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Digital press toner
Konica Minolta printer toner employed in digital printing is Simitri HD polymerised toner. Simitri HD has a significantly lower environmental impact during its production, use and recycling than conventional pulverised toner. The toner requires a lower fusing temperature and thus reduces energy consumption.
No inks are used in the digital print process.
100% of toner cartridges and bottles are recycled. All toner is non-toxic and non-hazardous.
Konica Minolta adopted IH technology to design an energy-efficient fusing unit. With conventional heating the standby temperature must be kept high to ensure a short warm-up period to the required fusing temperature. This consumes a significant amount of energy in standby mode. Heating the fusing unit by applying induction heating remarkably reduces energy consumption. The required temperature is reached much faster and can be controlled precisely, resulting in minimised energy loss.
Offset press inks
Where possible, Minuteman Press use their electric bicycle fleet for local Bristol deliveries (non-electric bicycle deliveries since 2008), in an effort to cut down carbon emissions, reduce pollution and improve air quality. Minuteman were multiple winners of the combined (North Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North-East Somerset Big Commuting Challenge.
Peter Wise is responsible for environmental strategy at Minuteman Press. The environment and sustainability is of special interest to Peter’s background.