Don’t fall for printing myths that have no substance!

March 30, 2014 · Print This Article

Almost every email you receive nowadays, ends with the line, “Consider the environment before printing this email”. You will find this soon to be a printing myth buster as there are many other ways you can effectively work to save the environment.

There are so many other factors you can take into account during your printing process to make a difference.

  • A no-brainer but something that is not followed by everyone is the recycling of paper, cartridges, toners and printers 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.
  • The most important factor to be kept in mind is to use only ENERGY STAR® certified products that 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.
  • Always choose paper from organisations that partner with WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network as they ensure that the paper comes from sustainable forests. 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?’  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.

To learn more about the benefits of printing your emails, contact Minuteman Press in Vincent, East London today for more information!