Image Options has unveiled a new green printing method with the installation of the EFI VUTEk GS3250LX UV-curing digital inkjet printer on MicroGREEN Polymers' InCycle PET sheets.
"As an SGP-certified printer, we have an obligation to lead the way in providing our customers with the most environmentally-friendly options for their print and graphic needs—from the equipment we use to the substrates we offer. The high-quality results we have seen with the GS3250LX press on InCycle sheets are a great match for a variety of signage and POP applications," said Tim Bennett, CEO of Image Options.
Engineered to dramatically lower the total cost of ownership over the lifetime of the printer, the VUTEk GS3250LX incorporates "cool cure" LED technology and increased productivity to facilitate faster and more efficient job production than ever before. With no VOCs, less consumables and waste, low energy consumption, and the ability to print on recycled and other materials without introducing warping or head strikes, the printer is ideal to partner with substrates like InCycle to create a significantly more sustainable print product.
InCycle is a revolutionary transformation of recycled PET into a recyclable, lightweight, printable sheet, created as a cost-effective, sustainable alternative for print, signage, and packaging. InCycle sheets are made from recycled PET, which is then expanded to reduce the amount of plastic required and significantly lower the environmental footprint of products made from it. InCycle sheets also have an integral skin which is moisture-proof and can be printed on directly. The integral skin is naturally white without the addition of pigments and highly reflective, which makes print appear to jump off the surface. InCycle sheets are available in a variety of gauges, from 0.020 inches to 0.060 inches.