If you are looking for an eco-friendly printing company in the Connecticut and Massachusetts area, Minuteman Press is your solution.
At Minuteman Press, we provide quality products while taking measures to minimize our impact on the environment. Many years ago, printing was a process laden with chemicals and paper waste. In the 21st century, we use chemical-free equipment, have minimal paper waste, employ extensive recycling programs, and use a variety of environmentally-friendly products.
Please continue reading to see how we can work together to ensure that your project has a minimal impact on our environment.
In addition to our efforts below, we are also planting a tree for every invoice, every month. Click here to learn more about our efforts and the organization making it all possible.
DIGITAL PRINTING IS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Digital printing is chemical-free and creates less waste paper than offset printing.
OUR CARBONLESS IS GREEN
The mini capsules that allow you to write from one sheet of carbonless to the next are a soy-based product.
SOY BASED INK FOR YOUR PRINTING
Upon your request, we will use soy-based ink. Soy-based ink is available in as many colors as standard ink.
We offer many environmentally friendly paper options. Just tell us what you are looking for and we will be happy to make a paper suggestion based on your needs. The chart below lists a few of our favorites from Mohawk and Neenah.
|Paper Name||Carbon Neutral||Windpower||Green Seal||Green-e||PCW||Chlorine Free|
|Strathmore Script |
6 whites / colors, smooth / pinstripe
|Strathmore Writing, 25% Cotton |
3 whites / colors, wove / laid
In addition to being manufactured with wind-generated electricity, the thermal energy used in the manufacture of several grades is offset with Verified Emissions Reduction credits (VERs) that fund renewable, emission-free energy projects.
Electricity used is offset with certified windpower certificates.
Green Seal is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment and transforming the marketplace by promotion the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services, www.greenseal.org
Green-e is the nation’s leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy products. Green-e certifies that the wind-generated electricity purchased meets strict environmental and consumer protection standards. www.green-e.org
Post consumer waste (pcw) is material recovered after being used by a consumer, as opposed to waste from industrial processes. This reduces the use of virgin fibers, but also keeps these materials out of the landfill.
Process chlorine free (PCF) papers contain post consumer recycled fiber that was processed without the use of any additional chlorine or chlorine compounds. If these papers also contain a percentage of virgin fiber, the virgin fiber must have been processed without the use of any chlorine or chlorine compounds. Elemental chlorine free (ECF) papers may have been bleached with chlorine compounds such as chlorine dioxide, but are free of elemental chlorine.