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Sustainability through Variable Data Printing

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As “going green” becomes the expectation rather than the exception, models for proving the environmental compatibility of the entire ecosystem—rather than point devices—will be necessary. In this paper, we explore the ecosystem advantages of variable data printing for sustainability. Sustainability, like security, is more effective when built in from the ground up. Variable data printing (VDP), pre-adapted for use in security printing, is likewise preadapted for utility in sustainable printing. In this paper, we show the preadaptation of VDP toward sustainability, and explore the factors involved in determining the Environmental Return on Investment (E-ROI) of printing.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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  • For more than 25 years, NIP has been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in non-impact and digital printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems, including drop-on-demand ink jet, wide format ink jet, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based electrophotographic printers, production digital printing systems, and thermal printing systems, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields.

    Since 2005, NIP has been held in conjunction with the Digital Fabrication Conference.

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