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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

Benchmark Life-Cycle Inventory and Impact Assessment of Sheet-fed Printing System Using Soy Based Ink
Abstract: Written by Duane A. Tolle, David P. Evers, and Bruce W. Vigon, this report discusses a study which was performed to document the life-cycle environmental impact characteristics associated with the use of soy-based inks by evaluating a typical ("generic") soy-based ink currently used in significant quantities for sheetfed printing. This typical soy-based ink printing system serves as a benchmark for future comparison with alternative ink formulations and other combinations of printing system materials. The life-cycle impact assessment (LCIA) included identification of specific processes in the streamlined life-cycle (core operations associated with material acquisition, manufacture, use, and disposal) of soy-based ink for sheetfed offset lithographic printing that make the greatest contribution to the overall environmental profile for the baseline soy ink printing system selected. The intent was to identify processes that could be modified to make reductions in environmental impact, thereby enhancing soy-based ink printing as an environmentally preferable choice. It should be noted that an LCIA is a hazard indicator system largely based on resource use and emission loading, and should not be construed to represent actual environmental impacts.
Source: Battelle

National Soy Ink Information Center
Abstract: Information clearinghouse and resource center for soy ink manufacturers and users of soy based inks.
Source: National Soy Ink Information Center

Small Business Waste Reduction Guide Lithographic Printing Case Study #4 : Quad/Graphics, Inc.; Pewaukee, Wisconsin [PDF]
Abstract: Summary report on results of waste reduction through conserving, reusing, and recycling efforts.
Source: University of Wisconson-Extension, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center

Small Business Waste Reduction Guide Lithographic Printing Waste Reduction Case Study #2 : Heartland Litho; Madison, Wisconsin [PDF]
Abstract: Reduction of large volume solid and hazardous wastes and disposal costs. Waste products include paper trimmings, darkroom materials (photoprocessing chemicals), cleaning fluids, ink, and printing plates.
Source: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center

Small Business Waste Reduction Guide Lithographic Printing Waste Reduction Case Study #3 : Burton & Mayer, Inc.; Brookfield, Wisconsin [PDF]
Abstract: Lithographic printer in Brookfield, Wisconsin coverts to alcohol substitutes and vegetable oil-based inks
Source: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center

Waste Evaluation of Soy-Based Ink at a Sheet-Fed Offset Printer [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet focusing on use of soy inks as substitute for petroleum inks
Source: Pacific Northwest P2 Center


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