Wide-format printer manufacturer Agfa Graphics, based in Belgium but with U.S. operations in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, announces that its Anuvia 1250/1551 and Anapurna1200/1501 UV LED inkjet ink sets for sign and display printing have received the GREENGUARD Gold certification in recognition of their environmental friendliness.
According to Underwriters Laboratories, “Products that have achieved GREENGUARD Certification are scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards, helping to reduce indoor air pollution and the risk of chemical exposure.”
The GREENGUARD Gold standard includes health-based criteria for more than 360 VOCs and also requires lower-total VOC emission levels to ensure that the products are acceptable for use in sensitive indoor environments like schools and healthcare facilities.
For Agfa, that means the aforementioned inks are safe to be used for prints that cover all walls of a room—not just as signage or partial wall decoration.
“Obtaining the GREENGUARD Gold Certification for our wide-format UV LED inkjet inks underlines our commitment to offer printing systems that are safe and environmentally friendly,” says Sarah Lafleur, application product manager of inkjet ink for Agfa. “Print businesses investing in an Anapurna or Jeti wide-format printer from Agfa enjoy both operator safety and the opportunity to generate additional business as they can meet their customers’ requests for a certified solution for wall finish applications.”