Six ways ADMIRAL is better for our planet
- Admiral iD software automatically and optimally layouts out the print of designs on sublimation paper to and sets the accurate use of inks from the printers to keep material wastage as low as possible. Admiral iD continuously optimizes production and minimizes the amount of waste.
- Our water-based inks have a lower the impact on the environment they offer increased productivity, while reducing waste.
- The Sublimation paper that we use in our own factory and sell to other factories (Felix Schoeller) is the best quality available in the market. This sustainable paper has the seal of approval for wood and pulp procurement from the FSC ® (Forest Stewardship Council).
- The Digital sublimation paper we use has a microporous coating for fastest sublimation. Extremely fast drying and short transfer times. With excellent line sharpness, our sublimation paper provides outstanding results. Because of the speed of our printers and reduced drying time we use less electricity in the manufacturing process.
- Recycled fabrics; Recycled polyester (rPES) is a synthetic fiber based on waste, such as plastic bottles and used garments. The raw material is reprocessed and spun into fibers. Using recycled polyester has many benefits over virgin polyester. It helps us to reduce our dependency on non-renewable petroleum and decreases our carbon impact when compared to conventional polyester. Polyester is the most used material in Admiral products, and using more recycled polyester is one way we seek to improve our environmental footprint while still making high-performance products. We aim to replace all virgin polyester with our new recycled polyester fabric that is 92% re-cycled polyester and 8% spandex. This fabric offers great stretch, is soft and very comfortable whilst being great for the environment.
- Our short-run production 'print on demand' approach on digital print equipment leads to a more rapid response. Instead of shipping mass-produced orders from Asia across the globe, we’re bringing more production back to North America, where digital printing allows for quicker supply with less waste and less transport (reducing our carbon footprint).