A commitment to more sustainable signage

Whether you’re concerned about regulations, becoming more green-sensitive, or you care about the environment, you may be interested in why Kingston Media Group, Inc. has the environmental advantages of HP Latex against eco-solvent & solvent print technology. As part of one of the most sustainable companies in the world, HP Latex continues to lead the change in sustainable signage printing.

Kingston Media Group, Inc, believes printers designed to minimize the environmental impact of printing through manufacturing, use, and disposal to developing and sourcing sustainable substrates, HP is designing end-to-end sustainability into large-format signage printing.

BETTER for printing companies and print operators


A prominent, voluntary certification issued by UL Environment and recognized worldwide. ECOLOGO® Certification to UL 2801 demonstrates that an ink meets a range of multi-attribute, lifecycle based criteria related to human health and environmental considerations. The standard criteria include testing for heavy metals content and solvents, requirements for low VOC content levels, as well as product recyclability. HP is the only large-format digital printing manufacturer to earn ECOLOGO® Certification for latex printing as of January, 2016.


Oth eco-labels:

Japan Eco Mark

Products certified by the Eco Mark O ice of Japan Environment Association, as compared to similar products, demonstrate reduced environmental impacts. Applicable to select HP Latex ink cartridges

Better for the end-customer, enabling more differentiation

Deliver more applications and differentiate your business with odorless prints—ideal for sensitive indoor environments like schools and hospitals—that go where solvent and UV-curable can’t.

Primary eco-labels:


A prominent, voluntary certification issued by UL Environment and recognized worldwide. UL GREENGUARD GOLD Certification to UL 2818 demonstrates that products are certified to UL GREENGUARD standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage. The UL GREENGUARD GOLD Certification indicates that products—including inks, printed substrates, and the combination of both for indoor applications—contribute to healthier indoor environments by minimizing potential exposure to airborne chemicals. Different applications are certified by UL GREENGUARD GOLD, ranging from small indoor signage to full wall coverings. HP Latex Technology is certified to the maximum level which includes wall covering applications.


ECO PASSPORT is an independent certification system for textile chemicals, colorants and auxiliaries from OEKO-TEX® Confidence on Textiles. It consists of a two-step verification procedure that analyzes if the compounds and each ingredient meet specific criteria for sustainability, safety, and regulatory compliance.
ECO PASSPORT pre-qualifies the chemicals for developing finished articles that comply with Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, therefore contributing to high and effective product safety from a consumer’s point of view.

Other eco-labels

Emissions dans l’air interieur

Mandatory labeling for decoration products in France. Provides a statement on the level of emission of volatile substances in indoor air posing health risks if inhaled—on a scale from A+ (very low-emission) to C (high-emission). Wall decorations printed with HP Latex Inks and HP PVC-free Wall Paper are rated A+ according to Émissions dans l’air intérieur.


AgBB is a health-related evaluation of building products in Germany. Prints produced with HP Latex Inks on HP PVC-free Wall Paper meet AgBB criteria for health-related evaluation of VOC emissions of indoor building products.


USGBC‘s LEED program (United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Based on low chemical emissions confirmed by UL GREENGUARD GOLD Certification, prints produced on HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper using HP Latex Inks enable LEED credits in the low emitting category.

Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership certi cation

The Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership is the leading comprehensive sustainability certifier of print facilities. SGP advocates best practices and innovation among print community stakeholders, aligning the printing industry and its customers in the pursuit of a more accountable, sustainable supply chain. Helps communicate your sustainable printing efforts, to create new business opportunities.

HP Ecosolutions Trained Printing Company Program

The HP Ecosolutions Trained Printing Company Program for HP Latex Printing Technology users provides convenient web-based training to help PSPs gain knowledge and provide value to the growing number of clients looking for graphics solutions with reduced environmental impact


BETTER for the Environment

From printers designed to minimize the environmental impact of printing through manufacturing, use, and disposal to developing and sourcing sustainable substrates, HP is designing end-to-end sustainability into large-format signage printing.

HP Latex printers, primary eco-labels:


A voluntary United States (US) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that certi es products for superior energy efficiency. The mark is broadly recognized, and furthermore, products sold to governments in the US, Taiwan, the EU, Australia/ New Zealand, and Japan must be ENERGY STAR® certified. Select HP Latex printers are ENERGY STAR® certified.

EPEAT Bronze

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) is a voluntary certification that provides a comprehensive environmental rating that helps identify “greener” electronic components. Qualified products meet rigorous criteria across the complete product lifecycle—from materials restriction to packaging and air quality—in addition to the latest ENERGY STAR® standard. EPEAT registered where applicable and/or supported. Select HP Latex printers are EPEAT Bronze registered. See epeat.net for registration status and rating by country.

Product Return and Recycling Program

HP is committed to helping our customers recycle responsibly by providing many free and convenient ways to return and recycle used original HP ink cartridges, printheads,and HP large format printing materials. Program availability varies. See hp.com/recycle for details.

HP Latex printers, other eco-labels:

CE marking

Indicates a product’s compliance with European Union (EU) legislation, satisfying applicable legislative requirements and enabling products to be sold throughout the European Economic Area (EEA). Criteria include RoHS, WEEE, REACH, and other environmental directives applicable to the printer and the printing materials.

For substrates, primary eco-labels:

Recyclable Prints

The overall attribute of recyclability is a function of many factors that vary in relevance depending on the printed application (including media substrate) and the typical recycling process. HP Latex Inks have been designed with recyclability in mind, by avoiding heavy metals or other toxic components in the inks and HP large format substrates, and this requirement has been met for all HP Latex Inks and for speci c HP large format printing materials.

PVC free

PVC-free printing materials compatible with HP Latex Technology, such as HP PVC-free Wall Paper and HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper,14 are easier to dispose of and recycle than most PVC-based substrates, providing a more environmentally conscious alternative. For PVC-free substrates and alternatives to PVC substrates compatible with HP Latex Technology, see HP Media Locator

FSC® – Certified Papers

The HP large format printing materials portfolio includes a wide range of FSC®-certified papers.15 These papers carry the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Mix label, signifying that these media support the development of responsible forest management worldwide. FSC® Chain of Custody certification enables PSPs to promote finished prints as FSC® certified, allowing consumers to identify and choose products that support the development of responsible forest management worldwide. PSPs must seek certifications directly with FSC


(Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from risks that can be posed by chemicals. Select HP large format printing materials are REACH compliant. As required by REACH, HP makes a declaration regarding substances in HP large format printing materials listed as SVHC (155) per Annex XIV of the EU REACH directive published as of June 16, 2014 in concentrations exceeding 0.1%. To determine the status of SVHC in HP products, see the HP REACH Declaration published at HP Printing Products and Consumables Supplies

For more details, visit hp.com/go/environment