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EFI Ink Recognized as Most Progressive Environmental Process

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

FOSTER CITY, Calif.-- EFI, the world leader in color digital print servers, superwide format printers and inks, and print management solutions, today announced that it received the Silver award in Canada's PrintAction Environmental Awards for its environmentally friendly BioVu ink in the category for the most progressive environmental process from a vendor to the printing industry. PrintAction is the leading business magazine for the graphic arts industry in Canada. The only solvent-based ink recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), EFI BioVu ink is a revolutionary advancement in solvent inks and creates a new class of inks, Bio Solvent inks, which contain no harmful VOC's and have significantly improved health and environmental profiles. Made from corn, BioVu is the first solvent-based ink built from a renewable resource and is designed for use in superwide format printers such as market leader EFI VUTEk product line. "We are pleased to be recognized in this prestigious award process," said Scott Schinlever, vice president and general manager of EFI's ink division. "EFI has made significant investments in reducing its own environmental footprint and helping customers reduce theirs. Receiving this award validates our strategic direction towards environmentally responsible printing technologies, and it is gratifying that our commitment is recognized by our peers." In its second year, the PrintAction Environmental Printing Award ceremony was held February 21, 2007, and featured keynote speaker the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, named Canada's greenest Prime Minister. Mulroney was among the first of the world's leaders to broach the subject of climate change. Awards were presented in 11 different categories, honoring individuals, printing companies and suppliers to the industry.

 

 

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