Our Sustainability Efforts
Our papers are produced by sustainable methods and where available, contain a high level of recycled content. Many of our inks are formulated with a vegetable oil base. All of our scrap paper and trimmings are returned to the University recycling stream.
While we have taken steps to reduce some usage of paper, such as promoting proofing from PDFs, we believe that the printed word on paper is a sustainable and environmentally responsible communication method. Paper is produced from an infinitely renewable resource, and is easily recycled when no longer needed. The use of paper encourages suppliers to plant more trees than they harvest. Well designed paper documents have a higher rate of reader retention, are much more portable and elicit a higher reader response to invitations and solicitations than those sent electronically.
Sustainability in the offset printing process
Those who are familiar with offset printing may not be aware of the technological changes that have occurred in this industry in recent years. Film and the harsh chemicals to develop the film are no longer used. While there are still some chemicals used in the plate and proofing process they are much more environmentally friendly today.
Ink on Paper—Sustainable, Recyclable and Powerful