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Printed With Water-Base Ink

This Printed With Water-Based Ink logo is available for use by our customers. Please contact us for more information.

Engrave For The EnvironmentInternational Engraved Graphics Association

Please visit the International Engraved Graphics Association (IEGA) for more information about the engraving process or to find an engraver that uses Buzz Sales Company’s Green Inks.

Water-Based Engraving Inks by Buzz

As a manufacturer of 100% water-based inks, Buzz Sales Company understands and embraces the concerns about protecting the earth’s environment. Our inks are among the most environmentally sensitive and as a company that is environmentally conscious and concerned, we are continually striving to be as neutral as possible in our effect on the planet. We are always seeking to develop new products and procedures within our organization to help to significantly reduce or eliminate any negative impact we have on nature.

Water-based Engraving Inks by Buzz are a breed apart from most all other inks for printing, even soy-based inks. Since 1959 our inks have played an integral role in making Engraving the most environmentally friendly of all printing processes. We have pioneered the use of environmentally-preferable solutions in our industry and we are putting our green ideas to work:

  • For over 45 years, we have manufactured only water-based,
    solvent-free inks.
  • Our inks are Very Low-VOC or VOC-Free, non-toxic and non-polluting.
  • Our manufacturing processes have been designed to virtually eliminate all production waste.
  • Our water effluent has been approved as non-toxic and non-polluting and is monitored by the City of Crystal Lake Wastewater Department to ensure that we remain compliant with current or any new regulations or standards.
  • We have implemented new, energy efficient methods in our plant and equipment.
  • All interior lighting is fluorescent. Exterior lighting is limited and switched by photo cell.
  • Large volume liquid raw materials are received in bulk and stored in reusable containers.
  • All incoming corrugated cartons and packing materials are either reused or recycled.
  • All of our ink products are packaged in reusable, recyclable plastic containers.
  • All of our products that require cartons are shipped in recyclable corrugated cartons.
  • We match color using a computerized matching system that significantly reduces waste during the color development process. This system is also available at no cost to our customers for on-site color matching.
  • Our facility actively recycles paper, corrugated, metals, glass and plastic.
  • All obsolete and non-usable office electronics are recycled and all expended copier and printer cartridges are returned to their respective manufacturers for recycling.
  • We deliberately keep our manufacturing facility warmer in the summer and cooler in the winter and utilize 24/7 programmed temperature management.
  • Currently in development, our New Age™ Intaglio Imager is a computer-to-plate laser engraver that will make the engraving process completely green.

Solvent-based inks, used in most all other forms of printing, contain inherently high levels of VOCs, which are linked to ozone depletion and air pollution. They also create problems in the de-inking processes used to recycle printed paper. Water-based engraving inks are relatively easy to de-ink.

Environmental concerns about printing don’t end with just the choice of paper. Having your identity materials engraved is the best choice to be the most environmentally sound. Specifying water-based inks by Buzz further affirms that choice and your commitment to a greener world.