At Riverside Graphics, we utilize a variety of “Green” techniques in our print production.
We print completely Direct To Plate—this eliminates the chemicals associated with film and plate development, and it saves water and energy. We eliminated alcohol-based products completely. Riverside uses inks that are vegetable based and environmentally friendly and have little or no mineral oil content. We switched to vegetable-oil based, water-soluble washes for cleaning presses, which are free from VOC-producing petroleum solvents and can reduce VOCs by up to 90% (VOCs are gases emitted from certain solids or liquids.) This improves air and water quality, protects workers’ health and safety and reduces the negative effects of chemical use.
We have employed these processes in our production since the technology was first made available, and we have maintained the most current, efficient equipment. The client will not incur additional costs due to any of the processes we use.