Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Green printing tip #2 - How you can save money while using 100% recycled paper

Last week we started a new with our new series of green printing tips, in collaboration with Greg Barber, an experienced eco-friendly printer.

As promised we try to keep it as informative and
practical as possible and we hope you will find it valuable!

Today Greg's tip is referring to one of the most common questions in green printing:

How using eco-friendly printing practices while printing a brochure or a book will save me money?

Tip #2

I would suggest using a less expensive paper in 100% post-consumer waste, recycled paper. Many of my clients use 90 brightness paper, instead of 96 brightness, which saves them 50% on the paper. That might save 20% overall in your printing.

This paper can be used for printing
brochures, flyers, newsletters, books, stationery, pocket folders, etc.

One example is the book Food For Thought: Hazon’s Sourcebook on Jews, Food & Contemporary Life which was printed on this paper. Here's some food for thought - this 130-page sourcebook not only looks terrific (you can see it even just by looking at the cover), but was also printed within its original budget and of course is friendly to environment, all by using the less expensive paper 100% post-consumer waste, recycled paper. Needless to say that no compromise on the quality was made!

If you have any further questions following our tips, or you have a specific question you want us to address, please email us to info@ecolibris.net.

More relevant links:

Tip #1

You can also find further valuable information on Greg Barber Company's website - http://www.gregbarberco.com.

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Raz @ Eco-Libris