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Green Printing

Choose wisely and the whole world benefits. Some of the simplest choices we make every day can have a powerful effect on our planet. For example, the seemingly small act of choosing to print on recycled paper conserves a surprising amount of natural resources.

Joy of Printing offers some recycled choices for paper stock. Printed with soy-based inks, there are many configurations and countless options to recycled paper. We will gladly quote your project on recycled paper or FSC certified recycled paper – a whole category unto itself.

Recycled Paper in a Nutshell

Recycled-content paper is paper that contains recovered materials. Recovered materials are wastes that have been diverted from conventional disposal such as landfills for another use. Recovered materials include both pre-consumer and post-consumer wastes.

Pre-consumer materials are generated by manufacturers and processors, and may consist of scrap, trimmings and other by-products that were never used in the consumer market. For instance, paper trimmings and envelope scraps are considered pre-consumer waste.

Post-consumer material is an end product that has completed its life cycle as a consumer item and would otherwise have been disposed of as a solid waste. Post-consumer materials include paper collected in commercial and residential recycling programs, such as office paper, letterhead, cardboard, magazines and paper bags.

Recycled-content products may contain some pre-consumer waste, some post-consumer waste or both. A product does not have to contain 100 percent recovered materials to be considered “recycled” but clearly the higher the percentage of recycled content, the greater the amount of waste that is diverted from disposal.

Going Green with Joy of Printing

Please call to discuss your needs and together we’ll figure out what works best for you!