Why You Should Switch To Environmentally Friendly Printing

Why You Should Switch To Environmentally Friendly Printing

It seems like just about everything is moving to the internet these days.  Sure, not everything is going to be able to make that transition, but we may soon come to a day where there are no more books or newspapers or magazines—as they will all be published digitally.

Part of this, of course, comes out of the reasoning that digital printing and distribution saves money. Indeed, when you use fewer physical resources you save money. But what many have also come to find—and might prefer, about the digital revolution—is that digital printing and distribution also saves the environment because there are fewer wasted paper materials.

Environmentally Friendly Printing

Yes, digital printing can be great for the environment, but that doesn’t mean you have to completely forgo traditional physical printing; at least for now.  There is still a need and desire for tactile materials, so if you have the kind of business that relies on things like pamphlets or newsletters, for example, perhaps you should consider environmentally-friendly printing as an intermediary.Image result for Why You Should Switch To Environmentally Friendly Printing

There are many types of environmentally-friendly Doculand printing practices. This could include:

    • digital formats, of course, instead of any and all printed materials
    • using recycled paper
    • using recycled ink cartridges
    • switching to soy-based inks (because they are not a pollutant)
    • two-sided printing

Why is Environmentally Friendly Printing Important?

As mentioned above, many companies and even many consumers still like tactile, traditional media. That means you are going to want to maintain a few of the old-fashioned marketing schemes that have worked in the past, even as you are making the transition to go fully digital.

But even as you continue to need traditional physical marketing materials, you need to know that traditional printing methods result in a pollutant called “volatile organic compounds.”  These are emitted from printing machines—in the form of gases—as the result of the breaking down of the many chemical solids and liquids involved with the printing process. These are, of course, bad for the environment, posing both short term and long term risks to health, too.

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