PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) September 9, 2008
DPDA members currently include HP, InfoPrint Solutions Company, Kodak's Graphic Communications Group, and Océ N.V. Technical representatives from each company have been meeting regularly to define the objectives and scope for needed research. DPDA-sponsored studies will be focused on the de-inking of inkjet prints, but will also examine that focus in the context of de-inking of other print technologies.
Many paper recyclers are successfully using digitally printed papers in their process today, but there is a need for industry standards worldwide, as well as a need for test methods to compare recycling efficiency between different print technologies and recycling processes. The DPDA was founded to sponsor focused, objective research to identify printer, paper, or chemical additive solutions (or a combination thereof), ensuring de-inking/recycling approaches that are cost-effective and practical and that enhance industry sustainability practices. The DPDA is committed to actively engaging all relevant parties: paper manufacturers, paper recyclers, de-inking chemical and equipment manufacturers, and researchers, worldwide.
The Digital Print De-inking Alliance was founded in 2008 to assess and support research on inkjet print compatibility with de-inking and paper recycling processes. DPDA members currently include four leading manufacturers of high-volume digital printing presses: HP, InfoPrint Solutions Company, Kodak's Graphic Communications Group, and Océ N.V.