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New Printing Blanket Technology from Canada at IPEX 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Enviro Image Solutions introduces new technology that saves printers tens of thousands of dollars and prevents thousands of tons of waste.

For the last 7 years, Enviro Image Solutions (EIS) has pioneered the idea that printing blankets are multi-use items with their Blanket Renewal Program. Thanks to their technology, what was once a one-time consumable can now be renewed and reused an average of 4 times. This saves printers up to 70% of their blanket costs. They have now expanded their business internationally, as printing companies worldwide make most efficient use of their consumables, both to save money and to support sustainability initiatives.

EIS also analyzes the damage on individual blankets. They diagnose inefficiencies that cause damage and make custom recommendations without impacting production protocols to prevent those from recurring. This makes the pressroom more efficient. Instead of disposing tons of printing blankets into landfills, those blankets that cannot be renewed are repurposed into alternative fuel keeping blanket waste entirely out of landfills.

The Enviro Image Solutions Blanket Renewal Program is endorsed by large high-end printers across Canada, the USA, Japan and the UK. In 2007, EIS won the PIA / GATF Intertech Award.