GREEN sceneNovember 2008
MENOMONEE FALLS, WI—Arandell Corp. is continuing to forge ahead as an environmentally friendly catalog printer, recently becoming a partner in the EPA’s SmartWay Transport program. SmartWay partners use freight carriers committed to improving their fuel efficiency.
Arandell is also committed to understanding and reducing the environmental impact of its own shipping operations. The EPA gives it the tools to estimate emissions that result from shipping practices. Understanding its environmental footprint allows the printer to continue to improve the efficiency of its facility dock and shipping operations.
“Becoming a SmartWay partner further confirms our dedication to environmental sustainability,” states Don Treis, CEO. “We are constantly striving to find new ways of performing everyday tasks to improve the environmental impact of our business.”
Organic Promo, Eco-Friendly Ink
CANTON, MA—When your clients include the likes of Mercedes Benz, Harvard University, Donna Karan and Polo/Ralph Lauren—and require that their products be printed with eco-friendly ink—using low-VOC process color inks may not be green enough. That’s why commercial printer Dynagraf teamed with ink manufacturer Ink Systems to create Dynagreen Ink.
Dynagreen Ink is made with renewable plant oils and resins, and does not contain hydrocarbons or solvents, making it VOC-free. But, it’s also a high-end, four-color process ink for sheetfed printing that yields high-quality results—quality good enough to satisfy Polo/Ralph Lauren in printing the Lauren Spa organic bed and bath line marketing materials shown here.
“Increasingly, companies are looking to do the right thing when it comes to the environment, and Dynagraf has always worked to provide that environmentally suitable option,” says Bill Roche, Dynagraf’s president and CEO.
Moquin Press, Belmont, CA, is now offering clients the climate neutral printing process from ClimatePartner California. This is a process wherein CO2 emissions generated during the production of printed materials are neutralized by purchasing ecological, high-quality emission reduction certificates. Moquin is reportedly the first printer in the United States to offer the process, which is currently available at more than 45 print shops in Europe.
Morrisville, NC-based Cary Printing has purchased a new 2008 Toyota Prius hybrid electric car to make local deliveries. Triple-certified by the FSC, SFI and PEFC, Cary has many green practices in place, with the Prius purchase being the most recent.