MODERNISTIC Receives SGIA Sustainability Recognition Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

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MODERNISTIC Only Printer in the World to Receive This Distinction for Five Consecutive Years

"MODERNISTIC takes great pride as the only printer to receive this award five years in a row," said Scott Schulte, Co-CEO of MODERNISTIC.

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) member company MODERNISTIC was recently honored with their fifth consecutive SGIA Sustainability Recognition Award. MODERNISTIC continues to distinguish itself as a leader of sustainable business practices by being the only printer in the world to receive this distinction for five consecutive years.

Each company was asked to outline the 2013 sustainability project they had undertaken. Modernistic Inc. has reduced their volume of wax in their screen making area by 46%. Measures were implemented to drop that number to 0% going forward by using their new Signtronic Stencil Master Screen making machine.

This process change reduces the environmental footprint by lowering risks to the environment. When making screens for printing, wax is reduced, and therefore Modernistic's environmental footprint is reduced. Utilizing our new Signtronic Stencil Master Screen making machine there is no longer a need for plotting an opaque wax mask in the process. Shipping heavy wax is eliminated and this non-toxic water soluble wax is no longer washed into the wastewater stream.

MODERNISTIC first received certification from the Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership in 2009, and is currently only one of a few screen and digital large format printers in the nation with this distinction. The SGP is the first and only national certification for printers that have implemented environmentally sustainable business practices.

"MODERNISTIC takes great pride as the only printer to receive this award five years in a row," said Scott Schulte, Co-CEO of MODERNISTIC. "Recognition by SGIA for our efforts helps validate our sustainability activities to both our customer base and our employees."

For additional information on MODERNISTIC's leading edge environmental initiatives, please contact DeAnn Strenke, Marketing Manager, at 651-229-3748, info(at)modprint(dot)com or visit or

About MODERNISTIC: Celebrating 75 years of being family owned and operated since 1938, MODERNISTIC, centrally located in the US, provides retailers with complete point-of-purchase solutions and fleet graphics. Creative and project management teams are supported with the following capabilities all under one roof:

It's rare that a company has all of these capabilities in-house, coupled with mounting, kitting, and assembly. MODERNISTIC offers them all in one integrated facility that's G7 and SGP (Sustainable Green Printing) certified!

SGIA - Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community
"Specialty imaging" comprises digital imaging, screen printing and the many other imaging technologies SGIA members use, including those they'll tap in the future. These are the imaging processes and technologies employed to create new products and to enhance existing products including point-of-purchase displays, signs, advertisements, garments, containers and vehicles. Make the most of your specialty imaging business.

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