The Facts About Printing and our Environment?

Helping Make the Earth Greener by Being a Green Printer.

At ALLEGRA, we’re keenly aware of our responsibility to help make the Earth a greener, cleaner place to live. We’re also aware of what we need to do to reduce our ecological footprint. By working closely with eco-conscious customers like you, we can:

  • Increase the use of recyclable materials
  • Reduce toxins and waste
  • Decrease emissions and energy consumption
  • Develop waste prevention and reduction processes

Thinking Green. Printing Smarter.

The printing process can be resource intensive, but there are many “GREEN PRACTICES ” we can incorporate in our daily work routines to help diminish the amount of waste we generate. Here are some methods we are currently using:

Recycling Programs.
From paper to ink to money and everything in between, recycling saves. Period. It also reduces air pollution and waste to landfills. And that’s a good thing.

Controlling Waste.
Being a control freak has its advantages. By establishing inventory controls, we reduce waste and save cash. Sequencing print jobs by ink color saves ink changes and labor while eliminating waste.

Using Resources Wisely.
Incorporating recycled papers — with high levels of post-consumer content — into your communications projects helps keep a lot of paper out of landfills. Using paper from responsibly or scientifically managed forests goes even further in reducing the damage to our world’s natural resources.

Choosing “Smart” Inks.
Using vegetable or soy-based inks means less toxins and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are released into the air and soil. Avoiding inks containing heavy metals, like lead, cadmium and mercury, is also better for the environment.

Educating Consumers.
By helping you understand the nature of “green” printing, you’re really helping us produce a “greener” product for you.

Going Digital

Using digital printing for smaller quantity, on-demand print runs can reduce or eliminate waste and raw materials, as well as conserve water and energy.

Keeping it green together.

At ALLEGRA, we create print projects that are not only environmentally responsible, but are higher quality, more affordable and produce the results you deserve.

In addition to green printing processes, we are also dedicated to adopting environmentally-friendly business practices. Here are just a few things we can all do to help make our Earth a better place to live.

  • Start a recycling program at your home or business.
  • Reuse one-sided office forms or documents as scratch paper.
  • Turn off the lights, computers and other equipment when not in use.
  • Use ceramic cups and silverware instead of foam or plastic.
  • Reuse boxes two or three times before you send them off for recycling.

A greener world is everyone’s responsibility. By working together to minimize our environmental impact, we can make our corner of it a little bit cleaner.

Find out how to add green to your next printing project!
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