July 23, 2020 – Black pigments in conventional printing inks are usually obtained from industrial carbon black. Beside the consumption of crude oil as a raw material, pollutants are also released during production.
The US company Living Ink offers offset printing inks whose pigments are extracted from algae.
By using Algae Ink for the booklet for the exhibition “Down to Earth“ in the Martin-Gropius-Bau, 10 liters of crude oil could be avoided.
And since the algae bind CO2 instead of emitting the energy balance ist he same as if you had planted two trees. Environmentally friendly printing has many approaches.