Monday, April 2, 2018

Lake Printing is GREEN Printing!

Printing is a practice that is used in almost every office space all over the world, and it involves electricity, ink, and paper. All of these can make a huge impact on the planet, and that's why Lake Printing has become a Green Certified Printer. We care about protecting this planet, but we also realize that you need professional print products just as much as ever, so we've found a great compromise. Here are a few reasons why we believe in green printing, and how our shop protects the earth one sheet of paper at a time.



It's in the Ink

At Lake Printing we use green printing practices from beginning to end, so it's no surprise that even our ink is eco-friendly. We use soy ink instead of petroleum based ink not just because it's better for the earth, but it can also produce brighter, more vibrant colors. This means that the end result is safe for the earth and visually appealing. It can also be more cost effective than other oil-based inks.

Recycling

This is generally one of the first things that come to mind when you think of ways to be more eco-friendly. Recycling all of our waste paper, cardboard, used printing plates, solvents and used toner cartridges means that instead of these items going straight to a landfill, they are re-purposed and re-used. We also use recycled paper whenever possible. Some projects need to have new paper, but if we have the choice of going the green route, we always do. You can never go wrong with recycling!

Using Washable Items

Paper towels are a huge resource, but they are also extremely wasteful from an eco-friendly perspective. From beginning to end the process to make them uses more resources than you would imagine, like oil, water and of course, trees. Paper towels also end up in the landfills when they are used, and while they will biodegrade eventually, it takes at least one year to do so. Unfortunately, paper towels aren't just made from trees, and any chemicals in them are also degrading into our earth. This is why Lake Printing makes it a point to use washable shop towels in the production area instead of disposable. In this way, we are able to save hundreds of trees, but also save tons of space in the landfills just with this one eco-friendly choice.

Eco-friendly Proofs

As the best national printing company, one of the most important parts of our business is sending proofs to our clients, while many companies will show printed proofs, we have made the choice to send customers PDF proofs via email whenever possible. This saves on the amount of paper and ink that is wasted on a proof so we can use it for the actual print piece. By choosing to accept PDF proofs, you are helping us help the environment. If you can opt for the PDF or virtual proof, it's always best to do so.

Saving the Earth One Piece of Paper at a Time

At Lake Printing, we take green printing seriously, and that's why we've taken specific measures to create an eco-friendly workflow. While green printing is important to us, your satisfaction is also important, which is why we only use the best products so you have the highest satisfaction in our products. If you're ready to start saving the planet while still receiving the best print products, visit our website to learn more!

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


6815 Hwy 54 • Osage Beach MO 65065
573-346-0600


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