Friday, January 15, 2010

Green printing tip no. 30: How do you become Carbon Neutral in your next print job?

We are back with a new tip 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 recommending how to make your next print job, as well as your own operations, carbon neutral.

How Do You Become Carbon Neutral in your next print job and in your own plant?

Tip #30

Most Printers create CO2 that is emitted into our atmosphere. We can reduce these emissions in several ways we talked about in the past:
- Use low volatile organic compounds, like Soy or Vegetable Based inks, or 100% Non Toxic Toners

- Print on 100% post-consumer waste paper

- Use Green E certified renewable energy

- Run your jobs efficiently by planning your print work around standard size paper and using standard inks and not metallic inks, etc.

After reducing your carbon footprint as much as you possibly can, you will still be left with some carbon emissions you're generating and the solution you should consider is offsetting them to become carbon neutral.

It's important of course to choose the right provider of carbon offsets and for your own business, we recommend looking at Verus Carbon Neutral Partnership ( They audit your organization to determine your Carbon Footprint, and they provide a simple way to reduce or completely offset your CO2 emissions.

We, as your printer, buy Carbon Credits, and we can keep your Carbon Footprint low. You can do the same thing and keep your Carbon Footprint low or Carbon Neutral and we can print the Carbon Neutral emblem on your next print jobs.

For additional information on green printing, please call Greg Barber at (973) 224-1132, or email

Also, if you have any questions you would like us to address in future tips please email us to .

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Green Printing Tip #27 - Can you save money on paper on your next greeting cards order?

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.

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