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April 2009 Green scene

Apr 1, 2009 12:00 AM,

Green news in the printing industry

Compromise-free plates

Apr 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

It's easier than ever to go green in prepress as ecofriendly plate technology steps up to conventional CTP benchmarks.

INX Intl. Charlotte earns ISO 14001 cert

Mar 10, 2009 12:00 AM,

INX International Ink Co.’s Charlotte, NC, facility has been recognized for its commitment to environmental stewardship. The facility is now certified ISO 14001 compliant.

Tokyo, Indiana printers partner in North American market

Mar 10, 2009 12:00 AM,

Quality Printing Co. (Anderson, IN) has announced the establishment of a new, strategic network partnership with Tokyo-based Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.’s ( Global Meta-Media (GMM) Division.

Japs-Olson joins PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative

Mar 10, 2009 12:00 AM,

Japs Olson Co. (Minneapolis), which operates a 512,000-sq.-ft. printing and mailing facility, is a charter member of the PIM (Printing Industry of Minnesota) Great Printer Environmental Initiative. The program demonstrates a commitment to go beyond what is required by government regulatory agencies in environmental, health and safety compliance.

Xerox CEO Mulcahy discusses economy with IL printers

Feb 5, 2009 12:00 AM,

Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy met with a group of printers in Chicago to share her insights on driving results in today’s economy

Air care

Feb 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By American Printer staff

DuraColor LLC, a $17 million printer in Racine, WI, has come a long way from a predecessor company's bankruptcy in 2004. The company's sales success has stemmed from its ability to meet tough deadlines with quality printing, which has enabled it to attract and maintain a stable of major clients. An ISO-9001-2000 company, DuraColor employs 60 and operates two shifts. DuraColor does both standard and

Egan Printing celebrates new green initiatives

Jan 22, 2009 12:00 AM,

The Egan Printing Co. will showcase its new green initiatives at its company open house on Thursday February 5

Monroe Litho obtains sustainability certification

Jan 14, 2009 12:00 AM,

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership has certified Monroe Litho (Rochester, NY).

DG3 NA to use 100 percent renewable energy

Dec 12, 2008 12:00 AM,

DG3 North America (DG3), a global print and communications solutions provider, will purchase 4,320 renewable energy certificates (REC’s) over the next seven months from Hess Corp. to help support the development of renewable energy in the United States

Mohawk awards Oxfam America for sustainability

Nov 24, 2008 12:00 AM,

Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. (Cohoes, NY) has recognized Oxfam America (Boston) with the Mohawk Windpower Award for its continued sustainability initiatives

Finch Paper earns SFI certification

Nov 18, 2008 12:00 AM,

Finch Paper (Glens Falls, NY) has received the Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI Inc.).

Goss Intl. sites earn environmental recognition

Nov 12, 2008 12:00 AM,

Goss Intl.’s (Bolingbrook, IL) successful efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its two manufacturing sites in the United States have received recognition from state and national programs

Abitibibowater achieves carbon emissions leadership

Nov 7, 2008 12:00 AM,

AbitibiBowater (Montreal) has been ranked the leading forest products company in Canada in the 2008 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index, with respect to disclosure of carbon emissions

Van Son debuts ink for waterless offset

Nov 5, 2008 12:00 AM,

Van Son Holland Ink Corp. (Islandia, NY) has launched its waterless Vs4 ink. The Vs4 line is compatible with all waterless plates and presses

Celebrating on the green carpet

Nov 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

Twenty-one Environmental Excellence Awards were presented during an evening ceremony at Graph Expo. It was a wonderful night winners compared notes and made plans to speak again soon. Our publisher, Scott Bieda, joined me in welcoming our guests, and, with the help of our Premier sponsors, Heidelberg and Kodak, we presented the inaugural Environmental Excellence awards. Jim Dunn, president of Heidelberg

MPM debuts 4-up ecofriendly platesetter

Oct 30, 2008 12:00 AM,

Mitsubishi Imaging’s (MPM) (Rye, NY) new DPX 4 Eco polyester CTP platesetter debuted at Graph Expo 08. DPX 4 Eco uses patented ecofriendly processing technology to reduce chemistry usage and waste by up to 50 percent

PIAMS to host second Green Industry Showcase

Oct 2, 2008 12:00 AM,

On November 13, 2008, Printing & Imaging Association Mountain States will be hosting the PIAMS Green Industry Showcase “Phase II-Colorado’s Green Evolution”

Monadnock Paper joins EPA Climate Leaders

Oct 1, 2008 12:00 AM,

Monadnock Paper Mills (Bennington, NH) is one of the first small businesses to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program. Monadnock has pledged to reduce its corporate-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Climate Leaders program is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies

Riso launches tree planting campaign

Sep 23, 2008 12:00 AM,

Building on its commitment to the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 100,000 trees over the next four years, RISO’s (Danvers, MA) branch offices will host tree planting events in local communities nationwide