Green Up Your Printing

Green Up Your Printing

Even little things that you do to "green up" your printing and promotions can have a huge collective effect, so let us help you go green. 

  1. Use non petroleum based inks, varnishes and coatings such as soy inks and aqueous coatings. Baymark can help you make more earth friendly decisions.
  2. Use 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Let Baymark show you samples of recycled paper.
  3. Choose eco-friendlier materials for print and promotions and show your clients that you are an earth friendly company.
  4. Look for the Forest Stewardship Council´s trademark which identifies forest products that    are produced using social and environmental standards. Baymark can supply FSC certified papers. Visit www.fsc.org
  5. The Green Seal mark identifies products that are environmentally preferable. Learn more at www.greenseal.org
  6. Reduce waste due to obsolescence by turning to print-on-demand technology. Baymark can convert many of your preprinted advertising and business forms items to an inventory less system using digital printing presses and electronic forms.
  7. Select manufacturers who can minimize transportation and have established green programs in their operations. Baymark has a national network of green manufacturing plants.
  8. Choose organic products which are grown or raised without the use of synthetic chemicals such as organic cotton. Baymark can help you with a selection of products that are eco friendly and organically certified
  9. Select promotional products made from sustainable resources those that are naturally replenished at the same rate that they are consumed such as bamboo, cotton, and corn.
  10. Ask for Nature SolvTM carbonless paper from Glatfelter which utilizes naturally-bases, organic solvents to create a carbonless capsule that is more environmentally responsible.

Green Words To Know

  1. Recycled:
    A product made through the reuse of other materials that may have undergone a physical, biomechanical, or molecular change.
  2. Recyclable:
    Materials that can be reused.
  3. Tree-free:
    Paper products that are not made from bleached wood pulp, but from recycled, post-consumer waste (like previously used paper) combined with substances such as organic cotton or industrial hemp.
  4. Carbon Footprint:
    A measure of the carbon dioxide emitted across a product´s life cycle, from material procurement to disposal.
  5. Carbon Neutral:
    When you offset net carbon emissions by investing in resources that absorb greenhouse gasses (i.e. pay to have trees planted to offset emissions from production processes).

1 comment (Add your own)

1. EdgarK. wrote:
Thank you for this important post. I think all printing houses can benefit from it. Doing internal processes more environment-friendly is just as important as the production in an environment-friendly way. E.g. using less paper internally for documentation and reports, turning off unnecessary lights, conscious consumption of water and so on. It's more about awareness but this is where it starts. Again, thank you very much!

Wed, April 13, 2016 @ 6:37 AM

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