Sustainable Green Printing Partnership announces criteria; New event concentrates on digital printing and processes


The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership announces criteria
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP Partnership) recently revealed its criteria on becoming a sustainable, green printer at the National Environmental Healthand Safety Conference (NEHS), held March 16-18, in Indianapolis. Announced at the NEHS Conference general session, the criteria will guide printers as they work toward creating more sustainable practices. Printers who meet these requirements and are verified will be listed on the SGP Partnership registry website (, which can be used as a resource for print buyers.

There will be two categories of registration-Candidate Pending Verification (CPV) and SGP Printer. The CPV category will give a facility a 12-month timeframe in which to meet all criteria for becoming an SGP Printer. Facilities that already meet the criteria for being an SGP Printer may bypass the CPV category and apply for recognition under that category. Among other requirements, SGP Printers will have to complete an annual progress report and will be subjected to periodic verification by an accredited third party.Sustainability encompasses more than just environmental issues. As a result, the criteria are based on all three key elements of sustainability-people, planet and profits.

New event concentrates on digital printing and processes
Tarsus Group, organizer of Labelexpo and Label Summits worldwide events, has announced the launch of the Global Digital Label Summit. The first eventwill take place on March 23-24, 2009, in Barcelona, Spain. The Summit’s creation follows the internal assessment of the printing and label industry’s needs and theinundation of requests to Labelexpo organizers to provide a forum where the present and future of the digital processes can be discussed. Having recognized the fact that the industry is developing to provide new solutions and applications that cannot be answered anymore by conventional printing alone, the Labelexpo Global team aims to bring experts from multiple fields-technology developers, suppliers, printers and end-users-to share their knowledge and achievements at one event. To this end, the Summit willfocus on everything that digital processes incorporate, from pre-press to the full scale implementation of the digital workflow. Conception, consulting, creation, workflowmanagement, MIS, media production, CRM, logistics and more-all of these go hand in hand when taking full advantage of the digital printing potential.

Taking its lead from other Label Summits, the Global Digital Label Summit will have a strong educational element with a table-top exhibition and conference. The conference will have case studies on digital processes from industry leaders; it will explore newtechnology and applications for digital printing of labels, tickets/tags and flexible packaging; and it will also assess opportunities for combination printing. End-users willbe invited to talk about their digital requirements and expectations for the future developments.
Global Digital Label Summit