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Top Ten Green Printing Practices

Top Ten Green Printing Practices

As much as possible the use of recycled paper and ink for printing should be strictly followed. Although recycled paper may not be always available in all the possible sizes, renewable inks are readily available in the market. Green printing involves adopting practices that are easy on the environment in terms of causing minimal pollution. Switching over to greener options in organizations require a paradigm shift in the way we are accustomed to working. The following simple initiatives can go a long way in the direction: Use of recycled paper and ink As much as possible the use of recycled paper and ink for printing should be strictly followed. Although recycled paper may not be always available in all the possible sizes, renewable inks are readily available in the market. Reviewing design formats One of the major reasons of wastage is due to elaborate designing. The designs and presentations should be thus reviewed so that not much ink is wasted […]

FSC Certified and Recycled Paper – Which is Better to Use?

FSC Certified and Recycled Paper – Which is Better to Use?

Millions of trees are cut every year to make paper. Deforestation poses a threat to the environment in several ways. Rise in temperature, increase in levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and soil erosion are some of the more evident effects. Frequent flooding due to the lack of trees to absorb excess rain water is also a real possibility. We cannot stop using paper despite the usage of electronic tools and devices having become popular but we can surely work towards minimizing the damage. You can contribute by using recycled paper. In addition, you also have the option of using FSC certified paper when not using the recycled one. What is FSC certified paper FSC refers to the Forest Stewardship Council. An FSC certification for forests being used to procure trees for paper making establishes the credentials of the organization managing the forest as a responsible organization that is not just cutting the trees for wood but is also […]

Voting Trials and Paper Trails

Voting Trials and Paper Trails

Efforts to eliminate ballot printing from the voting process fall flat. Why? Because all legitimate business and government dealings need a paper trail. There's something special about paper, and I'm not saying that just because I work in the printing industry. Paper proves things, it makes contracts legitimate, and in a world of ever-shifting digitized information, it can be an anchor, just as it was when it was first invented and it played a major role in anchoring the human mind to the written word. The other day, I was getting my car insured, and I was amazed by the amount of paperwork still involved. My insurance agent laughed at my surprise and told me that since they've started doing everything on computers, the amount of paperwork has only grown. This got me thinking about how we can possibly hold legitimate federal elections using only digital information. If that was really a foolproof medium, couldn't we all just vote online? […]

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