Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Green printing tip no. 16: Can green printing be done on a rush basis?

We have another tip for you 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 Greg is discussing a question that is especially relevant for those of us who have printing job to do in the last minute, but still want to do it in an environmentally sound manner.

Can green printing be done on a rush basis?

Tip #16
Let's say you you have an urgent printing job to do and you need it ready in 24 or 48 hours. Can you still print it sustainably?

In one word: Yes! A green printer should not be any different from a regular printer and should be capable of providing you all the necessary green services even in the last minute.

Just this week, we did several rush jobs for Tony Blair and the Climate Group, for climate week in New York. We printed a 32 page brochure and a double gate fold brochure, postcards and posters. The jobs were done on time and the quality was superb, as per their group.

We used 100% Post-Consumer Waste 65# for the 32 page, self cover Programs, and for the double gate brochures , we used 100% post-consumer waste in 100# text, for the double gate fold brochures. The postcards were printed on 100# cover, in 100% post-consumer waste. All
three projects are 100% Processed Chlorine Free.

Here are couple of our capabilities which are available even in the last minute:

1. You can use Recycled or Tree Free Paper in Stock
We stock 100% post-consumer waste, recycled paper. We also can get many Tree Free papers in a rush.

2. Ability to Accept Large Files to expedite the process
Our system allows you to email us up to 100 Meg files. You just click our upload buttons and your files are attached.

3. Correct Presses
Digital presses move the fastest. We have both Igen and Indigo equipment.

In such last minute situations, it's not only us who need to work quickly and efficiently. You should be ready to do the same. Here are some tips that will help us to make it in time:

1. File Preparation
Like any rush job, it is preferable to save your files as a hi res PDF. Also, check to make sure your files have bleed, if needed. Don't impose your files. Our software does that to our preferred layout.

2. Be Ready to OK the (soft) proofs
If not, you lose valuable time. Let us know who else can ok your work.

If you have any further questions for Greg, you can email to greg@ecofriendlyprinter.com. If you have any questions you would like us to address in future tips please email us to info@ecolibris.net .

Latest tips:

Green Printing Tip #15 - Are PDF files the best fit for every document?

Green Printing Tip #14 - Can directories be green?

Green Printing Tip #13 -Are you looking for back to school environmental ideas?

You can find links to all the tips we published so far on our green printing tips page, which is part of our green printing tools & resources.

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

Raz @ Eco-Libris

Eco-Libris: promoting green printing!

A new book from Flux, "Leadership and Self-Deception" is going green with Eco-Libris

Every new title that is being released by the Norwegian publishing house Flux is a reason for celebration as you can see from their catalog. The new title that is being released today is no different.

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by the Arbinger Institute (or as the book is called in Norwegian:
Lederskap og selvbedrag - Kom deg ut av boksen) presents a revolutionary new understanding of the nature of successful leadership. Christian Valentiner, Publisher at Flux describes it as “one of the books on his list of titles that hold the potential change the world for the better”.

And of course we're proud to announce that this book, as well as all the other books published by Flux is going green with Eco-Libris, and 1,000 trees are being planted to balance out the Norwegian edition.

Here's more about this book (from the Book's English version website):

The authors show that the key to successful leadership lies deeper than a particular technique, behavior or skill. This is why so many leadership development initiatives end up failing, and why so many leaders, no matter how hard they try, are ultimately unsuccessful. The key to successful leadership lies not in what we do, but in who we are.

Leadership and Self-Deception shows how self-betrayal going against one's innate sense of what he or she should be doing for others leads to self-deception, the central player in all leadership breakdowns, relationship issues, and performance problems in organizations.

The book follows the progress of a new executive at the fictional Zagrum Corporation as he sheds his old ways of acting and learns a new, better way to lead. Leadership and Self-Deception uses vivid examples to show what self-deception is, how it operates, and, most importantly, how it can be overcome. While other books cover useful people skills, techniques, and systems of leadership, this one goes deeper, fully illuminating the source of what makes truly effective leadership.

More books from Flux:

The 100-years' Targets

The 5th Step

The Integral Vision

Dyp glede (Deep Joy): Arne Næss on deep ecology


Raz @ Eco-Libris

Eco-Libris: promoting sustainable reading!