In the current society the concern about the environment is forefront in our mind. Here at Impact Printing we are doing everything possible in our trade in order to make sure we are being as environmentally conscious as we can.
As an example our offset department starts with a chemical free metal plate. By employing these metal plates, we have cut out the use of about seven different chemicals that were necessary for the previous methods. The use of polymer-plates required two chemicals and the use of our previous lithographic metal plates required five chemicals. Cutting out the use of these chemicals has not only bettered the printing environment that we are working in here at Impact Printing, but it has also removed the dispersion of these chemicals into the environment or the need for reclamation.
Additionally, in our offset printing, we are using vegetable oil based inks. Previously, press inks used to be commonly comprised of petroleum oils. The option is now available to purchase ink that is comprised of vegetable oils. We choose to use vegetable based inks at Impact Printing, making our offset printing process even more environmentally friendly.
We also have adapted our digital production department to the most ecologically friendly processes currently available, including e-friendly consumable products.
Finally, but not least important, Impact Printing recycles. In any printing environment there is a major concern about how much paper is being wasted or thrown away. We have chosen to recycle all paper, as well as cardboard and plastics, that are being disposed of. Recycling is one of the best ways for our company to make sure that we are not unnecessarily contributing to the land fills. We have reduced our weekly trash disposal by over 50% with this recycling effort.
If you have any questions about our environmentally friendly processes please feel free to call 303.450.0725.