Eco-Friendly Signage: How Houston Sign Company Setting New Standards in the Industry

What sets Houston Sign Company apart from other local sign shops? We’ve embraced sustainability. With a keen focus on utilizing eco-friendly printers, we’re not just producing top-notch custom signs – we’re doing it in a way that leaves a gentler footprint on our planet. So, if you’re in the market for high-quality signage and want to support environmentally responsible practices, you’ve come to the right place.

Houston Sign Company’s Sustainable Printer Portfolio

Houston Sign Company is committed to reducing its ecological footprint by utilizing eco-friendly printers, including the Colorado 1650 Printer, HP Latex Printer, and Digitech Trufire Printers.

Colorado 1650 Printer

The Colorado 1650 Printer uses UVgel technology, which allows for lower ink usage and energy-efficient LED curing. This technology also reduces the number of misprints, leading to less waste. Additionally, it can print on environmentally friendly materials like PVC-free and paper-based media, even if they’re uncoated.

HP Latex Printer

The HP Latex Printer uses HP Latex Inks, which have no hazard warning labels, contain no Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), are non-flammable and non-combustible, and are nickel-free. This makes them safer for the environment.

Digitech Trufire Printer

Digitech Trufire Printers are grand format and UV flatbed printers, which are eco-friendly, fast, and a cost-effective way to complete digital printing projects. However, the specific eco-friendly features of these printers are not detailed in the available information.

GREENGUARD Gold Certified Printers

At Houston Sign Company, we use GREENGUARD Gold Certified printers, including our Colorado 1650 Printer and HP Latex Printer.

What is the UL GREENGUARD Certification?

GREENGUARD Gold Certification is a highly regarded environmental certification program that focuses on indoor air quality and low chemical emissions. The certification specifically addresses products that are used indoors, such as building materials, furnishings, electronics, and more.

To achieve GREENGUARD Gold Certification, products are rigorously tested and evaluated for their emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other potentially harmful chemicals. VOCs are substances that can be released from products and contribute to indoor air pollution, which can negatively affect human health and the environment. The Gold level of certification sets stricter standards compared to the standard GREENGUARD Certification, ensuring that certified products have even lower emissions.

GREENGUARD Gold Certified products are designed to promote healthier indoor air quality, making them suitable for use in environments where people spend extended periods, such as homes, schools, healthcare facilities, and offices. These products contribute to a healthier indoor environment by reducing the potential exposure to VOCs and other airborne pollutants.

In the context of printing equipment, achieving GREENGUARD Gold Certification indicates that the printer has been designed and manufactured to minimize indoor air quality impacts by reducing emissions of potentially harmful chemicals. This aligns with eco-friendly practices and a commitment to creating better products for human health and the environment.

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Houston Sign Company’s Eco-Friendly UV Printing Process

UV printing is a technology that uses ultraviolet light to instantly cure inks or coatings, resulting in vibrant and durable prints on various substrates. It’s often considered more environmentally friendly than traditional printing methods for several reasons.

  • Reduced VOC Emissions: UV printing uses UV-curable inks that are cured instantly using UV light. This eliminates the need for solvent-based inks that release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air, which are harmful to human health and contribute to air pollution.
  • Energy Efficiency: UV printing requires less energy than other methods like heat drying. The curing process is rapid and efficient, reducing the overall energy consumption during production.
  • Less Waste Generation: Traditional printing methods might produce excess waste due to ink drying or evaporation issues. UV printing’s quick curing process ensures minimal ink waste and reduces the need for reprints due to smudging.
  • No Drying Time: The instant curing of UV inks means there’s no need for drying time, which can result in faster production and reduced energy usage.
  • Reduced Paper Waste: Faster curing prevents ink absorption into the paper, resulting in less paper waste due to smudging, set-off, or ink bleeding.
  • Precise Printing: UV inks tend to sit on the surface of the substrate, resulting in sharper and more vibrant prints with finer details. This precision reduces the likelihood of reprints due to print quality issues.
  • Wider Range of Substrates: UV printing can be used on various signage materials, including plastics, glass, paper, and metal. This versatility can reduce the need for additional processes and materials, contributing to a more sustainable workflow.

Learn More About Houston Sign Company’s Commitment to Sustainable Printing

In a world where sustainability matters more than ever, Houston Sign Company is dedicated to making a positive impact. When you work with us, you’re not only getting outstanding signage but also actively contributing to a greener future.

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