I am always on the look out for companies that offer responsible and unique products for the visual industry.Photographers, museums, galleries are just a few of the potential users of Ecolab. As always Filmlesscafe doesn’t promote services for a profit, although we don’t mind a contribution here and there to cover all our costs.. We do promote what strikes us as a service to our readers to further make photography a medium that is responsible for our senses, creativity, and healing power. Filmlesscafe is on a crusade to offer a holistic approach to photography and for well being and health. I guess we had our Aha moment.
Here is Rick’s message. Please direct to the website for more information and post your ideas here. O yes mention to Rick that Manny sent you along to be inspired.
As someone who loves to create images, one long-ago picture now stands out clearly in my mind. A little girl sits at an outside table with her friends at school lunch time as officials spray the children with DDT. They thought it was harmless and that it killed influenza. True. How foolish we can be! That girl of so long ago was my wife of 27 years. She passed away from environmentally related breast cancer in 2010. My time spent as a caregiver got me thinking a lot more about the environmental implications of many of the things I am passionate about – especially photography, printmaking and other forms of imaging and art. An idea soon emerged along with my own small quest to make it real. I asked myself, “When I get back to work, what would I really love to do?” Life is indeed too short to do otherwise.
The answer turned out to be ecovisuallab.com, the world’s first company to offer exclusively green, healthy prints, interior décor art and photography reproduction plus personalized advice to businesses, healthcare facilities and the hospitality industry on improving their environmental/health impact. EcoVisualLab.com is the world’s first virtually 100% green custom “lab.”
We print archival, museum-quality prints on matte and semi-gloss papers made from 100% reclaimed cotton fibers from cottonseed oil manufacturers (food grade) with water-based pigmented inks that have no VOCs! We also consult to develop and market new green imaging solutions for photographers, artists, galleries, museums and businesses. EcoVisualLab’s custom prints are ecologically sound, sustainable and recyclable. Prints on our premium papers are museum quality, archival and free of acids, chlorine and optical brighteners. We are always competitively priced with other custom labs and affordable for any professional or prosumer photographer. Significant discounts are available for quantity prints, non-profits and other green/worthwhile causes.
EcoVisualLab.com’s imaging products include:
- Museum quality, archival digital prints made with 100% cotton, acid-free papers and VOC-free inks
- Color or multi-tone b&w
- Matte or semigloss finish
- Matt and gloss eco-coating also available
- Up to 44-inches wide in house
- Canvas printing – Cotton/Poly blend
- Eco mounting, matting, framing, finishing, varnishes, surface and encaustic wax
The labs many services include:
- Large fine art
- Location capture
- Color balance
Framing and Finishing
- Eco frames
- Green matting
- Gallery wraps
- Green mounting
- Eco varnishes
- Encaustic wax
The “lab” in EcoVisualLab also means “laboratory for ideas.” Among our accomplishments are:
- Developed the world’s first virtually 100% green large format lab
- Launched the world’s first 100% recycled snapshot prints
- Developed far healthier, more sustainable indoor images
- Helped hospitals and hospitality facilities create healthier spaces
- Helped companies develop sustainable, high impact interiors
- Shared information with architects, art consultants, art buyers, museums, galleries, photographers and artists in the form of training and presentations
Ecovisuallab has well over 1,000+ large format prints in museums, galleries, hospitality facilities, healthcare facilities and in the homes of collectors. We don’t pretend to know everything there is to know about green image making. In fact, We learn new information every day. Please let us know about the green insights you have. We want to hear from you.