Corby Printer Reduces Their Environmental Impact

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Impress review their printing techniques to provide the most environmentally friendly service yet.

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...Impress are continually improving several key areas with a view to reduce their environmental impact"

Corby based printer Impress have recently reviewed their impact on the environment and are currently improving several key areas with a view to reduce their environmental impact.

Impress will naturally comply with all legal requirements that apply to their print activities. In addition to this they also ensure the availability of necessary resources to implement, maintain and develop environmental management in order to deliver continuous improvement in their environmental performance.

All of the paper and board at Impress are Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) approved and purchased from managed forests. They continue to monitor their suppliers to ensure that supply is from sustainable forests. European mills take preference over Asian mills to reduce the environmental impact of transport. Opting for the European mills also means that Impress will comply to the stricter government regulations and controls regarding the environment.

One of the other aspects that Impress are continuously monitoring are the developments in alcohol free printing. Their current level of alcohol use to water is 5% and Impress plan to reduce this once the technology is available to do so whilst still maintaining their high quality print.

When delivering printed material, Impress will endeavor to use the most fuel efficient practical method of transport available by combining loads where possible and organize routes effectively. Impress are continuing to try to improve this area not only to keep costs to a minimum but also to help reduce environmental impact. Sales staff will also be encouraged to avoid unnecessary trips.

More recently, Impress have moved to chemistry free plates with the plates being recycled after use. They use metal based plates to achieve the required quality and continue to monitor advances in technology in this area to improve their environmental position further.

Furthermore, Impress are using aqueous polymer coatings that allow the paper to be recycled. They encourage all of their customers to use this as an alternative to UV coatings and laminates.

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