Leader in Green PrintingOur process is safe for the environment; safe for workers.
Who knew hazardous inks and dyes can make fabric printing unhealthy for workers and for the environment? Who knew certain screen printing methods that use mass amounts of water in the dying of the fabric can result in polluted waste water and ground contamination? As a 30-year leader in green printing, we certainly have understood the hazards and have always responded with greener options.
Early on, we led the way for green printing methods that would have less of an environmental impact. Take our early lead in water-based screen printing in the 1970s; followed by Table Covers refined digital printing on fabric with our DyeLux™ print process. This dye-sublimation, aqueous-based method is one of the most environmentally-friendly and sustainable processes for digital fabric printing because it:
- Uses dyes rather harsh solvents that can output Ozone damaging VOCs and heavy metals
- Works with inks that comply with OEKO-TEX® 10 and the ECO-passport certifications
- Turns a solid directly to a gas, avoiding water for dying process
- Either recycles printing transfer paper or eliminates need altogether depending on equipment used
- Reduces all use of water for a true green printing process
- And produces zero waste
No VOCs in Our Digital Fabric PrintingBy us combining the right raw materials and choosing environmentally friendly processes, we are true green printers. We avoid use of VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds, which are a group of carbon-based chemicals that easily evaporate at room temperature. Besides found in some inks used for fabric printing, they can be in an assortment of building materials like varnishes, sealing caulks, home air fresheners and the process of dry cleaning. Studies suggest that exposure to these chemicals can bring health consequences.
With us, you can feel good about your purchasing decision—and love the finished product, too. Check out Textile Printing Eco-Friendly blog >