SGP Partnership Announces Eleventh Certified SGP Printer
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership welcomed the addition of Consolidated Printing as the eleventh printer to become a certified SGP Printer. Since opening the certification program just over a year ago, the SGP Partnership has received a steady flow of applications from facilities wanting to be recognized for their sustainability efforts. In addition to the 11 certified SGP Printers, there are more than 50 SGP applicants working through the certification process.
Consolidated Printing is a full service commercial printing company based in Chicago. The facility's prepress department is computer-to-plate and chemical free, CIP3 (setting color information from computer directly to press). Its printing equipment is sheet fed with perfecting capabilities, Jet envelope printing, digital printing with variable data and a state of the art bindery. All of its printing equipment runs with 100 percent wind power and natural processes that are American made. Consolidated Printing's digital equipment is fuser oil free with same size toner.
In 1973, Marilyn Jones, owner of Consolidated Printing, realized the printing process contained many hazardous chemicals and began the search for safer alternatives and the Printedgreen process was born. This process has no hazardous waste, waste water or hazardous air pollution. The facility reuses or recycles 100 percent of its paper waste; has eliminated petroleum 100 percent and zero carcinogens with no detectable lead or other toxic heavy metals in the ink.
For more information, visit www.sgppartnership.com.