Prepress partner to the label and packaging print sector, Creation Reprographics (‘Creation’), has commented on the refreshed role of reprographics in packaging design, as brands pivot towards a more sustainable print supply chain.
Creation, which partners with printers and converters to deliver high quality reprographic services, has used its insights to the packaging design and print sector to outline how brands are using reprographics more strategically in support of wider sustainability targets.
“We all know the trials and tribulations of the packaging sector over the past year, but we’re currently looking ahead to a serious uplift in innovation. For printers, the sole focus on volume and efficiency is set to soften and ‘greener’ design and production put back into focus, reflecting the restored consumer interest in eco-friendly packaging,” said Matt Francklow, managing director, Creation.
“Significantly, we are seeing a fresh role for reprographics in printers’ sustainability strategies,” he added. “Ahead of critical changes such as the Net Zero carbon targets, an effective repro partner can help to reduce waste, in terms of material, energy, time and cost and underpin sustainability efforts.”
The business also commented on some of the exciting flexographic technology available to printers, which underlines where prepress can support sustainability development.
“One of the most exciting opportunities on the table for printers is the chance to finally give solvents the boot. We all saw the spiralling cost of solvents as ethanol was diverted to sanitisation applications – but with today’s plate technology, solvents can be surplus to requirements,” said Matt. “We champion Asahi AWP™ water-washable flexo plates that cut harmful VOC washout entirely out of the equation.”
Creation puts sustainable principles at the forefront of its business, helping printers to integrate greener technologies into their print operations. The company has previously issued its Project Zero commitments, which combine an enhanced and better-optimised packaging and label prepress with heightened environmental awareness at both a corporate and individual level.
For more information, visit https://www.creation-repro.com.