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Green credentials

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.

Social responsibility

The notion of corporate social responsibility was probably not uppermost in the mind of Henry Stanley Newman when, in 1873, he saw the benefits of providing the orphans in his care with a printing press. In these early days Orphans Press didn't need to look beyond its own front door for worthy candidates to support.

Kenya orphanage visit 2013

This was not your average half term holiday.

Recycled paper stock

Here at Orphans we have access to a wide variety of paper stocks. If you are looking for something specific for your next print job then the chances are we can source the perfect material.