Design, Inc. has taken the initiative and grown into an environmentally
friendly corporation by taking significant steps in their production
of print products.
Vast Design, Inc. is now using soy-oil
based inks instead of traditional petroleum-based ink. Also known
as vegetable-oil ink, soy ink is a great advancement in the print
industry. Soy ink is a safe and environmentally friendly ink because
of its simple compound compared to petroleum–based ink. Using
a simple process to make the ink, it consumes very little energy
and makes it very efficient. Soy ink has many great advantages;
one is its distinguishable clearness which allows for brighter colored
ink, which petroleum-based ink do not allow because of its darker
content. Thus soy inks are popular for their vibrant colors. Soy
ink can also be easily removed from paper, which is helpful in paper
recycling, as it is quicker to process the paper. As the print industry
evolves, soy ink becomes an increasingly popular alternative.
Using unique Aqueous and UV coatings,
Vast Design has shifted yet another critical step in producing environmentally
friendly print products. The coatings which consist of very low
to zero traces of volatile organic compounds (VOC) reduce harmful
components that damage the atmosphere and the surrounding environments.
Impregnated washing systems are used for press rollers and blankets
which consist of minute traces of VOCs. Fountain solutions are free
of or use reduced VOC solutions. Vast Design, on the constant lookout
for safer and more environmentally friendly press room products,
recycles all solutions and removes hazardous waste from their facilities,
preventing it from getting into the natural environment. Vast Design
production facilities are all alcohol-free environments using only
alcohol substitutes as well. Continued development in press room
products assures only the safest solutions will be used in Vast
An essential ingredient in the print
industry is paper. Vast Design utilizes paper that is produced specifically
for paper-making and is not produced from illegally deforested trees.
As the environment needs us more and
more, Vast Design, Inc. will continue to use the safest and least
polluting materials in producing printed products.
If you have any questions, feel free
to contact us.
Call (919) 553-3311 or fill out the form here.