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How can a printer “green” their business? First by caring, then by ensuring their operations exceed environmental regs, adopting pollution prevention and resource conservation best practices. Here are some examples of what you can do to run your press while carefully watching how you impact the environment. And by the way, some of these practices will also save time and money – you just can’t beat that.

Top Ten Green Printing Practices

  1. Computerize pre-press operations
    Eliminates photochemicals
    Saves water and energy
  2. Establish a solvent recycling program
    Saves material
    Reduces air pollution
  3. Use alcohol-free printing
    Impoves air quality
    Improves worker health and safety
    Reduces chemical use
  4. Print on “treeless” and recycled content papers
    Saves tree, energy, and water
    Encourages new agricultural development
    Keeps paper out of the landfill
  5. Educate customers on green printing
    Making clients aware of green alternatives ensures printers produce a greener products
    Helps in pollution prevention, compliance, resource conservation
  6. Use low VOC inks
    Reduces air pollution
    Improves employee safety
  7. Sequence print jobs by ink color
    Saves ink changes, labor, ink waste
  8. Establish inventory control
    Reduces waste to landfill, saves money
  9. Communicate without paper
    Cuts cost and use of paper and solid waste
    Saves time, postage, and/or fax costs
  10. Use energy efficient equipment
    Saves energy and money

For more information on printing Green, visit HopperPress.

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