Thursday, December 31, 2009

Green printing tip no. 28: Green printing resolutions for the New Year!

We're back on our weekly series of green printing tips, where we bring you information on green printing in collaboration with Greg Barber, an experienced eco-friendly printer.

Today, as 2009 is about to end and we're on our way to celebrate a new year (and a new decade), Greg is offering his new year resolutions for greener printing. We'll definitely try to follow suit and we hope you'll join us as well!

Green printing resolutions for the New Year

Tip #28

Well, we are at the final day of 2009. It was a very challenging year. I would like to see if we can all make a few New Year's resolutions.

Here is my potential printer list for you.

1. Recycle More.

2. Use more PCW content in your next print job.

3. Make sure the paper was environmentally bleached.

4. Make sure you use non toxic inks or toners.

5. Ask if the plant is FSC certified.

6. Ask where the plant derives their energy from.

7. Ask the printer to tell you if your size is best for their press.

8. Ask the printer for suggestions on paper that is more environmental.

9. Check with Greg Barber on what we think.

10. Ask Eco-Libris what they think.

Happy New Year! And don't forget to be more Green next year.

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1 comment:

Joni Scanlon said...

Good information. Lots of our clients at Digital Willow are demanding green printing -- not merely using recycled paper, but also asking about the inks used, etc. Of course, by the same token, cost is also an issue, so challenge is to show the benefits on each side of the equation.