What Is Eco-Friendly Printing?
Whether you are an individual or a business, eco-printing is a step in the right direction to sustainability.
So, what is Eco-friendly Printing? It involves the application of green innovations in the 3 main elements of the printing process — the printing technology, the ink, and the print materials — to minimize the impact on our environment. These green technologies help reduce pollution, waste, and energy consumption during production. It also helps reduce printing costs while saving the planet.
More eco-efficient printing technologies are on the rise. Waterless Printing, for example, is an improvement from traditional offset printing which uses water to form non-images on the print. Instead of water, Waterless Printing uses a layer of silicon to repel the ink. This technique does not release VOCs, reduces running time and waste, and offers a more extensive color range and better image definition.
Inks with a petroleum or plastic base contain compounds that harm the environment. Eco-friendly printing has found a nonpolluting alternative to eco-inks. These inks use organic ingredients like soy or vegetable in their production. Soy-based ink, in particular, is a fantastic alternative that replicates the effects of petroleum-based inks but without the toxic side effects on the environment. Some argue that it produces brighter and more vibrant colors compared to other inks. Another well-known eco-friendly ink hails from vegetables. However, unlike soy-based inks, it does not produce the same results as its soy counterpart and is slightly more expensive.
There are notable innovations in eco-friendly printing in the print materials used. These products come from recycled or other sustainable materials that are 100% biodegradable or recyclable. The materials used also come from sustainable suppliers and use little to no chemicals in its processing.
If you are thinking about printing something, here are 5 sustainable options.
What’s a Rich Text element?
The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.
Static and dynamic content editing
A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!
How to customize formatting for each rich text
Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.