Sustainability

Printing is going green, so here's where to learn about the many sustainable printing programs and
sourcing options (including SFI, FSC and PEFC chain-of-custody certified) available to printers and how
printing industry companies are marketing their green printing efforts as well as reducing their costs.

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What Is All This Screen Time Doing to Our Health?

From working at a computer to socializing, playing games, paying bills, taking notes in class, doing homework, reading books, watching TV and texting, we are all spending an increasing amount of our lives looking at screens. But at what cost to our health?

SGIA Announces Sustainability Recognition Program

Members of SGIA can now apply to participate in the SGIA Sustainability Recognition Program. The purpose of this program is to recognize and applaud the sustainability efforts of SGIA members. Those who qualify will receive the Sustainability Recognition Award.

Ricoh Americas Joins SGP to Promote Sustainability

The newest Patron of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is Ricoh Americas, which joined at the platinum level. SGP certifies printing facilities' sustainability best practices, including and beyond regulatory compliance. Its Patrons help support the organization and keep costs low for applicants.

Heidelberg's CO2 Calculator Tool Determines Impact

The first of its kind in the North American market, the Heidelberg CO2 Calculator is an easy-to-use online tool that determines the CO2 footprint of any print project, including offset, digital and UV processes. This customizable tool can also acquire the matching amount of carbon offsets, corresponding to volume of greenhouse emissions used in production. Heidelberg is offering a 90-day free trial for the Heidelberg CO2 Calculator.

Domtar Wins AF&PA Sustainability Awards

Recognized as a leader in sustainability efforts at the American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) annual meeting last week, Domtar Corp. took home two awards. The Innovation in Sustainability Award was given for its BioChoice Lignin; and its Barge Unloading and Conveyor Project received a Leadership in Sustainability Award for Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reductions.

How Much Do You Want to Pay Big Corporations to Send You Paper Bills?

Most consumers want a paper option for their bills and statements. Like earlier studies carried out in the United States and the United Kingdom, a recent nationwide survey conducted for Two Sides US by the research firm Toluna showed that 64 percent of consumers say they would not choose a company that did not offer a paper bill option and 88 percent want to be able to switch between electronic and paper bills without difficulty or cost.

Salem Printing of Salem, VA, Joins Agfa Graphics' GreenWorks Environmental Recognition Program

The latest commercial printer in North America to join the Agfa Graphics environmental recognition program, GreenWorks, is The Salem Printing Co. in Salem, VA, for its use of eco-friendly plates from Agfa Graphics. The program honors customers who demonstrate their commitment to the environment while promoting sustainable technologies, products and practices within the graphic arts industry.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A Joins Two Sides North America

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has announced that it has joined the non-profit organization Two Sides North America. Kay Du Fernandez, Konica Minolta’s vice president of strategic business development, will also serve on Two Sides’ Sustainability Committee.

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Going Green Pays Off for Vancouver Print Firm

Nikos Kallas believes green is the printing industry's most striking color. The president of Vancouver's family-owned MET Fine Printers has been a longtime believer that a zero-waste policy, including environmentally friendly inks and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-approved paper, is not only right but profitable.

Green Groups Turn the Heat Down on National Geographic, but Up on KFC

The environmental group that aimed a “Practice What You Print” campaign against National Geographic for not using recycled paper says it is now engaged in “productive discussions” with the magazine. Just two days ago, Greenpeace activists hung a huge banner showing a Sumatran tiger and the message “KFC: Stop Trashing My Home” on the fast-food chain’s corporate headquarters.

Sustainability and the Book Market (On-demand Webinar)

The book industry is rapidly implementing practices that minimize negative social and environmental impacts. Over 250 publishers, representing about 50% of the book industry's market share, have either developed strong environmental policies. This webinar is designed to share best practices in the book industry on sustainability.

Growing Your Business by Going Green

This paper explores the specific areas where Presstek DI presses offer environmental and economic advantages over conventional offset, digital toner and inkjet printing technologies Presstek DI presses redefine printing and integrate new innovations, which lower its environmental impact while creating new business opportunities for printers.