkjet Web Press—has the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of fulfilling book demand in the U.S. by 14–20% across a range of scenarios. .

Print recyclability and cross-industry collaboration

HP has long been recognized as an industry leader for its recycle and reuse programs, as well as for its research regarding digital print recyclability. As part of this effort, HP promotes sustainability and encourages collaboration with leading paper companies to improve ink and paper recycling processes.

Today HP is at the forefront of innovative research regarding digital print recyclability, particularly in analyzing and implementing effective deinking processes that transform commercial digital prints into professional-grade recycled papers. .

1 Trademark license code FSC-C017543.
2 Certification under the UL Environmental Standard for Sustainability for Printing Inks (UL 2801) demonstrates that an ink meets a range of stringent criteria related to human health and environmental considerations. Referred to as CCD-040, an EcoLogo® standard, in Canada. Learn more at ul.com/environmentNon-HP site.
3 "Just Press Print," The Economist. February 25, 2010, http://www.economist.com/node/15580856Non-HP site.