A 2020 study by IBM and the National Retail Foundation showed that nearly 70% of consumers in the United States and Canada believe it is important for a brand to be sustainable or eco-friendly. This desire extends to sustainable printing and the simple steps you can take to find eco-friendly printing solutions for retail displays. The use of paper from recycled materials is a well-known environmentally responsible production method. However, green printing goes beyond the act of recycling paper. Sustainable printing solutions include a commitment from printers and material manufacturers to reduce or stop the use of non-sustainable printing practices and raw material sourcing. In addition to eliminating non-sustainable practices in our day-to-day operations, Forge is currently re-evaluating our entire product line. Our goal is to eliminate non-sustainable materials when they can be replaced by a sustainable solution that meets the price and durability standards of similar, non-sustainable substrates. Be on the lookout for more news on this initiative in late spring 2021!
How can a company reduce its environmental impact?
Sustainable green printing practices are easy to initiate when you partner with Forge. As an SGP Certified Printer, we were built with sustainability in mind. As part of our commitment to sustainable printing and the highest print quality possible, we use printing presses with the lowest environmental footprint in their class. We’re always proud to show off our facility, and because of our commitment to eco-friendly printing solutions you will not see fume hoods extracting chemical gasses from our printing presses. None of our inks contain solvents or other environmentally unfriendly chemicals that are caustic and (quite frankly) stinky. If you are interested in learning more about sustainable options for your retail graphics, we’ll show you a solution that meets your requirements while staying within your budget.
Let’s make something great together, and reduce our carbon footprint while we’re at it!