Tectonics Eco Friendly, Future Focused Sustainable Manufacturing

High Quality & Sustainable

You care about what materials are being used in your projects, and so do we.

Quality is our number one concern. We believe high quality products and environmental sustainability are part of the same strategy. We’re cognizant of minimizing the negative effects our work has on the environment and the people interacting with our products.


Our inks require no special ventilation, and emit no VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds), which are hazardous airborne chemicals. This means our print operators are not exposed to hazardous materials or air pollutants, and neither is your audience at your place of installation.


Water-based Latex inks provide outdoor durability and versatility across common media types used in sign and display applications. They are high quality, low maintenance, odorless prints. The water-based formulation means:

These latex inks have qualified for certifications that demonstrate they meet some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air.


Our LED inks contain less than .03% volatile organic compounds, are void of heavy metals, and contain up to 50% monomers and oligomers that are naturally derived from renewable resources such as plants and biomass. Unlike conventional oil-based inks, UV printing dries instantly. UV inks are not absorbed into the stock or substrate, but rather remain on top of the sheet providing a more vibrant print and visual effect.

Since UV inks cure instantly when exposed to UV light, drying time is eliminated and no solvents are released or absorbed into the substrate. The UV process releases no VOCs, making it much safer for operators and the environment.1

Our LED inks are also formulated to print direct to a wide range of rigid and flexible media, eliminating the need for a multi-step process or special coatings for the production of rigid applications. The lamps contain no mercury and enjoy low energy usage associated with LED lights. This consumes less power and uses fewer materials.


Our aqueous dye sublimation CMYK inks not only result in vivid colors and crisp graphics, but are a green option. Our special ink formulations contain less water, enabling us to use lighter paper which means faster transfer times using less energy. Plus, they are manufactured to be free of heavy metals.

We also utilize a patented ink-recovery system, which circulates ink through the print heads and puts it back into the primary containers. 95% of internal ink waste is recycled.


Aluminum is the most recyclable of all materials. It can be recycled infinitely and is considered a sustainable metal, meaning it can be recycled again and again with no loss in material or quality.

Depending on the alloy and processing technique used, pound for pound aluminum can be forged to be just as strong if not stronger than some steel.3 Tectonics uses aluminum in our extrusion and snap tube structures, making them completely recyclable. Not only are they 100% recyclable, but they are lightweight while maintaining incredible strength.


We have multiple packaging options depending on the venue and project circumstances, and they are all environmentally friendly.

Custom crated projects not only give you the flexibility to receive projects pre-assembled, but are a green solution. Wood can be reused as building material, recycled into mulch for landscaping or pulp for paper production. Reusing and recycling wood reduces the need to cut down trees and minimizes the waste sent to the landfill.

Corrugated packaging is also a sustainable and clean choice that provides value throughout the supply chain.4 It is lightweight and clean, lowering shipping costs with fewer trucks, less fuel and lower emissions.5 Made predominantly from trees, it is 100% renewable and recyclable.


Our 3 production locations have been strategically placed near the top 4 trade show destination cities.

In 2017, we were within driving distance of over 70% of the top 250 trade shows.7 Being closer to the project’s final destination means we decrease our carbon footprint, as materials and installers don’t need to travel as far or be flown.

Reduced transportation costs for you, reduced CO2 emissions for mother nature.

High Quality, Sustainable Manufacturing.

You don’t have to sacrifice the environment to receive high quality craftsmanship. With Tectonics, you can feel comfortable that our materials and processes have Mother Earth and your end user in mind. Safe, high quality, and eco friendly.

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1. https://www.piworld.com/article/green-printing-perception-vs-reality-uv-printing-edge/all/
2. http://www.aluminum.org/industries/production/recycling
3. http://www.aluminum.org/strength-aluminum
4. http://www.corrugated.org
5. http://www.corrugated.org/transports
6. http://www.corrugated.org/recycles
7. http://www.exhibitoronline.com/news/article.asp?ID=18027