Sunday, February 17, 2008
Printing With A Conscience
At the office, there's nothing more annoying to me than excessive use of the printer and throwing away recyclable paper in the trash (especially when it wasn't recycled paper in the first place). As print designers, creators of paper-bound designs, we hold a responsibility to better manage the resources not only of our businesses - but those of the world's as well. There are many things we can do in order to manage a more effective and sustainable work place including, but not limited to, letterhead, self-promotion pieces, mailing materials, etc.
Thankfully there's a slew of great online options for us to choose from, namely Greener Printer. At Greener Printer, you can get your business cards, stationary, sell sheets, postcards, posters, brochures, folders & more all printed on recycled papers with soy-based inks - all at extremely competitive prices. You'll even be able to see your "Eco-Audit" which shows you how many trees, water, solid waste, greenhouse gases, etc. that you've saved with your order! With several papers to select from, options to print in minimal quantities and the knowledge that you're making a responsible decision - it's a no-brainer for the modern, intelligent designer
In the future, look into Greener Printer OR one of the other responsible printers and give it a shot - you won't regret it.