How To Boost The Sustainability Of Your Print

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Many companies print too much – and most of them know it. It’s not that they don’t understand that careless printing practices are bad for the environment; it’s that the habit is too deeply ingrained to easily change.

To make matters worse, habitual, disordered printing is now widely frowned upon by clients and customers alike. If a company isn’t doing their bit for the environment when it comes to printing, they’re damaging their reputation as well as the planet.

That’s why it’s so crucial to boost the sustainability of your print in the modern age. But how exactly are you supposed to reduce your carbon footprint without compromising on the print you need? Here are some of the best solutions.

Be practical with paper

Green printing requires a practical head – and this mind-set might be tricky to adopt if you’re used to printing huge amounts on a daily basis. The first step to take is to make double-sided printing the norm, minimising your output to monochrome (rather than colour) wherever possible. It’s also in your best interest to only order as much paper as you actually need, rather than overstocking. This will help prevent waste and allow you to determine how much paper the business uses in a certain period of time.

Go local

A terrific way to reduce your company’s carbon footprint and support the regional economy at the same time is to purchase all your printing materials from local suppliers. The less distance the products have to travel, the fewer vehicle emissions are produced, and the more your business will be doing to create a greener planet overall.

Choose recycled

This might sound like an obvious one, but a lot of businesses are hesitant about turning to recycled products in fear of an inferior result. In reality, reused office items – including recycled paper – provide exactly the same quality and can save you an absolute bundle in the long run. We know it can feel strange kicking old habits, but choosing quality recycled products will be one of the best decisions you ever make when it comes to printing.

Show the savings and celebrate

Green printing makes a big difference – but you need to show results of your cost-cutting procedures to your staff so they’ll continue to implement them with enthusiasm. Make a big deal about turning green and smashing your price-saving targets – treating your team when you see results. This will act as an incentive for staff to keep up the good resourceful work.

If you’ve got a big design/printing project on the horizon, you can count on Indigo to help. We are completely dedicated towards environmental protection and conservation, minimising waste and utilising renewable resources wherever possible. If you choose Indigo to fulfil your printing needs, you can relax in the knowledge that our team will be offering quality results whilst maintaining a green mind-set from start to finish.

Get in touch today on 0161 877 793 for more information about our printing services in Manchester.