Where can I go for Environmental Printing Services?
At Butterfly Print and Design, we have ambitions to become the most environmental printing company. With developments in equipment, paper and ink, it is now possible to offer quality print solutions in sustainable ways. There is no compromise when opting for environmental printing.
We have sourced green suppliers and have been proactively working towards being carbon neutral and sending zero waste to landfill. These steps have benefits for us, our clients and their customers.
If your business is also working towards optimising its green credentials, your supply chain is crucial. You need to know that they operate with the same values. By offering environmental printing services, we can tick that box for all of your stationery printing and print media.
Rebuilding the economy is dependent on businesses delivering what consumers want. Rather than a fixed formula, this is constantly evolving. Currently, research into consumer habits has identified four major factors that currently inform buying decisions:
Convenience – Quick and easy to order and receive goods and services
Price – Competitive and offering perceived value
Quality – Fit for purpose and considered,with attention to detail
Eco Credentials – Aiding consumers to reduce their environmental footprint
No matter what industry you are in, it is likely that positive eco-credentials will influence consumer choice. This goes beyond the products you sell; it needs to be central to every business decision, company policy and process. You need to ensure that your supply chain also demonstrates environmental responsibility.
Can you Go Green without Compromising Print Quality or Price?
The challenge for any business is that quality, price and convenience cannot be compromised in the bid to go green. Whilst consumers may be willing to pay a little more for brands with proven environmental track record, it is a fine line.
As a sustainable supplier of business stationery, we can assist you in your sustainability goal. We offer printed menus, leaflets, Point of Sale displays and full-colour banners and related items. We can assure you that with our printers, there is no compromise on quality or speed of production.
What makes us an Environmental Printing Company?
Our policy is to be carbon neutral and send zero waste to landfill. We are achieving this in the following ways:
Water is a finite resource, so we can promote its conservation by avoiding using it unnecessarily. Conventional printing requires dampening solutions that contain chemicals and produce tainted wastewater. With waterless printing, there is no need for these chemicals or wastewater management.
The original inks used to print fabric and paper were derived from plants. Then it was discovered that petroleum inks were quick to dry and offered greater vibrancy. The problem is that these inks contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and metals, which are harmful to both print workers and the environment.
Things have now come full circle, with local printers like us opting for vegetable and soy inks. Print clarity and colour are achieved without compromise. Further information is detailed in this print research that was published in the Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Functional Materials.
These natural inks are easily removed in the recycling process, allowing paper fibres to be reused, which brings us to the next point.
Premium Quality Recycled Paper
We all know the importance of trees, so as a responsible printing company, we want to minimise the number that are felled for business stationery and printed marketing materials. There is no reduction in quality from the premium recycled papers that we source. From flyers to business card printing, you can help extend the global supply for fibres by choosing recycled paper.
We also take care to optimise the design layout, so that waste is minimised when the papers are cut to size. Off-cuts are collected and recycled, not binned.
LED Drying System for Printed Materials
A LED drying system is used to fix the printed inks. This efficient option negates the need for sprays, sealers or varnishes which are often used to finish the print.
Using light not heat, LED drying is fast and results in a vivid depth of colour. What’s more, the issue of ink transferring from one sheet to another is eliminated, which cuts waste. Professional results, at speed, with environmental benefits – you can see why we favour this process!
Packaging and Delivery of Business Printing Orders
We only use recycled and recyclable materials to package print orders – there is no plastic in our packaging. As a local printer, many of our customers are just a short drive away. Our electric van is the perfect means of delivering print orders whilst fulfilling environmental credentials.
If you have questions about our business printing services or would like a sample to check the print quality for yourself, get in touch on 01494 782605. We are happy to advise and provide quotes to meet your requirements.