Green printing – the Arnold printing plant shows how it works


The Arnold printing plant in Grossbeeren near Berlin presented impressive figures to its customers at two ecology days:

use of the environmentally friendly PURe printing ink enables annual savings of 135,000 liters of water, 2,000 liters of chemicals and 4,500 kilowatt hours of energy thanks to the use of processless printing plates – as well as up to 175 tons less of CO2 emissions a year thanks to a photovoltaic system on the roof of the company building.

As a representative of Muller Martini, I had the pleasure of experiencing this successful event live.

“Digital is no more sustainable than print – on the contrary: the myth that digital is per se more ecological than print is untenable!” This was the tenor of a widely acclaimed paper drafted by the renowned Austrian journalist Knud Wassermann MULLER MARTINI BLOGS six weeks ago.

What sustainability means in practice in the pressroom (but also in finishing) was demonstrated by the German ARNOLD PRINTING PLANT in an impressive way at their ecology days. On the one hand, the innovative family-owned business in Grossbeeren near Berlin used its 30th anniversary, to celebrate the milestone birthday with its customers. At the same time, it also gave live print demonstrations and presentations to prove that green printing is reality and not just a show – in keeping with the motto: Do good and talk about it.