GREEN Printing: Saving the Earth One Paper at a Time

The average office worker uses 1.5 lbs. of paper per day, which could equal 360 lbs. per year. If you multiply that by the amount of people in your office, you'll see why green printing is so important. The use of paper isn't the problem, but it's how we create and print on the paper that makes the difference. Lake Printing's mission is to be a premier FSC/SFI certified graphics, print, and promotional products provider in the markets we serve.

There are many ways we can help you create print products that are beautiful while protecting the environment. We strive to work with companies that harvest trees in an environmentally conscience way and our printing processes also help our planet.

Our Green Certifications

FSC Certification

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, non-profit organization. Its mission is to promote responsible management of the world's forests. FSC has developed strict standards for responsible forest management and forest product producers. The presence of the FSC chain of custody logo shows that every entity that has touched the final printed piece was certified and the paper was sourced responsibly.

SFI Certification

Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) is also an independent non-profit group. Their program is based on the idea that responsible environmental behavior and sound business practices can go together. SFI practices sustainability in all their program participant forests ensuring the long-term health and sustainability of millions of acres of forest.

How Lake Printing is Using Sustainable Printing Practices

Making a few changes in our workflow has made a HUGE impact on the earth. By recycling, and being aware of the materials used, we are helping to save the forests, one tree at a time. Check out these ways that our shop is helping the planet.
  • Using soy ink instead of petroleum based ink. Using alcohol-free press solutions.
  • Recycling all wastepaper, cardboard, used printing plates, solvents, and used toner cartridges.
  • Using recycled paper whenever possible.
  • Creating printing plates with computer-to-plate technology.
  • Using washable shop towels in production area instead of disposable.
  • Sending customer proofs as PDF format via email whenever possible.
  • Re-using boxes and packing material received in incoming shipments to package outgoing deliveries.

Lake Printing is a Green Certified Printer

Paper comes from forests that can provide us with clean water, fresh air, and protects us from global warming. Because of this, we intend to be the best green printing company in the country by offering you a paper that has been certified to be kinder to the environment. With over 66 years of printing experience, Lake Printing will provide you with print industry knowledge that can't be matched by online printers, as well as the ability to create print products that will keep the earth thriving for the next 66 years and more. Contact us at 573-346-0600 to learn more about what YOU can do to make your print requests more sustainable!

You Can Trust Lake Printing for Your Large & Small Print Needs

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