Environmental Policy | Tradeprint

We strive to conduct business in a way that is socially and environmentally responsible so as to minimise any adverse effects we may have on the environment.

Throughout the business, we continually assess the impact of our activities and this results in us adopting procedures, control measures and business practices to help protect the environment. We set standards across the business to ensure regulatory compliance, and these standards are monitored and audited on a regular basis.

FSCĀ® Certified Paper

We are working towards exclusive use of FSC® certified paper stocks in our factory.

FSC® certified paper uses wood pulp which is sourced in an environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically viable manner from a well-managed forest.

As well as helping to improve the environmental impact of our work, these paper stocks provide a higher quality print. These paper stocks contain less imperfections so are brighter and smoother, providing a more vibrant colour reproduction.

To find out more about the FSC® and our paper stocks, read our overview.

We currently stock the following FSC® certified paper:

•  100gsm uncoated
•  120gsm uncoated
•  130gsm gloss & silk
•  170gsm gloss & silk

•  300gsm coated
•  400gsm gloss & silk
•  450gsm silk
 


Advanced Plate Technology

We are early adopters of plate technology that is specifically engineered for short run commodity printing. This system has a huge impact on our waste, allowing us to save a massive 95% on our water consumption in comparison to conventional systems.


Litho Presses

Our presses use fully automated wash systems for a more efficient make ready time, which reduces our paper and water consumption.


Ink

To reduce our use of fossil fuels, we use vegetable-based inks in our standard production processes rather than traditional oil or petroleum based inks.
 


Packaging

The boxes we use for dispatching our orders are made from recycled cardboard.