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Choosing an environmental paper stock for your next print job

Deciding to make your print job environmentally friendly is a commendable choice, but understanding labels and paper standards can be challenging, even for the most eco-conscious individuals. Plus, it’s crucial to determine which environmental paper stock is best for your specific job.

To simplify the process and make eco-friendly choices without the confusion, consult this guide and discuss your options with your local Kwik Kopy Account Manager. They can offer expert advice on the most suitable eco-friendly solutions for your upcoming print job.

Making sense of green standards and labels

Recycled

Paper that is partially or entirely made from recycled materials.

ECF – Elemental Chlorine-Free

Woodpulps bleached without the use of chlorine gas, a product found to cause toxins in pulp mill effluents.

TCF – Totally Chlorine-Free

Paper made from wood pulps bleached without using any chlorine chemicals, such as chlorine gas or chlorine dioxide.

EMAS – EU Eco-Management Audit Scheme

A voluntary environmental management system for companies and organisations. This standard requires public reporting on progress towards environmental targets, and rigorous environmental management.

1S0 14001 – International Environmental Management Standard

A voluntary environmental management system for companies and organisations. This standard requires public reporting on progress towards environmental targets, and rigorous environmental management.

Nordic Swan

An eco-label primarily used for papers produced by Scandinavian integrated pulp and paper mills with exceptionally low sulphur emissions.

Examples of paper stocks for business printing

Mega Recycled

Produced using 50% post consumer waste, this high quality stock is FSC Certified and has ISO14001 accreditation. Mega Recycled is manufactured at the Gohrsmuhle Mill, who have their own waste water treatment plant.

Recommended for: Magazines, Brochures, Catalogues, Stationery, Newsletters, Point of Sale

Evergreen

Evergreen is the complete range of recycled and alternative fibre papers. Your choice of product includes 100% post-consumer fibre, 50% bamboo fibres combined with 50% post-consumer fibre and 30% post-consumer fibre combined with ECF pulp. All post-consumer waste is processed chlorine free (PCF).

Recommended for: Brochures, Catalogues, Certificates, Covers, Folders, Letterhead, Stationery

PrintKote

Printkote is an environmentally responsible paper manufactured using ECF pulp sourced from sustainable, well managed forests. Printkote’s manufacture is certified under ISO 14001 environmental management systems.

Recommended for: Covers, Folders, Greetings cards, Invitations, Packaging, Swing tags

For a more comprehensive look at our eco-friendly paper options you can see our eco paper guide, or you can give your local Kwik Kopy centre a call to talk through your options.

Titan Plus Gloss

Titan Plus Gloss is an environmentally responsible paper produced in accordance with ISO 14001 environmental management standards, using Elemental Chlorine-Free (ECF) pulps from sustainable, well-managed forests.

Recommended for: Annual Reports, Brochures, Catalogues, Corporate Communications, Covers, Menus, Newsletters, Prospectus

For a more comprehensive look at our eco-friendly paper options you can see our eco paper guide, or you can give your local Kwik Kopy centre a call to talk through your options.

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How do I make custom invitations?

Making custom invitations is a creative process that involves designing the layout, choosing visuals and deciding on the text. If you’re not confident in your design skills, you can seek professional assistance. Kwik Kopy offers graphic design services to help bring your invitation ideas to life — contact your nearest centre today to get started!

What information should I write on an invitation?

Include essential details like the event name, date, time and venue. Be clear about the purpose and any additional information, such as dress code or RSVP instructions. Kwik Kopy’s graphic designers can guide you on the best way to present this information for a visually appealing invitation.

What paper and printing options are available for invitations?

Kwik Kopy provides various paper options for invitations, with different stock types and weights to suit your preferences. Whether you want a glossy or matte finish, our invitation printing services offer the flexibility to create a custom invitation design that matches your vision.

How long does it take to print invitations?

Turnaround times for printing invitations can vary based on factors like the complexity of the design and the quantity ordered. It’s advisable to check with your local Kwik Kopy centre for specific turnaround times. Depending on your needs, same-day printing or a few days turnaround may be available.

Can Kwik Kopy help with custom invitation design?

Yes, Kwik Kopy provides graphic design services to assist you in creating visually stunning and unique invitations. Our team of skilled designers can work with you to craft a custom invitation that captures the essence of your event.

Explore our offerings for a complete suite of business stationery, such as custom stamps, envelopes, postcards, complimentary slips and letterheads. Turn your creative ideas into reality with Kwik Kopy’s printing, signage and design expertise — request a quote today!

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