As a company of individuals who all enjoy the outdoors, it raises our spirits to see the recent boom in green practices around the world. We’re proud to say we’ve been making our efforts to be an eco-conscious company for over 10 years now and still looking for more ways to improve our efforts.
• We converted our presses to a waterless system, an offset lithographic process that eliminates the water dampening systems in conventional printing. We eliminate up to 70% of the waste that a traditional press would produce. This process also allows our presses to come up to color and register faster (and hold them), promoting less paper usage, resulting in significant manufacturing and paper cost savings.
• Utilization of recyclable printing plates. These plates are developed directly on our presses, requiring zero chemicals in the process. This eliminates the waste produced, and additional time that results from traditional plate development and usage.
• Use of vegetable oil-based inks, reducing the concerns associated with the use of conventional petroleum-based and solvent-based inks. The decision to use substitute inks is a beneficial part of an overall toxic-use reduction program and can help reduce the use of hazardous or toxic substances in other materials such as cleaning solutions.
• Offering recycled paper, which is coming to the forefront of efforts to be “green” these days. We feel that it is extremely important to offer only the best post-consumer paper available to our customers. With many options out there, we can help guide you in making the correct choices.
...and yes, we recycle our cans too.