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Mimaki: Going Green with a bluesign® Certification

Going Green with a bluesign® Certification

How green certifications play a key role in reducing your business’ environmental impact

Mustafa Okanovic, Senior Product Specialist, Mimaki Europe

Despite a growing commitment to sustainability, the textile industry remains one of the most polluted sectors globally. The extensive use of chemicals, water, and energy in textile manufacturing processes contributes significantly to pollution, waste, and carbon emissions. However, amidst these challenges, adopting green certifications has emerged as a crucial strategy for driving positive change.

Green certifications provide a framework for assessing and verifying environmental performance, encouraging companies to adhere to stringent sustainability standards. By obtaining reputable eco and sustainable certifications, companies active in the textile industry can demonstrate their commitment to reducing environmental impact, promoting transparency, and ensuring the welfare of workers throughout the supply chain.

As part of a long-term strategy that sees the company committed to improving its sustainable footprint, Mimaki has recently achieved bluesign® approval for its dye-sublimation inks. This marks another milestone for the company, positioning Mimaki at the forefront of sustainable textile printing and enabling it to provide customers with a responsible choice, without compromising quality or performance.

Becoming planet-certified

bluesign is the most stringent sustainability certification in the textile industry. It goes beyond simply regulating harmful substances; it evaluates the entire production chain, from raw materials to finished products, ensuring responsible use of resources, minimal environmental impact, and worker safety.

Achieving the bluesign approval positions Mimaki at the forefront of sustainable textile printing, and also validates the company’s long-term sustainability approach. Additionally, Mimaki’s bluesign-approved dye sublimation inks meet the most stringent chemical management standards (ZDHC Level 3) for textiles. Being recognized within the ZDHC Chemicals to Zero Framework is also a testament to Mimaki’s strong commitment to sustainable development and careful management of chemicals.


So, what are the benefits for the textile industry of using Mimaki’s bluesign-approved dye- sublimation inks?

A bluesign for a green future

To conclude, green certifications play a pivotal role in catalyzing the transformation of the textile industry towards a more sustainable and responsible future. Choosing Mimaki’s bluesign-approved inks is a trusted way of getting your sustainability goals on track. As a company that highly values sustainability, this approval represents a significant milestone in efforts to enhance the green performance of printing companies and ultimately help create a more sustainable textile printing industry.

About Mimaki USA

Mimaki is an innovator and pioneer in the development of digital printing and cutting products worldwide. The company engineers and manufactures a complete line of digital printers and cutters and offers a total workflow solution for the many applications found in the Sign & Graphics, Textile & Apparel, Industrial Printing, and 3D markets. In 2024, Mimaki USA celebrates 25 years of service to print service providers in the Americas. It is an operating entity of Mimaki Engineering of Japan. For more information, visit or Facebook, X, LinkedIn and Instagram @MimakiUSA.