The future of book printing lies in the harmony between innovation and sustainability. It’s not just about producing high-quality books anymore; it’s about understanding how printing affects the world around us. The environmental impact of manufacturing has become a paramount concern for both consumers and businesses, and how we make books is no exception. Here’s why we make it a priority:

  1. Reduced Waste and Consumption: Offset printing, by its very nature, produces significant amounts of setup waste—paper and ink must be run through the press to produce a good quality image. The digital printing process at Gasch requires almost no setup waste which saves tons (literally!) of paper and ink over time. Offset printing involves the use of chemically treated aluminum plates that are scrapped after each printing. Digital printing eliminates this waste altogether.  Furthermore, the ability to cost effectively print small order quantities cuts down on the mass production of items that may never be used and ultimately scrapped by publishers.
  2. Fewer Harmful Chemicals: The environmental impact of digital printing is further lessened by its reduced reliance on harmful chemicals. Traditional printing processes may use chemicals and/or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can harm both the environment and human health. Digital printing methods significantly reduce or even eliminate the use of these chemicals.
  3. Energy Efficiency: Digital printers have come a long way in terms of energy consumption. Modern digital printers, like those used by Gasch Printing, are designed to be more energy efficient. This results in a smaller carbon footprint for every page printed.

Understanding the environmental impact of digital printing is essential in today’s eco-conscious world. By partnering with Gasch Printing, you not only ensure high-quality output for your next book but also play a part in protecting our environment.