UK - Quality Print Services (QPS) has added Ilford BioMedia to its portfolio at the same price point as comparable products, proving that print service providers can offer more environmentally friendly output at competitive prices.
This means that interior designers, architects, retailers and exhibition businesses can deliver an entirely sustainable brand vision without incurring extra expenses or compromising on quality when it comes to graphics.
Ilford BioMedia is both fully recyclable and can be incinerated for energy production without the release of any harmful gases or chemicals, meaning brand owners can also save money by avoiding landfill fees – currently £64 per tonne.
If landfill is the preferred waste management method for used graphics, environmentally conscious businesses can be safe in the knowledge that BioMedia is completely biodegradable, thanks to unique enzyme that accelerates breakdown under anaerobic landfill conditions.
SGIA Product of the Year 2011 winner BioMedia is suitable for display projects traditionally catered for by PVC or polyester laminates, including indoor and outdoor poster displays, exhibition graphics, pop-ups and banners
"The price of BioMedia shows that there is no commercial disadvantage with specifying the more environmentally responsible option," comments Chris Bailey, Director, QPS.
"Print buyers and specifiers who are working to achieve ISO 14001 certification will also find that using recyclable and biodegradable media such as BioMedia will help their application.
The range from QPS includes BioMedia Display Film in matt finish and compatible with aqueous, solvent, eco-solvent and latex ink technology, UV-printer compatible BioMedia Display Film UV in matt finish, BioMedia Rigid Board, an ultra-smooth direct-to-print board suitable for all UV platforms, and BioMedia Laminate, a satin-finish alternative to traditional polyester laminates. BioMedia products are available in a selection of thicknesses and/or widths.
In conjunction with the BioMedia offer, QPS is also able to offer a cartridge recycling scheme for used Nazdar ink cartridges, enabling print businesses to provide an end-to-end eco-conscious service.