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A Field Guide: Eco-Friendly, Efficient and Effective Print, 2nd Edition
Abstract: Monadnock Paper Mills has released the second edition of a how-to guide for creating more sustainable print materials. A Field Guide: Eco-Friendly, Efficient and Effective Print points out alternatives for design decisions that support sustainability. New information in the second edition includes a full chapter dedicated to packaging, an expanded section on energy and emissions, and an overview of the various environmental programs, logos, and terminology that many paper mills use in their product literature today. Sections of the guide include: Paper; Production; Inks; Printing; Finishing; Packaging; Checklist; Reference; and A Commitment Today. The guide is available for download at the URL listed here (PDF Format; Length: 20 pages). The guide may also be ordered at
Source: Monadnock Paper Mills

Alternatives to Petroleum and Solvent-Based Inks [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet offers alternative suggestions to petroleum based inks.
Source: Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Elimination of Toxic Chemicals from Blanket Wash by a Lithographic Printer
Abstract: Case Study about a lithographic printer that eliminated TRI listed materials from the blanket wash.
Source: Graphic Arts Network

Guide for Reducing Air Pollution from Printing
Abstract: A guidebook designed to assist small printing facilities prevent pollution at its source. The reduction practices focus on lithographic printers, the largest sector of the graphic industry.
Source: Maricopa County Small Business Assistance Program

How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Lithographic Ink Wastes [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet that discusses techniques increasing opportunities to prevent, reuse, and recycle waste ink
Source: PNEAC

Multimedia Compliance/Pollution Prevention Assessment Guidance for Lithographic Printing Facilities [PDF]
Abstract: Includes a multimedia assessment protocol that utilizes a process-based approach in which the inspector identifies noncompliance with any applicable media or program specific regulation (air, water, solid waste) as well as pollution prevention and innovative technology opportunities as part of the assessment of individual printing processes. This assessment protocol serves as a reference for the conduct of these assessments, and includes procedures, an assessment checklist, and an example assessment report. It focuses on lithographic printing facilities only, and addresses prepress (image processing and platemaking), press (makeready and printing), and postpress (finishing) operations. An overview of lithographic printing processes is contained in Section 1 of this guidance. (PDF Format; 91 pages)
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

Pollution Prevention at Custom Print in HTML
Abstract: Overview discussion of the company's waste reduction and pollution prevention program and accomplishments
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Design for the Environment Project

Pollution Prevention Checklist and Strategies for the Lithographic Printing Industry [PDF]
Abstract: A checklist that highlights P2 strategies in the offset lithographic printing process.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Pollution Prevention Checklist for Lithographic Printers
Abstract: P2 checklist to perform P2 assessments
Source: PNEAC

Pollution Prevention for the Printing Industry [PDF]
Abstract: Provides an overview of printing industry processes and identifies pollution prevention opportunities.
Source: Research Triangle Institute

Pollution Prevention Self-Assessment
Abstract: Pollution prevention self-assessment checklist.

Printers Protecting the Environment [PDF]
Abstract: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection compliance assistance workbook for the printing industry, particularly offset lithographers.
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Small Business Waste Reduction Guide: Lithography, Flexography, Gravure, or Letterpress Printing Tip Sheet #1 [PDF]
Abstract: Tips to reduce damaged printing plates, developed film, and outdated materials. Part of SHWEC's Small Business Waste Reduction Guide.
Source: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center and Small Business Development Center

Waste Reduction Tips for Offset Printing
Abstract: Tips to avoid "F-listed" solvents in an offset lithographic printing plant
Source: VA Small Business Assistance Program


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