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Planet Friendly Printing Guide released

Planet Friendly Printing Guide released

A guide designed to help companies understand environmental best practice in printing has been released by the Federation of Screen and Digital Printers Associations (FESPA).

According to, the guide should help to "interpret and distill" the many regulations concerning environmental practice. It labels itself as the most informative source available on this topic, particularly as it deals with current European legislation.

Historically it is something that only FESPA members have been able to access but this year, it has been opened up to anyone with an interest - such as those using graphics printers on a personal or commercial basis.

According to FESPA, the guide also includes "links to external websites for additional information and guidance, and the Guide is regularly updated to reflect ongoing changes to legislation."

The body continued to say on "Authored by FESPA's Michel Caza, in collaboration with environmental consultant Paul Machin, the Guide offers over 100 pages of expert content, including information and advice on water and air emissions, waste control, energy management and environmental best practice."

One specialist print magazine, Graphic Repro On-line, has welcomed the move by FESPA. It stated that offering the guide up to the entire worldwide print community could help promote "sustainable practices" by highlighting the "key drivers" behind them.

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