We are very conscious of doing what we can to be as environmentally friendly as possible and are committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
Our purpose-designed building is very well insulated, meaning that heating is rarely required. The 30+ solar panels we've installed on the roof help to offset our energy consumption which we're also striving to reduce, for example by switching to LED lighting throughout. All of our food waste is recycled on site and we have recently installed 3 electric car charging points. To help support wildlife, we have planted a numbers of trees and plans are in motion for further greening of our plot.
Print & paper
In printing terms, environmental efficiency has improved markedly in recent years. The process of making plates which once involved film and processing chemistry is now very clean. We use processor-less aluminium plates which once imaged on our CTP are processed on the press. The plates themselves are recycled after use. On the press we use vegetable based linseed oil inks.
Virtually all of the papers we use are produced from sustainable forests; increasingly customers are themselves specifying recycled or part recycled stocks as part of their own green commitment. All excess paper waste during production is collected for recycling. For more information about sustainable print please call Martin Parry who would be very happy to help.
Advances with colour management means it is now more cost effective to print lower volumes so customers can have the 40 or 400 leaflets they want rather than ‘oh, its not much more for 1,000’, so less waste.