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  • Writer's pictureBarbara Cobas

Sustainable Cruise Printing: The Eco-Friendly Ink Revolution - Latex vs Solvent

Updated: Sep 7, 2023


Sustainable Cruise Printing

In the ever-evolving landscape of the printing industry, the choice of ink can have far-reaching consequences, not only for the quality of the final product but also for the environment and, crucially, the safety of your guests. Especially for the hospitality and cruise industries. Hola Ink proudly leads the charge in adopting sustainable printing practices by prioritizing the use of eco-friendly latex inks over traditional solvent inks, so we wanted to share some of the facts. We believe sustainable cruise printing must be the way of the future.


Latex Inks: A Breath of Fresh Air


In a world where the well-being of both our planet and your guests matters, the distinction between latex and solvent inks becomes pivotal. Solvent inks, characterized by their pungent and toxic fumes, are a relic of the past, posing serious health risks in guest-facing environments. You've likely encountered the discomforting odor of solvent inks in many print shops – a telltale sign of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in these inks.


On the contrary, latex inks offer a breath of fresh air, quite literally. These eco-conscious inks are free from VOCs, making them not only environmentally responsible but also safe for indoor use. Imagine the peace of mind knowing that your printed materials, whether displayed in hotels, hospitals, or children's facilities, contain no harmful emissions. At Hola Ink, we prioritize your guests' comfort and safety by exclusively using latex inks in our facility.


The Cost of Eco-Friendly Inks


Historically, one deterrent to adopting latex inks was their higher price tag, stemming from the advanced technology required for their production. However, the tides are turning. Recent data from PrintTech Insights indicates a steady decrease in the cost of latex inks. This trend is a testament to the growing market demand for sustainable solutions, making latex inks an increasingly competitive choice. While solvent inks may still appear cost-effective in some scenarios, the benefits of latex inks – reduced environmental impact and improved safety – are now making them a cost-efficient and eco-conscious alternative.


Join the Eco-Friendly Ink Movement


Choosing eco-friendly inks isn't merely a trend; it's a strategic decision for a more sustainable and safer future. At Hola Ink, we invite you to join us in this movement toward responsible printing. Together, we can preserve the planet, prioritize guest safety, and create print materials that leave a positive mark on both the environment and your audience.


Contact us to explore the advantages of latex inks and embark on a journey toward a sustainable and safe printing future with Hola Ink.




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