Epson partnered G3S at FESPA this year, to exclusively highlight the qualities of biodegradable and recyclable BioMedia PET plastic materials developed by G3S for display and POS graphics. The Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 inkjet machine printed a range of display graphics on BioMedia using eco-solvent type inks.
G3S's BioMedia is available in a range of thicknesses and includes a new coated version for higher image quality. It is compatible with all Epson Stylus Pro aqueous and eco-solvent wide format inkjet printers and was demonstrated for the first time at the show. The material incorporates a micro-organism which, in dark and moist conditions, cuts through the polymer chain, accelerating the breakdown of the product so that it biodegrades within 2-5 years. It is these environmental credentials that has led BioMedia to be used by the British Airports Authority and World Duty Free for many advertising campaigns throughout UK airports. The 64in wide Stylus Pro GS6000 uses Epson UltraChrome GS ink, the first Epson solvent type eight colour inkset, which gives a wide colour gamut and is UV and water resistant. The eco-solvent type ink is not hazardous and, as a result, the printer does not require ventilation. Producing Images at 1440 x1440 dpi resolution, the photo realistic quality of the Stylus Pro GS6000 gives excellent results across a wide variety of display, signage and POS applications. "BioMedia is an exciting innovation in biodegradable and recyclable media," says Frans Craandijk, Product Manager, LFP Supplies, Epson Europe. "Its high quality and environmental properties promise a successful future and we are delighted to have showcased this range using our high quality Stylus Pro printers at FESPA." BioMedia is available from Epson distributors.