The History of Printing Gets Inked

Share Article launches an infographic dedicated to the history of printing and issues of global warming.

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“We want to spread the word on recycling to help stop the excessive waste related to printing," says Sean Cooney, Managing Director for is launching a Public Service Announcement through the use of its latest infographic. The company, which is an online store with access to over 20,000 electronic and IT based products, wants business leaders and consumers to understand the relationship between printing and the impact it has had on today’s environment. The infographic also timelines the history of printing and covers its progress from Woodblock to 3D.

    “We want to spread the word on recycling to help stop the excessive waste related to printing," says Sean Cooney, Managing Director for “Most people don’t understand the printing industry’s revolutionary history-especially when it comes to its impact on the planet. I am hopeful this graphic, and the accompanying free code, encourages people to think before they print.”

    According to’s infographic, printing with the use of a Lexmark printer could reduce CO2 emissions by up to forty-five percent. The infographic also concisely discusses today’s most common printers for business and home computing purposes. “The infographic is a fun, instructive way of informing consumers about printing’s history. Plus, most people are not completely sure if their ink cartridge is helping or hurting the environment,” continued Cooney. is encouraging people to place the infographic’s free code on their blogs/ websites as a proactive way to spread the word about environment-friendly printing.

    The free infographic code provided by can be accessed by clicking here: The infographic starts by detailing The History of Printing back to the two hundreds. Next, the graphic has an easy-to-read chart comparing the positives and negatives of Dye and Pigment based ink. How A Printer Works: Types of Printer; Types of Cartridge; and Environmental Impact follow with organized facts and helpful illustrations.

About: is an Australian based company that started in 2004. The web-based store provides easy and affordable access to over 20,000 electronic and printing products, such as computer parts, printer consumables, and computer hardware. The company strives to provide customers with excellent service by selling principle brands for significantly less than the leading retailers.


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