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COMMERCIAL PRINTING: The first step in the production of a printed piece is transmitting the files to the printer. To reduce materials use (non-reusable media) and fuel in transporting, we can do this for you electronically. Professional Printers’ staff are here to help you through the process of uploading files via our secure FTP site, regardless of your technical expertise.
WORKING WITH LOCAL VENDORS: Doing business with nearby vendors helps support the local economy and reduces ozone-depleting emissions from shipping and transport. We look for products manufactured and distributed regionally from our facility and have strong relationships with local suppliers, specialty finishing companies and service providers.
MAXIMIZATION OF THE PRESS SHEET TO LIMIT WASTE: During planning and estimating jobs for press, our press room fits multiple pieces on one large sheet of paper. If the piece is not optimized for the size of the press sheet, waste is created and more resources are used. By sizing projects to maximize the press sheet size, the amount of waste and paper use is greatly reduced. Professional Printers has developed a eco-friendly initiative in the production of printed material using our Weekend Card Run. This program maximizes paper usage to benefit our customers economically and provide a Green By DesignTM solution to conservation and eco-stewardship.
OTHER PAPER CONSIDERATIONS
Some paper coatings render
the paper unrecyclable. Other coatings add to the toxic sludge in
the recycling process. Professional Printers can help you choose uncoated stocks, which are the most eco- friendly option available.
When possible Professional Printers
will choose paper with a lighter basis
weight, which requires fewer resources
in manufacturing, and reduces fuel use in O
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