Printing Green

By Leonard Stern is committed daily to environmentally friendly printing and manufacturing practices across our broad product line. As you can see from all of the information below, we are trying to be a completely “Green Manufacturing Facility” by involving our suppliers, employees and customers in printing and working GREEN together.


100# GLOSS TEXT • All of our 100# Gloss Text paper carries the industry coveted (Tri-certification). This paper is FSC, SFI & PEFC certified paper. This paper also contains at least 10% PCW (Post Consumer Waste) fiber content and the mill who produces this paper utilizes environmentally friendly Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) papermaking for enhanced permanence. This paper comes from 100% well-managed forests in the USA, making it a true domestic paper.

14 pt. GLOSS COVER • Much of our 14 pt. C2S Gloss Cover is SFI Certified. This paper comes from 100% well-managed forests in the USA, making it a true domestic paper. We are in the process of converting all of our 14 pt. paper to certified and recycled.

70# UNCOATED OFFSET OPAQUE TEXT • Our 70# Uncoated Offset Opaque Text contains 10% Post Consumer waste (PCW) and is considered a recycled paper. This is a domestic paper from the USA.

HOW IS MANUFACTURING GREEN? recycles all of its scrap paper from the pressroom on through the finishing bindery, so no paper enters landfills. This scrap paper is used to manufacture other paper products down the line using industry certified environmentally friendly recycling practices. recycles all of its wood pallets from shipments of paper and other products. Excess wood pallets are on a scheduled pick up for recycling, and are used for various other products such as: Mulch, Shredded die injected pallet making, burning for heat ovens in other manufacturing facilities, and many others. uses an automated, chemistry free CTP plate making process to produce 100% of its pressroom aluminum printing plates. No chemicals are used and nothing harms the environment in the water system through plate rinsing or finishing with harmful chemicals. recycles 100% of its Aluminum printing plates that are used on our presses, and the plates are used to manufacture other aluminum products. uses a water-based aqueous coating that is 100% biodegradable on all products that are printed on coated paper. employees also contribute to recycling paper, plastic, and aluminum products through corporate waste/recycling bins throughout the production facility. All of these products are taken to a local municipality recycling facility. distributes and ships all of its finished products in recycled corrugated boxes that are sealed with recycled brown kraft paper tape. uses RYOBI printing presses which are known world wide to reduce make ready times, reduce waste and also uses less electricity than other printing presses in the industry. Having used other top name printing presses in the past, we have noticed a significant difference in paper waste, ink waste, and electrical savings using RYOBI presses, which is all good for the environment and keeping costs low, so we can pass these savings onto you the buying customer with lower prices. ships all of its products with UPS, who use eco friendly trucks that have no pollution emissions when their trucks sit idle, and their trucks all carry this certification. utilizes “used” hand/shop rags in its pressroom and production facility that are picked up weekly and “turnover clean/wash recycled” from a local supplier who is OHSA certified.

Leonard Stern President a division of Printmore Litho Inc.