We’ve heard people say that Print is making a comeback. We say it never left and has always been strong.
While driving to work today did you see that Billboard advertisement - PRINT. When at the grocery market did you read the label on a box of food – PRINT. Did your Cabernet or Chardonnay have a label on the bottle – PRINT. Print is here to stay. Although we may be more conscientious these days regarding recycling and perhaps not printing out every email we receive, print is still around us everyday and is a big part of our lives. Don’t think print can’t be done eco-friendly. We have many ways to print “Green” that don’t harm our environment. Here are a few.
First, we can use seed paper for special projects. These papers are from natural, biodegradable and recycled fibers, seeds and plant material directly from nature, without cutting down trees in the process.
A second solution is called “Tree-Free”. Unlike traditional paper, “Tree Free” is manufactured without the use of trees, water or toxic agents such as bleaching chemicals. It is made entirely from inorganic mineral powders derived from stone, a trace amount of non-toxic resin and high density polyethylene. “Tree Free” is naturally resistant to scuffing, water, grease and oily substances making it ideal for outdoor applications.
Combined with “Tree Free” we have printed water-resistant business cards with ink formulated with 30% or more vegetable oil that does not contain any petroleum-derived ink solvents. The ink contains a minimum of 55% bio-derived, renewable and sustainable raw materials.
One thing Kenny the Printer understands is there is more to ”Environmentally Friendly” than paper and printing as well as a balance between the environment and value and the environment and services. There is also a responsibility between business and the communities they are a part of. We do our best here at Kenny the Printer to be as environmentally friendly as possible as well as helping business with “green” solutions to their printing and promotional needs.