How MediaCo achieved its sustainability goals with HP printers

May 10, 2022

Manchester-based graphics and fabric printing specialist, Media Co Ltd, has pledged its commitment to sustainability via a new carbon reduction programme powered by HP Latex and HP Stitch print technology.

MediaCo offers a unique range of specialist print services, from wallpapers to racing car livery wraps, working with a wide range of market sectors to produce contemporary exhibition and interior display graphics, sports and live event branding and out-of-home advertising displays. MediaCo is the UK’s first TS62 accredited building wraps producer and installer. TS62 is an industry recognised certification that deems a printed product as being safe to externally cover a building or scaffolding. These include printed building wraps which are flame retardant and environmentally friendly.

In response to growing demand, the company recently launched ‘MediaCo-Ecosure’, its customer-focused sustainability programme concerned with providing counsel on the most up-to-date range of eco-complaint materials. Additionally, customers can review their waste recycling requirements. Full colour, eco-complaint samples are distributed in an informative display box, with the company’s sustainability cycle printed on the inside.

The MediaCo-EcoSure programme was created to provide customers or prospects access to the most-up-to date sustainable material choices and provide transparency in our approach to sustainability. Sustainability is a complex area and we felt it important, as a leading producer, to focus on ‘post printed materials’, which are presented in our new samples pack.”

Stephen Arthur, Group Operations Director at MediaCo

MediaCo keeps detailed records of manufacturing data to assist with waste reduction, improvement of productivity and most importantly, to help customers embrace an ‘environment first’ philosophy, which has steered the company’s investment in its ultra-modern production operation. Since 2008, MediaCo has reduced 100% solvent ink use to 5%, with UV inks accounting for 50% usage and water-based for 45%. In the last two years, MediaCo has purchased two HP Latex 3600 printers from Papergraphics and one HP Stitch S1000 printer from RA Smart, with a second HP Stitch S1000 device now being considered.

"The two Latex printers offer excellent sustainability benefits as both machines run on water-based inks which have a significantly lower impact on the environment compared with other ink types. The HP Latex 3600 printers are also very competitive when it comes to initial capital investment on ongoing running costs. All machines are fully integrated within our busy 24hr production operation producing top class display graphics for self-adhesive vehicle wraps, full colour digital wallpapers, window graphics, full colour fabrics and an array of high-quality display collateral.

“The HP Latex machines have been put to work on some astounding projects. We took a strategic decision to add HP water-based printers to our production capabilities which now totals three machines – a trend we see continuing as the print quality and reliability of the machines is excellent and they align perfectly with our sustainability strategy.

"Our enthusiasm and commitment to sustainability has been continuous over 15 years. We have at all times monitored and considered global and national environmental initiatives, EU REACH, ISO 14001 standards and recommendations resulting from Carbon Trust site report".

MediaCo was first ISO 14001 accredited in 2008 and invited the Carbon Trust to complete a site visit in 2015 and have since acted on their recommendations. In 2021 the company also commenced carbon offsetting, certified under the Make it Wild carbon offset programme and have recently completed the world leading ECOVARDIS sustainability questionnaire.

MediaCo also operates two of the UK’s only 5m wide dye-sublimation printers providing seamless prints up to 5.0m wide by almost any length, removing the need for seams and risk of poor image registration or puckering when sewn. Another advantage of dye-sublimation fabrics is they do not need to be rolled. Instead, they are folded, reducing weight and distribution costs whilst delivering exceptional print quality and creaseless display graphics.

MediaCo is a great example of how shrewd investment in industrial technology, such as the HP Latex and Stitch range, can enable growth opportunities for years to come. HP's printing technology is at the forefront of the sustainability reform within the print and textile industry. Businesses investing in HP printing solutions are unlocking their organisation's wider sustainability credentials and contributing to a greener, more efficient, future.”

Jane Rixon, HP's Large Format Production Business Development Manager

Share or Email this content
Graphic Display World

Email us your news, PR, case studies to [email protected]

Latest from Graphic Display World

Roland DG (UK) Ltd - VersaUV Double Your Profits
FESPA Global Expo 2022 Opens In... May 31, 2022 10:00 am 12
The Print Show 2022 Opens In... September 20, 2022 10:00 am 124
PRINTING United Expo 2022 Opens In... October 19, 2022 10:00 am 153
Sign & Digital UK 2023 Opens In... March 21, 2023 10:00 am 306
Your 300 x 300 Banner Here
drupa 2024 Opens In... May 28, 2024 10:00 am 740

The UK's coolest wide format printing trade press website specialising in providing punchy and concise up-to-the-minute news, views and industry opinions ...

Latest News

Top-Tier technology, trust, and true partnership: the making of a successful collaboration for Inca and SMP Group

Top-Tier technology, trus…

May 18, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Fujifilm launches Activ Hybrid LED UV retrofit system

Fujifilm launches Activ H…

May 18, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Durst announces expert line-up for Packaging Innovations & Empack show

Durst announces expert li…

May 18, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Steve Weber reflects on 30 years in business as Minuteman Press Franchise owner

Steve Weber reflects on 3…

May 18, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Land Rover brings Nature to London for Mental Health Awareness Week

Land Rover brings Nature …

May 17, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Featured News

Agfa-Gevaert to acquire Inca Digital Printers, taking a significant step in its digital printing business

Agfa-Gevaert to acquire I…

Apr 20, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Phototex is sustainable solution for wall decorations

Phototex is sustainable s…

Apr 19, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Type One Style gains versatility and economy with the VersaUV LEC2-330 printer

Type One Style gains vers…

Feb 23, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Arrival of Bürkle LFC 2100 liquid laminator enhances Studio One’s in-house finishing capabilities

Arrival of Bürkle LFC 210…

Feb 22, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Sir David Attenborough surprises commuters by turning Piccadilly Circus ‘Green’

Sir David Attenborough su…

Feb 14, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Features/Applications

Top-Tier technology, trust, and true partnership: the making of a successful collaboration for Inca and SMP Group

Top-Tier technology, trus…

May 18, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Turner Signs serves up a tasty treat with Drytac Polar Street FX

Turner Signs serves up a …

May 12, 2022 Rate: 0.00

How MediaCo achieved its sustainability goals with HP printers

How MediaCo achieved its …

May 10, 2022 Rate: 0.00

MacroArt’s stunning graphics prove there is such a thing as a Gruffalo!

MacroArt’s stunning graph…

May 06, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Novograf uses Soyang Bild Ceramic vinyl to produce duo of stylish applications

Novograf uses Soyang Bild…

May 03, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Your 1100 x 100 Banner Here

SEARCH