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Our printing & the Environment 

We take the environment and our effects on it seriously and are part of the Woodland Carbon Project working in partnership with the Woodland Trust.
Part of this includes planting new trees to reduce carbon dioxide in the environment and helping to reduce our carbon footprint.

The Woodland Carbon Project logo is available for our customers to use on their printed items to promote the continuing support of sustainable sources.

Our Managing Director,
Matt Stanford-Page planting trees
with the Woodland Carbon Project,
Clearing, Digging, Planting and
maybe a pasty or too in Devon

Recycled Paper

All of our paper comes from sustainable sources and most carry the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or Ecolabel accreditations which mean that it has been sourced in an environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and economically viable manner.

We also have a range of mixed or 100% recycled papers and boards, including the ranges shown below, suitable for all kinds of printed items. Please contact us if you would like to find out more.

All of our paper waste is responsibly recycled or shredded as required by GDPR by MJ Bowers in Yeovil

We use, Vegetable based inks..

We use vegetable-based printing inks on our lithographic presses. Conventional printing inks are petroleum-based and emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere. VOCs cause environmental pollution. Petroleum based inks emit between 25% and 40% VOCs as they dry, whereas vegetable-based ink emissions rates can be as low as 4%.

Petroleum-based inks contain products refined from crude oil and the energy required for extraction, refining and treatment for this is high which adds to the environmental damage. Crude oil is also a fossil fuel, resources of which are dwindling very fast. Vegetable oil based inks, on the other hand, are derived from renewable resources.

Vegetable based inks also have the added benefit of being easier to remove from recycled paper and print during the de-inking process of recycling.

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