Our ongoing commitment to greener label printing
Advanced Labels NW consistently strives to be a good environmental steward, and in the process we’ve earned nearly 50 awards for printing excellence and continuing innovation.
In addition to our partnership with Waste Management to recycle 90% of all our company waste materials, we made the switch to water based inks for flexo printing decades ago – before it became commonplace. Despite the learning curve inherent in moving away from solvent-based inks, we remained committed to our green initiatives and quickly became a pioneer in environmentally friendly flexo printing.
WIth the addition of our Servo 3000 Re-Registration Unit, we are able to reduce our material waste even further. In addition to responsible recyling and waste reduction benefits, being a more efficient label printer allows us to pass savings on to our clients.
Digital label printing sustainability
We are proud to offer the most environmentally sensitive printing option available to our valued clients: HP Indigo Digital. Our state-of-the-art HP Indigo 8000 press isn’t just sustainable, its quality, versatility, and value make it the perfect compliment to our flexo capabilities.
Digital labels are the solution for environmentally sensitive brands and printers
Moving from conventional printed labels to digitally printed labels will have a dramatic effect on the environment
Reduction in Manufacturing Waste:
As a hypothetical example, a 200 SKU label printing run produces:
Flexography Printing Make Ready Waste:
~180,000 Linear Feet (That’s over 34 miles of manufacturing waste at 900 Linear Feet per SKU)
~42,400 Square Inches of Photopolymer
HP Indigo Digital Printing Make Ready Waste:
~7,000 Linear Feet
In this example there would be a 96% reduction in label manufacturing waste!
Reduction in Label Printing Obsolescence Waste:
Avoid label material obsolescence by printing only what you need and when you need it!
HP Indigo Digital Also has NO:
Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)
Particulate matter emissions