What is the truth behind printing myths in Sandton?

April 25, 2014 · Print This Article

Companies in Sandton have started realising the importance of going “green” and supporting the call for a more eco-friendly environment has been heard worldwide. Although many companies are adapting to the motto of: “Consider the environment before printing this email” and are trying to create a paperless environment, commercial printing companies are proving this to be a printing myth buster by providing companies with various other ways in which they can effectively work to help save the environment.

There are various aspects that you can take into account during the printing process that will help you to achieve a greener stance:

  • One of the most important factors that should be kept in mind is to use only ENERGY STAR® certified products. These products automatically ‘sleep’ when not in use. This ensures the amount of power these products consume when not in use is considerably lesser than others that are not certified.
  • A no-brainer but something that is not followed by everyone is the recycling of paper, cartridges, toners and printer once they cross their shelf life. However, a positive trend here is that a large number of offices have dedicated recycling programs in partnerships with other recycling organisations around the world.
  • Always choose paper from organisations that partner with WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network as they ensure that the paper comes from sustainable forests. Use recycled paper in an effort to keep your environment even more “green”. Another factor to check on the packaging of the paper is if it consists of 30% post-consumer recycled content.

Don’t simply print for the sake of printing. Always ask yourself, ‘Do I really need a hard copy of this?’ Remind your personnel often how important it is that you strive towards a paperless environment! Never print pages that only have a few lines of text on it; it’s a complete waste of paper.  Try not to reprint pages. Thus, ensure your printing and cartridge settings are what you want before you realise you have made a mistake and print again.

Contact Minuteman Press in Sandton today to find out more about green printing processes and all of the other services that we offer!

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