09 Jan Why we moved to EcoSolvent printing
RGVA moves to EcoSolvent printing
We made a change early last year from Latex printing to EcoSolvent printing and here’s the reasons why.
- Solvent printing has always had a bad reputation as being bad for the environment containing volatile organic compounds, EcoSolvents are based on non-aggressive solvents so this is no longer an issue. Additionally, these thicker inks contain more pigment, meaning that less ink is needed.
- Brighter more vibrant colours – a wider colour spectrum can be used on the EcoSolvent system, as well as the traditional four colours of the CMYK spectrum EcoSolvent inks are also available in light cyan, light magenta, orange, green, violet and even metallic (which can be seen on our latest batch of buses for Stagecoach). Typically the EcoSolvent colours are brighter and glossier in finish than latex inks.
- Better durability – With printed wraps being used on vehicles typically for the life of a lease it’s important that the inks maintain their colour without looking tatty or faded. EcoSolvents off this solution and are seen as having a higher durability than latex inks.
We’ve made the change so that our customers get the best looking, longest lasting vehicle graphics on the market, whilst others are happy to stick to what they know we like to be at the forefront of new technologies and always give our customers the best value possible and whilst still remaining an economical, sustainable solution which is still approved and covered by 3M’s MCS warranty and carries the GreenGuard gold certification.