We’ve gone green, and you can too!

Green Printing - Litho Printing & GraphicsWe offer our customers the option to Go Green upon request at no additional cost. In fact, Litho Printing and Graphics discounts already low prices and offers environmentally friendly products and services to those looking to make a positive impact on the earth. When you Go Green, the paper is a combination of post-consumer waste and recycled paper, yet is virtually identical to normal paper.

We’ve graciously been chosen by so many customers throughout Southeast Michigan and beyond have to reliably handle their printing needs, and many of them chose us for our Green efforts. These businesses are growing in their communities every day, and we’re here to help them do so while making less of an impact on our planet.

Beyond just offering Green printing as an option, we recycle all of our supplies and paper, use recycled paper for our print projects, print our jobs with recycled paper ink plates and supplies, are a Green Printer offering Green printing supplies, and take seriously our impact on the environment and what we can do to save the landfills.

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.

We are a local print shop dedicated to our community. Going Green is a large part of business today, and if you elect to go this route, let people know. Environmentally-conscious customers will appreciate your commitment to the Earth, and reward you with their business and loyalty.

The environmentally-friendly print materials and quality printing that we offer when you Go Green help attract customers. With over fifty years of printing experience, let us help you Go Green (or Blue for Michigan fans) for all of your printing needs:

  • Business Cards
  • Stationary
  • Envelopes
  • Letterhead
  • Receipts
  • Invoices
  • Menus
  • Signs
  • Banners
  • Posters
  • Postcards
  • Books
  • Catalogs
  • Booklets
  • Documents
  • Manuals
  • Brochures
  • Hang Tags
  • Greeting Cards
  • Labels/Stickers
Green Printing & Recycling - Litho Printing & Graphics

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

 

Our Own 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 and Graphics 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.

Give us a call today at (586) P.R.I.N.T.E.R. We serve every customer the way we want to be served. We work with budget in mind, specializing in reducing your printing costs while achieving outstanding print results each and every time. Since 1966, Litho Printing has been a family-owned and operated business striving to help other local companies. We are here to provide your business with the best quality printing and super-fast turnaround times you require to meet all of your environmentally-friendly printing needs.

Our employees focus on you and strive to ensure that every need is met the first time, every time. We can and do much more for your company than just providing Green printing services though. From graphic and other design services to direct mail solutions, our goal is to make your life easier so that you can help spread your message, reach more customers, and grow your business. Your job shouldn’t be worrying about printing. Let us handle it.

 


 

Call (586) 772-6067 at any time you find that you have questions or need any assistance with an order. Our friendly representatives are highly knowledgable in Green, environmentally-conscious printing. They are devoted to working with you to meet all of your printing needs in a speedy, polite, and professional manner.

Conveniently located on Gratiot Avenue in Eastpointe, Michigan, Litho Printing has been serving the Metro-Detroit area and Southeast Michigan since 1966. During that time, we’ve helped thousands of customer Go Green with their printing needs. There is no need to look for any other Green printer in Detroit, Roseville, Warren, Eastpointe, St. Clair Shores, Fraser, Clinton Township, Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Wayne County, or Oakland County for your environmentally-freindly printing needs.

Litho Printing and Graphics is the area’s #1 print shop for a reason. Let us prove it to you. Call (586) P.R.I.N.T.E.R. now to get started spreading the word about your business, organization, or event.