The parent company of The Cayman Islands Journal is also concerned about the environment and has taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint.
Cayman Free Press has installed a computer to plate production line for its newspaper operations to achieve and maintain the most environmentally friendly production process.
For the past 45 years newspapers have produced printing plates for their presses using film and aluminium. This film has a silver halide present in its emulsion and coupled with the plates, the process renders chemicals that can pose a danger to the environment.
The introduction of this technology and new equipment has eliminated the use of film and the aggressive chemicals traditionally associated with the procedure.
Cayman Free Press Managing Director Brian Uzzell explained, ‘The installation of this plate making equipment is just part of the company’s continuing investment in all areas of its business.’
Mr. Uzzell said the undertaking “further demonstrates CFP’s commitment to doing its part to help the environment in Cayman and will challenge the new government to commit to improving the situation that now exists.”
By cutting out all the intermediaries, for example in terms of film and chemicals, this is better for the environment and more cost-effective.
CFP also uses soy-based ink for all of its products and all of its coated stocks of paper, which are used in magazine and commercial print production, are woodfree.