Green Printing

Go Green with our Eco-friendly printing

Green Printing Company in MichiganThere are numerous environmentally friendly printers, but we have a million reasons why Litho Printing is the best. Here’s a list of a few reasons why you should choose us for your printing needs and help the environment.

      • We recycle all of our supplies and paper
      • We use recycled paper for our print projects
      • We print our jobs with recycled paper ink plates and supplies
      • We are a Green Printer offering Green printing supplies
      • We take seriously our impact on the environment and what we can do to save the landfills

Litho Printing discounts already low prices and offers environmentally friendly products and services to those looking to make a positive impact on the earth.

These are only a few reasons why going green with Litho Printing is the best choice.

The eco-advocacy group Environmental Defense, estimates that “producing one ton of virgin uncoated paper — which accounts for 90 percent of the United States’ printing and writing paper — requires three tons of wood, 19,075 gallons of water, and generates 2,278 pounds of solid waste.”

Wow! As a matter of fact, the paper and pulp industry is one of the world’s leading water, air and soil pollutants; and third largest pollutant in America.

“The printing industry is the single largest air polluter and the third-largest consumer of fossil fuels in the world after automobiles and steel manufacturing,” said Renourish Founder and University of Illinois Design Professor Eric Benson. “On a typical day, [printers] use trillions of gallons of water that must be treated for its toxic chemical content and released back into our waterways.”

That’s why green printing is the solution!

Our soy-based inks are kind to our environment, emitting fewer volatile organic compounds than traditional petroleum-based inks.

Trust us, we take pride in recycling our paper. The majority (if not all) of our paper waste is recycled and reused for your printing needs, including postcards, brochures, flyers, business cards, posters and much more. Some of our eco-friendly products include:

      • Newsletters
      • Stationery
      • Poster
      • Postcards
      • Brochures
      • Booklets
      • Business Forms
      • Business Cards
      • Calendars

Litho Printing is the eco-conscious all under one roof environmentally friendly service for all of your printing needs. We’re helping to make environmentally-friendly printing accessible to all, by offering affordable pricing.

We’ve worked extremely hard to provide top-notch environmentally friendly printing services to nonprofits, small businesses, companies, churches, schools and healthcare offices.  Our soy-based inks, shipping methods, recycled paper and recycling supplies contribute to reducing Litho Printing’s carbon footprint.

Currently, there is so much positive coverage surrounding “Green” and being kind to the environment; it’s imperative to let people know if you printed a project using soy-based inks, wind-powered presses, recycled paper and other forms of green technology.   Also, you can improve response rates by letting your public know about your carbon footprint. So, go ahead be proud of “Going Green.”

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DID YOU KNOW:

Petroleum-based inks can cause lasting damage to the environment, leaching volatile organic compounds (VOCs) — which can cause cancer and birth defects.

Green Initiatives

Product Composition

Litho Printing Service works diligently to create products that have a minimal impact on the environment.  Our house stocks are made up of 10% post consumer materials.  We are dedicated to meeting customer needs for special order stock.  By customer request, we are well prepared to order FSC paper and stocks containing a higher level of recycled paper.

Litho Printing Service features EcoSmart certified inks.  EcoSmart is a certification program that gives printers, print buyers and end users the ability to easily identify and understand the attributes of Braden Sutphin environmentally friendly ink products.

Litho Printing Service earth friendly inks produce prints with rich, vibrant colors and crisp detail that will make your work stand out among the best. Their unique blend of vegetable oils utilized in the vehicles allows these inks to set and dry quickly, while minimizing volatile organic compounds.

With a commitment to reducing paper waste, Litho regularly uses sheeting and ganging technologies. We gang all of our work in order to create the best possible fit on each press run. Not only does this reduce costs for our customers, but it also gives Litho Printing Service the opportunity to use the equipment in a more efficient manner. We also utilize a sheeter on a daily basis. This lets us custom fit press sheets to the requirements for each gang. With this, we are able to minimize the amount of paper waste as a job moves to the cutter.

Manufacturing Process

In order to maintain our environmental standards on a daily basis, a variety of techniques and strategies have been put into place that focus on reducing our environmental footprint. Many of our eight page jobs are completely finished in line on our web press. We use one piece of machinery to print, glue, fold, and trim each printed piece. The press men also handle all of the packing for shipping. This system saves time, multi-handling and energy. For print projects that have higher page counts, the web press allows us to fold them into eight page signatures which in turn saves energy in the bindery.

We have incorporated a wide format printer to use for proofing purposes once jobs have been ganged and before plates are created. This printer makes it possible for Litho to create a backed up 2 sided sheet that can be checked for position and content before a plate has been made. Having this available has reduced the number of plate remakes and press down time letting Litho save energy in both the press room and plating while minimizing wasted materials.

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