Oil-based ink has been the standard in the printing industry for the past five years since it is inexpensive and dries quickly. That may seem like wonderful news for your company at first, but it actually has negative effects on the environment. Petroleum ink, as the name implies, is derived from crude oil, the very substance that is accelerating global warming. Petroleum is a nonrenewable natural resource, and its extraction is a very taxing process on Earth.
Paper printed with petroleum-based ink is particularly difficult to recycle since it requires significantly more energy to "wash away" the ink than other types of paper. Even worse, some petroleum-based inks have been shown to cause cancer in people.
Fortunately, CefBox has competition. What if there were an ink that had multiple purposes, was simple to apply, and didn't harm the planet? It's time for everyone to switch to soy-based inks, which are safer for both people and the planet.
Printing with renewable materials is gaining popularity as companies recognize the importance of reducing their environmental impact. Here, soy-based ink reigns supreme.
Soy-based ink, as the name implies, is created by combining soybeans with other eco-friendly waxes and resins.
Because it can be replanted and harvested endlessly, the soybean is one of the most environmentally friendly products available. The oil is naturally biodegradable and produced in a sustainable manner. The rate of degradation is four times that of inks made from petroleum.
Compostable soy-ink is on the rise since it allows packaging to be recycled and composted without leaving any chemical residues. When combined with other compostable materials, like a noissue Mailer Bag or Tissue Paper, the complete product becomes biodegradable and harmless to the environment. Using soy ink on packaging has a ripple effect that helps save the planet.
The planet isn't the only thing that will benefit from this change.
Soy-based ink, which has a cleaner base than other forms of ink, produces colors that are more intense and vivid. The effect on colors is stunning. A demonstration that high standards of quality can coexist with innovative aesthetics. In addition to reflecting your brand's personality through logos, color schemes, or graphics, printing with soy-based ink can also convey to clients your commitment to the environment.
Adding a cool ink design to the already eco-friendly packaging helps reduce waste without sacrificing brand recognition, and it's a lot of fun to boot.
At cefbox, we're big proponents of eco-friendly packaging made from renewable resources.
We know that soy-based and eco-friendlier inks produce the greatest results for your brand on our Tissue Paper, Stickers, Tapes, and more, and therefore we use them exclusively.
Your layouts look livelier, brighter, and more environmentally responsible.