ENVIRONMENTAL - GANG RUN PRINTING
CYMK on the Outside, Green on the Inside In a time when people are recognizing how delicate the environment is, it is important for companies to shift into a more environmentally conscious state.
Hollywood Studios has taken the initiative and grown into an environmentally friendly company by taking significant steps in their production of print products.
Hollywood Studios was one of the first trade printers in the nation to begin using soy-oil based inks instead of traditional petroleum-based inks. Also known as vegetable-oil ink, soy ink is a great advancement in the print industry. Soy ink is a safe and environmentally friendly ink because of its simple compound compared to petroleum-based ink. Using a simple process to make the ink, it consumes very little energy and makes it very efficient. Soy ink has many great advantages; one is its distinguishable clearness which allows for brighter colored ink, which petroleum-based inks do not allow because of its darker content. Thus soy inks are popular for their vibrant colors. Soy ink can also be easily removed from paper, which is helpful in paper recycling, as it is quicker to process the paper. As the print industry evolves, soy ink becomes an increasingly popular alternative.
Using unique Aqueous and UV coatings, Hollywood Studios has shifted yet another critical step in producing environmentally friendly print products. The coatings which consist of very low to zero traces of volatile organic compounds (VOC) reduce harmful components that damage the atmosphere and the surrounding environments. Impregnated washing systems are used for press rollers and blankets which consist of minute traces of VOCs. Fountain solutions are free of or use reduced VOC solutions. Hollywood Studios, on the constant lookout for safer and more environmentally friendly press room products, recycles all solutions and removes hazardous waste from their facilities, preventing it from getting into the natural environment. Hollywood Studios production facilities are all alcohol-free environments using only alcohol substitutes as well. Continued development in press room products assures only the safest solutions will be used in Hollywood Studios' facilities.
An essential ingredient in the print industry is paper. Hollywood Studios utilizes paper that is produced specifically for paper-making and is not produced from illegally deforested trees.
Hollywood Studios' research and development department is continuously searching to find the highest and brightest quality paper while keeping the well being of the environment in mind.
As the environment needs us more and more, Hollywood Studios is on a mission to use the safest and least polluting materials in producing printed products.
Hollywood Studios seeks to be a reminder of the importance of environmental awareness.