South African Printer Recognised In Kodak SONORA Plate Green Leaf Awards


Since Kodak’s launch of the SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award programme in 2013, the number of award applications has grown alongside the industry’s embrace of sustainable solutions. The 2019 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award programme recognises more than one winner per region, reflecting increased geographic diversity in the applications. South Africa’s BusinessPrint was among the winners in the 2019 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award programme.

Kodak awarded 52 printers from around the world, a record number, with the 2019 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award. The programme, now in its seventh year, celebrates printers who are leaders in adopting sustainable practices that benefit the environment, their business and their customers.

In addition to integrating KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates into their operations, each of the 52 companies demonstrated an ongoing commitment to investing in sustainable business practices. The winners were judged on a range of criteria by Kodak’s Health Safety and Environmental team, with special recognition going to the top-scoring printers from each region, which include: Business Print (South Africa); Advance Press (Australia); Drukkerij de Bij (Netherlands); Gemini Print (UK); Zühal Ofset (Turkey); Cartocor (Argentina); Primex Printers (Philippines); Tweddle Group (U.S.). A complete list can be found here.

‘Those recognised in this year’s SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award exemplify the tremendous dedication it takes to run a high-performance print operation,’ said Robert Price, General Manager, Plate Business, Eastman Kodak Company. In an increasingly competitive and complex industry, more and more printers are adopting sustainable business processes. They understand it can deliver real bottom-line impact to their business, from improved efficiencies to their print operation to increased profitability of their entire business.’

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