The traditional printing industry has been a major source of environmental pollution, putting a heavy burden on natural resources and being unacceptably wasteful
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(Vocus) March 30, 2010
Recognizing their responsibility as a good corporate citizen and global citizen, GreenDigitalPrinting.com has invested in the equipment, processes and materials that allows their commercial printing company to provide sustainable and “green” print products for their clientele.
“The traditional printing industry has been a major source of environmental pollution, putting a heavy burden on natural resources and being unacceptably wasteful,” states Mike Arnold, the company’s General Manager, “Our dissatisfaction with that state of affairs is where the idea for our environmentally-friendly commercial printing company came from.”
GreenDigitalPrinting.com is a brand of Precision Disc Manufacturing Corp., a family owned and operated company located in Surrey, British Columbia (Canada) that opened its doors for business in 2001. Precision Disc is a licensed CD and DVD manufacturing plant specializing in disc replication with environmentally-friendly print and packaging solutions for clients throughout North America.
As a market-leader in providing low-plastic and no-plastic alternatives for their CD and DVD packaging products, Precision Disc had already put a significant emphasis and investment in utilizing ‘green’ equipment, processes and materials.
Arnold continues, “With so much importance being put on the environmentally-friendly aspects of what we do, applying ourselves as a commercial printing company seemed like an obvious and natural progression...and so GreenDigitalPrinting.com was born.”
- Green Processes: Digital print has eliminated many stages of traditional offset printing that: (A) were excessive in time, energy and resource consumption, (B) included both liquid and solid waste and fumes, some of which requiring special treatment for disposal, (C) included the use of chemicals for film and plate processing, and (D) included a substantial waste of materials such as the 'make ready' stage of offset printing.
Digital printing enables a commercial printing company to lower their minimum order requirements and run lengths which lead to less consumption and less waste. It is estimated that prior to the advent of digital print as much as 56% of all print was thrown away unused.
- Green Inks: GreenDigitalPrinting.com uses inks in their processes that are compliant with high regulatory standards, including: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the California Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, the U.S. Federal List of Hazardous Air Pollutants, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, the Nordic Swan eco label, the Rotterdam Convention for materials used in international trade, and the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone, among others.
- Green Substrates: After factoring the eco-friendliness of printing equipment and consumables used in digital printing, the next step is to choose quality recycled paper and recycled board stocks (also referred to as "substrates") to print onto.
GreenDigitalPrinting.com clients are more concerned with how green a substrate is than the actual brand name so, based on that, this commercial printing company has created their own classification of substrates that provides you with a choice of how much green you want. All stocks are Forest Stewardship Council certified and you can choose from “Tree Friendly” (30% recycled content), “Tree Hugger” (50% recycled content), or “Tree Saver” (100% recycled content).
- No Compromise in Quality: A substantial amount of the company’s print experience is with media packaging, which means their products have to compare favorably against similar products from the largest printing companies in North America. With this in mind GreenDigitalPrinting.com has invested on print technology that is as good and, in many cases, better than offset print when it comes to clarity and color. While most digital printers use dry toner, their systems use liquid ink which is much more able to reproduce the quality "look and feel" of offset print than other forms of digital print.
Get started today! Your time is valuable so now is the time to experience a commercial printing company that puts the speed, convenience and power of on-line quoting and ordering in your hands through your own private User Account and VIP Program. If you don’t find exactly what you need you can send through your exact requirements to GreenDigitalPrinting.com with an online custom quote request.