Article • October 29, 2020 • 7 min read
Responsible printing in the modern world is one of the most necessary ways to save the environment. Over the past years, the landscape of print sourcing, customer behavior, and logistics have changed drastically. Consumers now judge brands by their commitment to social responsibility issues, and not just on their marketing campaigns.
Responsible printing in the modern world is one of the most necessary ways to save the environment.
Over the past years, the landscape of print sourcing, customer behavior, and logistics have changed drastically. Consumers now judge brands by their commitment to social responsibility issues, and not just on their marketing campaigns.
At Cloudprinter.com we have been working hard over the last few years to deliver print products in any market around the world, whilst trying to bring the social and environmental impact down to as low as possible.
The eco-friendly approach in printing began before we started to print. The very important step, which is always hiding in the background, is choosing the facilities and technology for printing certain types and circulations of products. With Cloudprinter.com you won’t have to make this choice - the best set will be selected automatically.
Let’s specify how we have achieved this:
• Print local to reduce CO2 emissions
First of all, Cloudprinter.com’s partners consist of eco-friendly printing companies from around the world. This means that your order will be printed as close as possible to your placement. This significantly decreases the shipping distance and as a result, will reduce fuel emissions, CO2 footprint, delivery time, and price.
• The environmentally friendly print process at the production floor (ink, paper, lamination)
All the products we deliver in any market in the world are according to the highest and most modern eco-friendly standards, we reach this by taking care of the following:
THE SAFETY OF INK
Some types of ink are petroleum solvent-based, but they could be replaced by soybean oil.
The eco-friendly inks are preferable for food packaging and recommended for children's books.
UV inks are another alternative to eco-friendly printer inks. These inks are solid and do not include water or other liquids. The ink cures on the material under the action of UV light.
THE SAFETY OF PAPER
Paper is made of wood that absorbs CO2, and if it is taken from appropriately managed sustainable forests, its consumption cuts CO2. Certified company FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) provides forest management and gives the certification only to the companies which meet specific and rigorous standards.
Printing is often provided on recycled and biodegradable printing paper, which does not harm the environment.
THE SAFETY OF LAMINATION
Biodegradable lamination looks the same as the traditional one.
THE SAFETY OF THE PROCESS
The newest equipment and qualified specialists guaranteed the minimal amount of waste that appears during the setting up. And all the waste is then subsequently recycled.
THE SAFETY OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION
The quality and novelty of the equipment is the key to reducing energy consumption.
• Neutral / 0 energy waster
Our key print partners are using solar power or green energy to ensure zero waste from their energy consumption.
Eco-friendly printing companies use purification systems for water that was used in the printing process.
• Social and labor
It’s very important to follow laws and regulations concerning the environment, safety, and health. And provide safe and healthy workplaces and environments for employees and clients.
Let's demonstrate more compassion towards our planet and think about tomorrow with Cloudprinter.com!