Veggie inks: not just for vegetarians

twinfish | April 08th, 2009 | No comments

Ever noticed the strong chemical smell coming from products that have just arrived from the printer? That’s the smell of petroleum-based ink. These inks have high levels of solvents, which, if sent to a landfill, can leach into the water table. As an alternative, request vegetable-based ink for your next project. They are more biodegradable, renewable and easier to de-ink during recycling. We also find they give brighter colours and rub off less on the hands – so there’s really no down side.

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