of Exapanded Gamut
This thesis will examine the sustainability of expanded gamut printing. Expanded gamut is the practice of printing using seven colours to produce a high range of colours using a standardized ink set. This eliminates the need for a spot colour on press. However, is it sustainable to use more inks on press? Sustainability, as a term, has been expanded to include the social and economic impacts of an idea or innovation. Instead, sustainability is an examination of the economical, environmental, and social aspects. All of the aspects are equally important; if one fails, the rest fails, thus making the idea unsustainable. Something cannot be sustainable if it fails to be economically and socially conscious as well as environmentally sustainable. It was found that the use of expanded gamut printing is indeed sustainable in the print industry. Of course, there are shortfalls, but the benefits outweigh the costs. It is economically viable, more environmentally sustainable than traditional print, but the social aspect is a net neutral.
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