Intergraf lends its support to EcoPrint 2012St Albans, )
The news extends EcoPrint's reach into the commercial print sector and confirms the exhibition as the number one forum for promoting a sustainable print industry.
Beatrice Klose, Secretary General, Intergraf said: "It makes perfect sense for Intergraf to support EcoPrint 2012. For many years we have been providing our members with the advice, solutions and, more recently, the practical tools they need to successfully adopt sustainability within their companies. EcoPrint is both a unique and inspiring prospect for Intergraf and we are delighted to be a part of it."
As the leading pan-European professional print trade organisation, Intergraf has achieved notable success in its long-term work devoted to sustainability. This includes the development of key steps in the formulation of a carbon calculator that helps print businesses to measure and gauge their carbon output.
Frazer Chesterman, Director, EcoPrint said: "Since the launch of EcoPrint in October 2011 we have been pleased at the level of interest in the show from across the entire print spectrum. The issue of sustainability is not confined to any one part of the print industry and Intergraf's support is exciting given its respected place in the commercial print sector. EcoPrint 2012 will mark the formation of a new community focussed on the biggest single issue facing the industry today, that of sustainability - both ecologically and economically."
Intergraf represents 23 national printing federations in 20 countries in Europe. It promotes and protects the interests of print and related industries by working with the European Institutions to enhance the sector's competitiveness through lobbying, informing and networking.
EcoPrint 2012 will feature seminars, debates, discussions and advice for print businesses, creative agencies, marketeers and print buyers who are keen to successfully adopt a sustainable strategy. It will be the first exhibition devoted to driving forward the print industry's definition of sustainable products and services for print production. EcoPrint 2012 will focus on applications and the business of sustainability, in a unique format unlike the traditional print trade show model.