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Energy Efficiency: A Closer Look at Textile Printing

PSPs must consider the weight of pre- and postpress treatments.



Not surprisingly, as part of an overall greener working environment that encompasses better environmental principles and a reduced carbon footprint, every machine and process has its ups and downs. Businesses wanting to accommodate as many eco-aware and recognized systems as possible within their workplace need to take every element of production into account. A typical example lies in the and, while there can be no argument that digital technology supercedes analog when it comes to lower energy levels overall and significant reduction in waste, power requirements in the end-to-end workflow are weighted toward post-treatment. Depending on dye type, there is always going to be the need for additional processes such as fixation, steaming, and washing and, even though pigmented inks reduce both energy and water levels, drying still involves heat, and heat requires an electrical source.

Read “” and “” for an expanded discussion of practices and problems that face PSPs.

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