We are very conscious of doing what we can to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
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.
Almost 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 Duncan who'd 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.
In-house our new factory is extremely energy efficient. In 2018 we were able to make use of our conveniently south facing factory roof with solar panels helping to offset our energy consumption.