Printing that doesn't cost the earth
Here at StuPrint.com, we're committed to helping the environment so when you order 'Green', here is what you'll be getting.
100 percent certified paper
Our green paper is 100% certified.
We only use paper from companies which are dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world's forests.
Vegetable oil based inks
There are three main areas of concern:
- VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
emitted as the ink dries.
- Heavy metals
these are contained in certain pigments (particularly metallic colours) and can result in environmental and worker health hazards.
- Non-renewable resources
the oil content in non-vegetable oil inks is petroleum-based.
Our green printing uses vegetable oil-based inks.
Vegetable oil inks have much lower rates of VOCs emissions than mineral oil inks. Also, in contrast to mineral oils, vegetable oils are derived from renewable resources, and the inks made from them are more easily removed from waste paper during de-inking. Another plus is that the pigments in the vegetable oil inks do not usually contain heavy metals.
For more information on any of these techniques, please visit:
The definitive environmental printing and paper website in the UK.