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The Green Product Directory

A listing of environmentally friendly media and inks available to those printers in the Australian and New Zealand region who wish to contribute positively to our environment.

With government legislation almost certain to be passed at some stage in the future forcing you to lower the pollution created by your business - that is the pollution that you are putting into our atmosphere via your printing activities as well as the media that ends up in our rubbish dumps.

We have published a list of ink and media products below that should help you meet all or most of government requirements,

(If your products are not listed here , please click here to download the applicaton form  

It should be noted that information about products listed here are published in good faith from information supplied by the supplier in question.

Flexible media - Banner substrates

Product name

Supplier

Product description

BIOflex

Adkote Pty Ltd

BIOflex (Rolls over 2.5 metre) is a banner substrate that contains no toxic materials.  The unique composition of BIOflex ensures its quality as banner material without leaving its imprint indelibly on the planet.  In the US companies including Universal Pictures and Nike are using BIOflex for their nationwide billboard campaigns.

JM Mediatex Stick on Signs •certified flame retardant •certified in accordance to Öko-Tex Standard •PVC-free •suitable for aqueous, solvent, eco-solvent, uv-hardened and sublimation inks •low ink consumption •suitable for all printers •highest print brilliance and acutance through multiple polymer coating •no white brittle •can be cut hot or cold without fraying edges •no curling •water proof/resistant •stain resistant •textile feel •tear proof •easily processed
Eco-Media/BIOFlex (under 2.5mtr) Roland DG The Eco-Media range hosts a variety of media designed with biodegradable substrates, replacing traditional PVC substrates, to work specifically with Eco-Solvent printers. Eco-Media is a BIOflex banner (rolls under 2.5 metre)
BioMedia Ilford/CR Kennedy BioMedia range is a biodegradable alternative for traditional commercial vinyl products. Designed to meet the most demanding expectations for quality and performance, ILFORD BioMedia breaks down under anaerobic (no oxygen) landfill conditions thanks to a unique enzyme that accelerates the biodegradation process. As a replacement for widely-used, and ever-lasting, vinyl-based products, the ILFORD BioMedia line includes rigid mounting boards, laminates, and films. The media features the company’s renowned coating technologies to create print surfaces that maximize the environmental benefit without compromising image quality.
OmniJet Ilford/CR Kennedy The OMNIJET commercial inkjet media range with the environmentally-responsible Photo Realistic line, a recyclable media that has been certified as responsibly sourced in compliance with the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C107238). The launch comes as ILFORD expand their environment-friendly portfolio with BioMedia, a new range of biodegradable products.
The wide format OMNIJET Photo Realistic line includes both gloss and satin finishes that have excellent performance with aqueous dye and pigment inks, as well as UV cured, latex and electrostatic printers. The media also has certification from HP for use with their latex printers.

Canvas

Product name

Supplier

Product description

enviro canvas Gray Laminating Supplies pty ltd envirocanvas has been design for both solvent and ink jet machines and uses up to 60 percent less bleach than you standard canvases on the market. super white and uses blue light technology to brighten it comes in a range of sizes from 610 to 1370 18mtrs on a roll.
Canvas Mediatex® Troja Stick on Signs Substrate 100 % cotton Width in cm 220, 162, 137, Weight in g/m² 400 Type of inks all solvent, eco-solvent, uv-curable and HP Latex - inks Suitable Printers AGFA, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, Vutek, Scitex, Seiko, Nur, OCÉ, etc. Pretesting recommended. Coating Special coating, that guarantees a brilliant print and lowest ink consumption Recommended Applications indoor, art reproduction, professionel photography, exhibit systems, shipbuilding Specials highest print quality, no ceasing, cold trimming, real canvas Flame retardant B1, NFPA 701, CA 1237, IMO, ÖNORM T1/Q1 certificates Profile HP Latex L25500/ScitexLX600

 
Flexible media - Self Adhesive

Product name

Supplier

Product description

Mediatex Self-Adhesive Stick on Signs Substrate 100 % PES Width in cm 152,4, 137 Weight in g/m² 330 Type of inks all solvent, eco-solvent, uv-curable and HP Latex - inks Suitable Printers AGFA, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, Vutek, Scitex, Seiko, HP 9000, Nur, OCÉ, etc. Pretesting recommended. Coating one side special polymer coating with high degree of whiteness Recommended Applications indoor, POS and Shop-Design, all possible applications with self-adhesive textiles Specials processable in high-definition on printers and cutters, highest print brilliance, no ceasing, trimming hot and cold (without fraying), easy handling, sticks on all surfaces and can be removed without risidue.* Flame retardant B1 Profile HP Latex L25500/ScitexLX600 * tests are recommended, depending on surface
dtec EcoTAC Gloss White iMedia dtec EcoTAC Gloss White Permanent Self Adhesive Polyolefin Film. Greener Alternative to Vinyl for some self adhesive applications
dtec EcoTAC Gloss Clear Permanent iMedia dtec EcoTAC Gloss Clear Permanent Self Adhesive Polyolefin Film. Greener Alternative to Vinyl for some self adhesive applications

 Rigid media

Product name

Supplier

Product description

Converd Board

Starleaton Digital Solutions

Converd Board is manufactured from 10% post-consumer waste and 90% FSC-certified sustainable fibre. As a 100% laminated paper board with a micro-corrugated core using water-based adhesive, it can be recycled in normal processes after use, rather than incinerated which is the case with most foam-based boards.

X-Board
(Xanita)

Xanita Pty Ltd

A repulpable, paper composite board which replaces resin-based MDF, particle board, PVC and foamed core boards in environmentally-friendly design applications.

Textiles

Product  name Supplier Product description
Adversol Charles Parsons All Adversol substrates are constructed from polyester which can be recycled as opposed to traditional mediums such as PVC, which head straight to landfill.
Polyester substrates are printed using disperse inks which support more eco friendly textile coloration.
The entire Adversol range is supplied in a ready-to-print format and complies with the Australian Building Code AS/NZS 3837-1998.
Adversol’s range is suitable for many different signage and point of sale applications, with its fabrics catering for all screen, dye sublimation, direct, and solvent printing requirements.
Mediatex® Presto Stick on Signs  Substrate 100 % PES Width in cm 308, 250, 162, 137, 110 Weight in g/m² 200 +/-15 Type of inks all solvent, eco-solvent, uv-curable and HP Latex - inks Suitable printers AGFA, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, Vutek, Scitex, Seiko, Nur, OCÉ, etc. (not for Seiko Colourpainter 64S and HP 9000) Pretesting recommended. Coating ome side special polymer coating with high degree of whiteness Recommended applications indoor and short-time outdoor, framing and tensioning systems, promotional tents, inflatable advertisind, backlits, banner, exhibit systems Specials Highest print quality, no ceasing, water proofed and water repellent, airtight, trimming hot and cold (without fraying), tear resistant, stretchable, soft haptics Flame retardant B1, NFPA 701, CA 1237, ÖNORM T1/Q1 certificates Profile HP Latex L25500/ScitexLX600
Mediatex® Bermuda Stick on Signs Substrate 100 % PES Width in cm 308, 250, 162, 137, 110 Weight in g/m² 310 Type of inks all solvent, eco-solvent, uv-curable and HP Latex - inks Suitable printers AGFA, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, Vutek, Scitex, Seiko, HP 9000, Nur, OCÉ, etc. Pretesting recommended. Coating one side special polymer coating Recommended Applications indoor and short-time outdoor, textile architecture, roller blinds, exhibit systems, roll ups, banner, most of graphic applications Specials highest print quality, no curling, no creasing, waterproofed and water repellent, airproofed, dirt repellent, trimming hot or cold (without fraying), fast crease recovery, soft haptics (soft surface feel) Flame retardant B1, NFPA 701, ÖNORM T1/Q1 Certificates Profile HP Latex L25500/ScitexLX600
Mediatex® Aqua Stick on Signs Substrate 100 % PES Width in cm 200, 162, 137, 100 Weight in g/m² 110 Type of Ink all solvent, eco-solvent, uv-curable and HP Latex - inks Suitable Printers AGFA, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, Vutek, Scitex, Seiko, Nur, OCÉ, etc. (not for Seiko Colourpainter 64S and HP 9000) Pretesting recommended. Coating Coated with a special polymer with high whiteness Recommended Application indoor and short-time outdoor, inflatable advertising, promotion ballon, light weight banner, trade show graphic, backlits Specials Highly brilliant print, waterproof/-repellent, dirt repellent, airproof, trimming hot or cold (no fraying), tear resistant, soft haptics Flame Retardant B1, ÖNORM T1/Q1 certification Profile HP Latex L25500/ScitexLX600
Mediatex® Starlight Stick on Signs Substrate 100 % PES Width in cm 200, 162, 137 Weight in g/m² 160 Type of inks all solvent, eco-solvent and uv-curable inks Suitable Printers AGFA, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, Vutek, Scitex, Seiko, Nur, OCÉ, etc. Pretesting recommended. Coating one side special polymer coating with high degree of whiteness Recommended Applications indoor and outdoor, parasols, promotional tents, inflatable advertising, banner, tensioning system Specials Highest print quality, no ceasing, water proofed and water repellent, dirt repellent, trimming hot or cold (without fraying), soft haptics, easy to handle Flame retardant no Profile HP Latex L25500/ScitexLX600
Mediatex® Air Stick on Signs Substrate 100 % PES Width in cm 310, 250, 200, 162, 137, 100 Weight in g/m² 230 Type of Ink all solvent, eco-solvent, uv-curable and HP Latex - inks Suitable Printers AGFA, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland, Vutek, Scitex, Seiko, HP 9000, Nur, OCÉ, etc. Pretesting recommended. Coating Coated with a special polymer with high whiteness Recommended Application Indoor, trade show graphic, roll ups, pop ups, banner, art reproduction, wall covering Specials Highly brilliant print, waterrepellent, dirt repellent, trimming hot or cold (no fraying), tear resistant, soft haptics, easily to convert Flame Retardant B1, M1, NFPA 701, ÖNORM T1/Q1 certification Profile HP Latex L25500/ScitexLX600
Mediatex® Flag Stick on Signs Substrate 100 % PES Width in cm without liner: 250, 162, 137 with liner: 220, 162, 137, 108 Weight in g/m² 90 Type of ink All solvent and eco-solvent Suitable printers Mimaki, Roland, Vutek, Seiko, OCÉ, etc. Pretesting recommended. Coating One side special polymer coating Recommended Applicaions Flags Specials Light knitware with a special finishing which generates a good colour reproduction and a print, which can be seen on both sides. The innovative liner on the reverse of the material protects the printer from ink soiling and can easily be removed within seconds. Flame Retardant B1
Mediatex® Lightbox Stick on Signs Substrate 100 % PES Width in cm 200, 162, 137, 100 Weight in g/m² 145 Type of inks All solvent, eco-solvent and uv-curable inks Suitable Printers Mimaki, Roland, Vutek, Scitex, Nur, OCÉ, etc. (not for Seiko 64S and HP 9000) Pretesting recommended. Coating Special micro-porous polymer coating. When used as backlight, light gets absorbed when reaching the textile and diffuses through to the other side. This results in more briliant colours. Recommended Applications indoor, all kinds of backlits, framing and tensioning systems Specials highest print quality and brilliance, tear resistant, waterrepellent, airproofed, trimming hot and cold (no fraying) soft haptics, more brilliant colours when backlighted, black remains truly black Flame retardant B1

 


Wide format inks

Product name

Supplier

Product description

Sepiax Aquares

Anitech

A water based resin ink, designed for printing through Epson DX4 / DX5 printheads. “aquares”  inks are currently available in the standard four colours CMYK or six colours CMYK plus light cyan  / light magenta. Inks are supplied in bulk (1L or 5L bottles) or cartridges (chipped or unchipped) for use with most common ecosolvent or aqueous large format printers (e.g. Roland DG, Mutoh and Mimaki).

HP Latex inks

HP

HP Latex Inks are water-based inks that combine the best characteristics of low/eco-solvent inks and water-based inks. You can obtain the outdoor durability and versatility on lowcost, uncoated papers you would traditionally associate with low-solvent and eco-solvent inks, together with the odorless prints(1, low maintenance and environmental advantages you get from water-based inks.

Digital Chrome Digitlink Digitl Ink's original Digital Chrome pigment ink product enhances colour output whilst offering cost savings when compared to the printer brand inks. Available for Epson™, Roland™, Agfa™, Mutoh™ and Mimaki™ wide format inkjet printers.  Roland, Mutoh, Mimaki, Epson, Agfa
Digital Chrome Pro Digitlink Digitl Ink's second generation Digital Chrome Pigment inks have been designed as a colour match for Epson™ Ultrachrome™ K3™ desktop and wide format inkjet printers. Buy inks in bulk or in pre-filled chipped ink cartridges.  Epson
Duplica Digital Digitlink Digitl Ink's Duplica Digital inks for the HP™ Designjet™ 5000 & 5500 series and Canon™ W8400P, W8200P W6400P & W6200P wide format inkjet printers provide consistently high quality output at a reduced cost.

Bordeaux Prime Green

Anitech Bordeaux is pleased to announce the availability of a new ink set primarily for use in Mimaki™ JV5™ printers. This ink can also be used as a premium ink for JV3™ Mimaki™ printers. This new ink besides its color gamut, that is fully compatible with the JV5 OEM ink, also addresses the growing concern for environmental issues in the wide and grand format digital printing industry. The JV5 compatible ink is the first ink set in a new line of Bordeaux’s PRIME GREEN ink family.
J-Eco Pigment G JP-20 Fujifilm J-Eco Pigment G JP-20 are ink-jet printing inks especially designed to be used on digital printers having piezo printing heads. The range consists of 6 pigmented water-based ink colours - CMYK, Orange and Green. They are particularly suitable for digital printing on papers, coated papers, canvas and films used in visual communication applications.
Roland FPG Water based pigment ink Roland DG FPG inks are water-based and produce little to no odour when printing which makes them ideal for an office or educational setting. Branded with Roland’s Eco-Label, FPG inks are a great solution for environmentally conscious users looking to bring printing in-house without worrying about the complexities of solvent printing. This high-density, water-based ink creates brilliant colours and minimizes bleeding for enhanced print quality and improved colour gamut. Broad media support opens up new markets for these devices. FPG is offered in four colours (CMYK).
ECO-SOL MAX Ink Roland DG ECO-SOL MAX is a remarkable innovation in ink technology. Building on Roland’s award-winning eco-solvent ink, high-density ECO-SOL MAX dries fast and offers a wide colour gamut, rugged scratch resistance and broad uncoated as well as coated media support. ECO-SOL MAX is virtually

Textile inks

J-Eco Subly Nano NS-60  Fujifilm  J-Eco Subly Nano NS-60 are ink-jet printing inks especially designed to be used on digital printers having piezo printing heads. They are particularly suitable for digital printing on polyester textiles used in sports and outer wear, as well as for a variety of plastic substrates used in the manufacturing of skis, snowboards, skateboards, windsurfs and other products. The image is printed on coated paper and then transferred (heat temperature arouund 210°C) on polyester fabrics, or mixed synthetic fabrics containing a minimum of 60% polyester.
J-Eco Print HF Nano NP-61  Fujifilm J-Eco Print HF Nano NP-61 digital inks are ink-jet printing inks especially designed to be used on digital printers having piezo printing heads. They are specific for direct printing on polyester fabrics, used for flags, banners and textile applications. The image is printed on polyester fabrics or mixed synthetic fabrics, containing a minimum quantity of 60% polyester, and then thermfixed by means of a press, calendar or oven or vaporised with specific equipment.
 J-Eco Print Nano NP-60  Fujifilm  Environmentally-friendly Nano dispersed dye digital ink for direct to fabric printing.
J-Eco Print NANO NP-60 are ink-jet printing inks especially designed to be used on digital printers having piezo printing heads. J-Eco Print Nano NP-60 inks are specific for direct printing on polyester fabric used for flags, banners and textile applications.
Digital Chrome  Digital Ink  Digitl Ink's original Digital Chrome pigment ink product enhances colour output whilst offering cost savings when compared to the printer brand inks. Available for Epson, Roland, Agfa, Mutoh and Mimaki wide format inkjet printers.
Digital Chrome Pro  Digital Ink  Digitl Ink's second generation Digital Chrome Pigment inks have been designed as a colour match for Epson Ultrachrome K3 desktop and wide format inkjet printers. Buy inks in bulk or in pre-filled chipped ink cartridges.
Duplica Digital  Digital Ink  Digitl Ink's Duplica Digital inks for the HP Designjet 5000 & 5500 series and Canon W8400P, W8200P W6400P & W6200P wide format inkjet printers provide consistently high quality output at a reduced cost.
Permaset Colormaker Industries A complete range including metallic and fluorescent colours ensures your creativity is unlimited. All colours are water based so equipment can be easily cleaned up with water.
Permaprint Premium Colormaker Industries PermaPrint Premium is formulated to provide excellent adhesion on a wide range of substrates including sealed paper, cardboard, tyvek, polyesters (mylar), polycarbonates (lexan), some coated metals and poly-styrene and exhibits exceptional water resistance once dried.
HeatWave SBL2 Sublimation Inks Roland DG Water based sublimation HeatWave ink images exceptionally well on lightweight, flexible fabrics for vivid colour flags, banners and textiles that are easy to handle, inexpensive to ship, and safe to install. HeatWave SBL2 ink produces rich, high-density colours and dries quickly. Its advanced formulation creates a very fine dot pattern for maximum ink transfer to the final fabric. As a result, graphics sublimated with HeatWave SBL2 reflect flawless, even ink coverage and deep, vivid colours with absolutely no banding.
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