Eco friendly printers
Eco friendly printers typically use vegetable based inks that are neither toxic or a risk to health. They use alcohol substitutes in the dampening process on press for lower VOC emissions. Eco friendly printers will always use recycled paper wherever possible.
Did you know? Producing recycled paper involves between 28 – 70% less energy consumption than virgin paper and uses less water. This is because most of the energy used in papermaking is the pulping needed to turn wood into paper.
When choosing paper, look for the FSC’s Chain of Custody Certification, which guarantees that the paper came from a sustainably managed forest. You also get to use the FSC Logo on your print work, which shows your customers that you are supporting sustainable forest management. Eco friendly printers will always use paper obtained from sustainable sources.
A Local Printer has led the way for eco-printing since 2006 and was the first company in the UK to launch a website featuring only 100% eco-friendly printed products. Since then they have continued to expand their range and now offer 100+ different eco-friendly items, from gorgeous retail orientated products, to promotional and business stationery – there really is something for everyone! A fully accredited eco printer, they print only on recycled paper or materials from sustainable sources, using vegetable oil based inks or cutting edge digital toners. They would love you to drop by, browse a while and be inspired! www.alocalprinter.co.uk
Oomph make high quality, 100% plastic cards with no cardboard, sticky-tape or desktop laminator involved. The Green Ecocard is made using recycled credit cards and has the same look, feel and finish as the original plastic card. Additionally Oomph offer free recycling for when the card is spent. To browse designs and create your own plastic cards please visit www.madebyoomph.co.uk
Seacourt is the UK’s premier multi-award winning environmental design and print company. They believe in a fresh approach to business and place environmental and ethical considerations at the centre of all their activities. A Queen’s Award winner for Sustainable Development, they have recently been awarded a world first in absolute zero-waste waste to landfill. Seacourt work with a wide variety of organisations, from Charities and NGOs to public sector bodies as well as ethically-oriented private firms, from top brand names right down to local craft businesses. They use Waterless Offset technology which offers the best environmental print route and universally acknowledged for its unrivalled print quality. www.seacourt.net
Marstan Press is an environmentally friendly printing company, based in the South East of England. They have a range of in-house facilities, including, design, reprographics, print, finishing and direct mail. Marstan Press are FSC Certified, and all our proofing and printing is done to the ISO 12647-2 Quality Standard. www.themarstanpress.co.uk
Park Lane Press believe quality does not need to be compromised when choosing eco friendly print options. A combination of Waterless print, craftsmanship in both the repro and print processes, coupled with a carefully managed environmental system and wider choices of eco friendly papers have allowed Park Lane to continue to produce high quality work with reduced impact on the environment. www.parklanepress.co.uk
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