How to print a greener magazine

greener magazineToday will be the last of our environmental blogs for a while and we hope you have found them interesting and useful. In this blog we will give you a few tips on how to help your printed job be a little greener.

  • When in doubt about paper always asks about its certification. The two Warners would recommend are PEFC and FSC papers.  You can use your own certified number in your publications too!
  • Recycled papers are just as good as non-recycled and are becoming increasingly common and more readily available in unorthodox reel sizes.
  • Rather than mailing in plastic consider mailing in paper which is of course bio-degradable. This may serve to also separate you from your competitors and be more noticeable.
  • Make sure your print supplier is environmentally responsible and is certified.
  • Try to minimise the amount of waste and look for print suppliers who do the same. Look for ISO certifications.
  • Using cardboard cartons instead of plastic shrink wrap to protect your product can reduce waste through damage or spoilage and are completely biodegradable.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask about a company’s recycling policy and what checks they have in place.

Finally to point out again paper from well managed sources is sustainable, responsible and completely biodegradable. Cardboard takes less than two months to biodegrade, a paper based wax carton will be gone in three months but a plastic bag will take 500 years.  It’s never been easier to be Green in print.

If you have any questions or would like to know more please do get in touch and there is always a huge wealth of information online.