Sustainable Printing Co

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Sustainable Printing Co Sustainability

Printing that won't cost the Earth

At Sustainable Printing Co, we’re all about providing high quality printing that draws attention to your brand while conserving the environment. Using 100% recycled papers and eco-friendly inks, we have worked hard to make eco friendly printing as cost effective as the non sustainable alternatives.

About Sustainable Printing Co

  • Status
  • Unverified
  • Employees
  • 5 - 25
  • Industry
  • Printing
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Founded
  • 1988

Sustainable Printing Co Sustainability Actions

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Share The Love

We work efficiently and sustainably by working collectively with our customers. We identify like-minded customers who have similar print requirements and we help them by producing their jobs together on the same printing presses. This in turn reduces wastage and has positive implications for our customers – more cost effective and faster turnaround printing. It’s a win-win for you and the environment.

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Vegetable Based Inks

Vegetable based inks are used in our offset printing and are the eco-friendlier alternative to petroleum based inks. Our soy and vegetable products are used in our inks for their oils, which act as the vehicle for the ink pigments. Made from the extracts of corn, walnut, coconut, linseed, canola and soy bean, the oils and extracts are often blended in order to utilise the key characteristics of each oil for best printing results. Vegetable based inks are a renewable resource and do not require harmful solvents/chemicals for cleaning the printing presses. Vegetable based inks are easier to de-ink as opposed to petroleum-based inks in the recycling process. Soy and vegetable-based inks are widely recognized as the environmentally friendly choice. At Sustainable Printing Co, we also implement a recycle and reuse program in our factory that see’s 100% of all paper offcuts and printing plate either reused or recycled. This is another initiative our print staff drive to steer materials away from landfill and promote a circular business/economy where waste is reused and recycled. We also reuse unused inks for future jobs. More information at www.sustainableprintingco.com.au

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Lean Green Printing

At Sustainable Printing Co, we operate under what we call a ‘Lean-Green Manufacturing’ processes. This has involved us investing into modern, state of the art printing presses and finishing equipment that minimises waste and maximises efficiency. - 100% of all paper waste is recycled on a weekly basis - 100% of all printing plates are recycled - We use 100% recycled papers, some of which are manufactured carbon neutral - Digitally imaged printing plates are developed in our chemical free processor which uses only non-toxic processing fluids - Computerised press controls deliver accurate colour fast, minimising make ready waste and allowing us to tightly monitor quality and consistency throughout print runs - We invested in a new Heidelberg Anicolour printing press that saw a reduction in set-up paper wastage by 90%! - Dry toner digital print capabilities for short-run jobs allow us to print only the quantity needed - Computerised bindery equipment reduces waste and minimizes errors We take genuine interest and care in reducing our printing’s environmental footprint. We do all this while also working hard to offer cost effective printing.