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As a responsible business owner it’s likely you’ve thought about your impact on the environment and how your business contributes to the state of the world. The good news is that there are ways to lessen your business’ footprint using eco friendly printing methods and ideas.

Eco Friendly Print: 7 Things to Consider Before You Go Green

1. Choose Your Company Wisely

Make sure you team up with a design and print company that is committed to both print quality and protecting the environment. Each company will have different methods, techniques and policies regarding their commitment to sustainability; don’t be afraid to ask questions to find out if they are the right fit for you.

2. Find the Right Balance

We all have a budget we need to work with when it comes to our marketing. But if you want to be environmentally conscious, it can’t always be they key factor. You’re going to have to find the right balance between costs and sustainability. That line is different for everyone and you’ll have to work to strike a comfortable balance.

3. Lamination Isn’t Off the Table

Being conscious of the environment doesn’t mean you have to go without special features. There are print lamination options that look fantastic without the same negative impact of traditional materials. Cellulose lamination is less harmful than lamination with traditional plastics, and corn lamination is also an option.

4. Recycled Paper

Recycled paper is a good way to go green, but it pays to work with an experienced printer who wont sacrifice the finish of your printed materials. Kwik Kopy Centre staff are experts in recycled paper stocks, and will be happy to provide you with samples.

5. Paper Weight

Using a heavier paper weight on your print job can turn a ‘green’ project into something else entirely. Lighter weight paper takes far less time to biodegrade than heavier paper stock – and is generally cheaper too.

6. Enviro Ink Choices

Most people consider paper choices when they think of eco friendly printing but few consider the ink. Some inks are harmful to the environment and can be difficult to recycle. Your printer can talk you through the eco friendly ink options they have available.

7. Think Embossing and Debossing

Instead of foil stamping on your business stationery, consider utilising embossing or debossing for an attention grabbing design.  

Are you looking for eco friendly printing or more sustainable print methods? Contact your nearest Kwik Kopy Centre today to find out all about our environmental sustainability policies and see how we can make your next print job more ‘green’.

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