Agfa is taking steps to encourage and promote more sustainable printing practices with the expansion of its GreenWorks program. The GreenWorks initiative accredits customers in the graphic communications industry throughout North America who achieve greener outcomes through technology, products, services, and practices. Agfa is broadening the GreenWorks criteria to include PressTune, InkTune, and SPIR@L screening technologies. These ecologically beneficial software products help print manufacturers reduce ink consumption, save paper, and increase energy savings.
“By expanding the criteria for GreenWorks accreditation, we raise the bar for a more sustainable future,” said Dave Carey, senior product marketing manager, Agfa North America. “We applaud printers that target environmentally safer operations with PressTune, InkTune, and SPIR@L screening and those who adopt our chemistry-free, process-free, or no-bake digital offset plates. Print manufacturers actively preserve, restore, and save resources by consciously choosing products and technologies with significant environmental benefits. Expanding GreenWorks is a win-win for our customers, the industry, and the public.”
To become GreenWorks accredited, printers purchase any one of Agfa’s process-free, chemistry-free, or no-bake printing plates and or its sustainable software solutions that are designed to reduce ink, paper, and waste. Printers must actively participate in other environmental programs, use alternate energy sources, and promote their commitment to sustainable practices.
The GreenWorks program is designed to reward and bring awareness to Agfa customers operating in more ecologically responsible ways. Increasingly, print buyers are demanding more sustainable business operations and are committed to environmental stewardship. The GreenWorks program helps identify print manufacturers that operate sustainably.
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