Green Printing

Wind Powered Printing

It's catching on.

Thusfar in its short history, sustainable printing or green printing has been largely the territory of smaller, boutique printing houses. But all that is changing.

It just goes to show the power of the little guy. What starts as a niche trend quickly becomes a standard of excellent demanded throughout the industry.

Recently, Digital Nirvana posted a list of all the green printers out there run on 100% wind power in the U.S. Currently, the list stands at just thirteen. Doesn't seem like a lot, does it?

But it's enough to grab the attention of industry giants.

This week, Fujifilm inked a deal to develop a corporate wind farm in Tilburg, Netherlands. For all those not in the know, the Netherlands is one of the world's leaders in wind farming, and no, I'm not talking about windmills. In recent decades, the Dutch landscape has become dotted with massive, white wind turbines that can be seen from an enormous distance as you drive or train across the countryside.

Fujifilm is expected to have 3 to 5 wind turbines built, which will provide 10-20% of the energy needed to power its Bilburg plant.

Obviously, Fujifilm won't be bragging about being 100% wind powered any time soon, but hey, it's a start. And it's all thanks to small sustainable printers who invested in making a difference, and created an unstoppable trend.

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