UPrinting.com Announces 4-Pronged “Green” Initiative

by admin on 04/10/2009

by admin  |  April 10, 2009  |  UPrinting News

UPrinting.com makes a commitment to environmentally friendly printing.

Los Angeles, CA (April 05, 2009) — Today, UPrinting.com announced its eco-friendly green printing initiative. The groundbreaking strategy includes using vegetable and soy-based inks, moving to non-toxic and water-based coatings, recycling all unused paper, plates and ink and offering recycled and SFI/FSC-certified paper stocks.

In response to questions about the depth of the initiative, UPrinting.com representative Samuel Nam responded, “We wanted to offer a truly environmentally friendly, green printing service and not just a hot new buzz word.”

The first element of this new green strategy is UPrinting.com’s use of vegetable-based inks which have lower VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) levels. Not only do vegetable inks help create a safer work environment for UPrinting.com employees, the manufacturing process emits less carbon than their petroleum ink counterparts.

The second prong of UPrinting.com’s environmentally-friendly printing strategy is their optional non-toxic, water-based aqueous (AQ) coating. The AQ coating is available with gloss and matte finishes and improves both the print drying times and the bio-degradability of the end product.

Next, UPrinting.com has made a commitment to recycle all of its unused paper scraps, printing plates and ink waste – a move that saves thousands of pounds of waste from ever seeing a landfill.

The last element includes UPrinting.com’s offering of three different sustainable paper options; 10% recycled cover stock; 10% recycled, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified stock; and 30% recycled, SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) certified stock. To learn more about the FSC and SFI standards for sustainable logging, please visit their respective websites at http://www.fscus.org (FSC) and http://www.sfiprogram.org (SFI).

About UPrinting.com
Every day, UPrinting.com serves thousands of on-demand printing orders online, allowing customers to design their own brochures, postcards, business cards and other printed materials. Using high-quality printing presses and a robust, yet simple and easy-to-use, online ordering system, UPrinting.com is able to provide high-end printing at low costs. Key customers are businesses, organizations, individual consumers and independent designers.

For more information, press only:
Samuel Nam, 310-575-4440 ext. 239, blog.uprinting.com
For more information on UPrinting.com:
http://www.uprinting.com

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