Agfa has announced that its Anuvia 1250 and 1551 inks, and its Anapurna 1200 and 1501 UV LED inkjet inks for sign and display printing, have earned Greenguard Gold certification in recognition of their environmental friendliness. The coveted certification is granted to products that meet some of the world’s most rigorous chemical emissions standards, helping to reduce indoor air pollution as well as the risk of chemical exposure. The Greenguard Gold standard includes health-based criteria for more than 360 VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and also requires lower total VOC emission levels to ensure that the products are acceptable for use in sensitive indoor environments – such as schools and healthcare facilities. Agfa’s Anuvia 1250 and 1551, as well as the Anapurna 1200 and 1501 inkjet ink sets obtained the highest level within the Greenguard Gold Certification – which means that they’re safe to be used for prints that cover all walls of a room – not just as signage or partial wall decoration.
“Obtaining the Greenguard Gold Certification for our wide-format UV LED inkjet inks underlines our commitment to offer printing systems that are safe and environmentally friendly,” said Sarah Lafleur, Agfa Application Product Manager, Inkjet Ink. “Print businesses investing in an Anapurna or Jeti wide-format printer from Agfa enjoy both operator safety and the opportunity to generate additional business – as they can meet their customers’ requests for a certified solution for wall-finish applications.”