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Inks August 10, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tiffany C @ 2:08 PM

With my website nearly up and running I realize I need new business cards.  So the fun has begun.  Obviously I want recycled card stock, 100% content please, that’s a no-brainer.  But is that all it takes to create a eco-friendly business card?  Not by a long shot.  Just as important as the paper is the ink.  “What about ink?” you may ask.  Well , most inks are made from petroleum and make the printing process quite toxic.  There are many VOCs associated with inks.  What is the alternative?  Soy and vegetable based inks that are super low or zero VOC.  These less toxic inks have come a long way in recent years.  There are a few online printers that have gone the extra step to really green their printing business.  So look beyond recycled paper and go one step further to eco-friendly inks.  Think of the impact of a few companies taking that step.  Bring this up to the powers-that-be in your company.  And if you are the power-that-be then do something good for all of us with one little step.  Go with truly green printing.    I like this printer quite a lot


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