At Nettl of Glasgow, we believe that businesses have a responsibility to protect the environment. That’s why we’re committed to sustainable printing practices.
Digital printing is a more sustainable printing method than traditional offset printing. It produces less waste, uses less energy, and requires fewer chemicals.
With digital printing, there is no need to create printing plates. This eliminates a significant amount of waste, as the plates are typically made from metal or plastic. Digital printing also uses less energy than offset printing, as it does not require the use of large printing presses. Additionally, digital printing inks are typically water-based, which is less harmful to the environment than solvent-based inks used in offset printing.
We use FSC-certified paper for all of our printing. This means that the paper comes from forests that are managed responsibly, according to strict environmental and social standards.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organization that sets standards for the sustainable management of forests. FSC-certified paper is made from wood that has been harvested in a way that protects the environment and the rights of workers.
We also offer recycled paper as an option for our customers. Recycled paper helps to reduce the demand for virgin paper pulp and protect forests from deforestation.
Recycled paper is made from paper that has been used and recycled. This helps to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills. Additionally, recycled paper production uses less energy and water than virgin paper production.
Waste reduction and recycling
We recycle all of our paper waste, including cardboard, paper, and plastic. We also use a local company to recycle our ink cartridges and toner drums.
By recycling our paper waste, we help to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills. Additionally, recycling helps to conserve natural resources and reduce pollution.
We use bike couriers to deliver our print jobs within Glasgow. This helps to reduce our carbon footprint and traffic congestion.
Bikes emit zero greenhouse gases and have a very minimal impact compared to trucks and delivery vans. This also means our couriers can easily and quickly navigate the streets of Glasgow, especially at peak times. This allows us to offer fast delivery times and a valuable service for customers who need their print delivered quickly.
Other sustainable printing practices
In addition to the practices mentioned above, we also follow a number of other sustainable printing practices, such as:
- Using energy-efficient printers and copiers
- Using low-VOC inks and toners
- Optimizing print jobs to reduce paper waste
- Promoting paperless communication
We are committed to continuously improving our sustainable printing practices. We believe that sustainable printing is the way of the future, and we’re committed to leading the way.
Tips for sustainable printing
If you’re looking to make your printing more sustainable, here are a few tips:
- Choose digital printing over offset printing whenever possible.
- Use recycled paper.
- Minimise paper waste by carefully planning your print jobs.
- Recycle all of your paper waste.
- Use a local printer to reduce transportation emissions.
- Consider using a carbon offset program to further reduce your environmental impact.
By following these tips, you can help to make your printing more sustainable and protect the environment.
We believe that businesses have a responsibility to protect the environment. That’s why we’re committed to sustainable printing practices. We hope that this blog post has inspired you to make your own printing more sustainable.