sustainable printing, wall covering and roller blinds

Sustainable printing, processes and products are not just a trend! Investing in the very latest, state-of-the-art equipment is of paramount importance to Materialised. This way we not only to continue to innovate with the very best printing equipment, but ensure we protect the health of our users, ends users, and environment.

Delivery and testing of our new swissQ Karibu S sustainable printer. Installation by Pozitive Graphics.

Sustainable printing – wall covering and roller blinds

The most recent addition to our printing facility in Blakehurst, Sydney, is the swissQ Karibu S. This incredible piece of machinery has advanced our wall covering and roller blind print capability in so many ways.

The Swiss ethos of engineering efficient products leaves the smallest possible environmental footprint and the swissQprint large format UV printers exemplify this.

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Get acquainted with swissQprint Greentech

swissQprint Greentech is the name for digital printing technology that is committed to high customer benefit and environmental protection in equal measure.

High energy efficiency

swissQprint saves natural resources. The swissQ Karibu S is highly energy efficient, as evidenced by the ISO 20690:2018 certification. In fact swissQprint is the first manufacturer of large format printers to put their machines through this rigorous test for energy efficiency.

ISO 20690 provides requirements and recommendations for measuring the electricity consumption of small and wide format digital production presses printing in different modes of operation.

The energy efficiency of the Karibu can be attributed as top in class.

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Roller blinds – sustainable printing on the swissQ Karibu S

Low CO2 emissions

As a swissQprint user, we keep our ecological footprint small and get production done without unnecessarily polluting the environment.

  • The UV printing process requires neither heating nor ventilation, which keeps energy requirements low
  • Ozone emissions are not an issue in UV LED printing as the LED lamps consume little electricity and toxic waste is eliminated
  • Low maintenance and long service life minimises service calls and consumable parts that need replacing.
  • Outstanding CO2 balance
Sustainable printing processes at Materialised – textiles and wall covering

Inks that are free of harmful substances

  • UV-curable
  • Greenguard Gold certified
  • Free of VOCs
  • Compliant with directives 2011/65/EU (restriction of the use of hazardous substances; RoHS) and 2012/19/EU (waste electrical and electronic equipment; WEEE ll)

A performance comparison with 3 kWh

  • With 3 kWh the swissQ Karibu S prints 200 m2, the area of a tennis court
  • Two electric kettles need the same amount of energy per hour as the Karibu S
  • And a Tesla can drive around 16 kilometres
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With swissQprint and sustainable printing, we work both highly economically and with a clear conscience.

When you’re next in the area, we would love to give you a tour!

LEARN MORE: Read our sustainability statement and see more about our environmental practices.

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