Frequently Asked Questions
How does Hemprinted help the environment?
Hemprinted is the shop by Kanèsis, an Italian enterprise that is more than environmentally friendly: it is a conscious actor that concretely implements the Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG 12) “sustainable consumption and production patterns”. Among its related goals, SDG 12 aims at achieving the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources and environmentally sound management of all wastes throughout their lifecycle through recycling and reuse. Kanèsis and its shop Hemprinted embedded this United Nations’ goal into the company’s production: our filaments are made from agricultural waste and we do not add any synthetic additives, either in colouring or material components.
Is the color of your material plant-based?
Yes! Since we don’t use dyes or synthetic additives, our products and filaments’ colors derive from plants waste. That is why each product has its particular color nuances.
Why are some products options “out of season”?
To develop our filaments and print our products, we only use harvest waste, surplus or by-products from our partners’ fields in Sicily. If a product is not currently available in your desiderable filament, try another plant!
Are your products biodegradable or compostable?
Since they include PLA, our filaments are not biodegradable. However, they are compostable in commercial compost facilities. Moreover, since our filaments are chemical additives-free, they do not release any toxic substances while decomposing.
Are your products made of plastic?
“Plastic” is an adjective referring to the plasticity of the material, namely its capacity to be moulded, extruded or pressed during production. The common noun “plastic” should not be confused with the technical adjective “plastic” described above. While most plastics are produced from petrochemicals, our products are in bio-plastic, as they are made of starch (PLA) and agricultural waste, surplus or by-products.
What if I want to be a reseller or distributor?
It is easy! We make bulk prices (VAT excluded) and we are open to consider collaborations with companies from all over the world.
Where do you ship?
We ship in Italy at a fixed price of 9.80€ and all over Europe Union at a fixed price of 19.80€, while the shipping is free for orders over 99€. The cost of shipment outside the EU depends on the country addressee.
How many pieces can I order?
We are proudly capable of large numbers manufacturing. If necessary, we will agree on staggered delivery.
Is there any minimum order requirement?
Not at all! Feel free to order as many products as you want.
Could I ask you to print out everything I want with your on-demand service?
Automotive, design, fashion, aerospace, toys? We can print any kind of object or almost 😉 Go to the 3D Printing page for a real-time quote with our online simulator.