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Gail Nickel-Kailing

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Uncertifiable - FSC Controlled Wood Certification Suspended for Asia Paper Resources International Ltd.

Published April 16, 2010

 

False dilemmas and forced choices making you a hypocrite?

Published April 14, 2010

The false dilemma is: “By using paper to print your email or by receiving paper bills you are knowingly degrading the environment, destroying forests and/or killing trees.” The forced choice is: “Eliminate your use of paper or feel like a guilty hypocrite.” In his newest report, Print vs. Digital Media: False Dilemmas and Forced Choices, Don Carli (Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Communication) takes a clear-eyed look at organizations' insistence that we choose between print and digital media.

 

In the Loop - Gavin Gaynor, Mohawk Fine Papers, Provides Details

Published April 13, 2010

Recently Mohawk launched a new line of environmentally-friendly papers - Mohawk Loop - and we took the opportunity to dig a little deeper into the new product line.

Gavin Gaynor, Vice President, Research and Development, Mohawk Fine Papers, filled us in on the details.

 

Congratulations to T-Formation, SGP Printer #20

Published April 13, 2010

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership has certified T-Formation of Midway, FL, the first apparel printer and the 20th SGP printer to be recognized.

 

BIGink Thinks Big and Prints Big

Published April 7, 2010

 

A Look at a Recycler: Greenstar-Kensington

Published April 6, 2010

Harold Kirstein, President of Greenstar-Kensington, comes from a long line of recyclers and his sons are following in his footsteps. Greenstar, America’s fastest growing recycler, is headquartered in Texas. The company currently processes 2 million tons of recovered paper, plastic, glass and metals a year through 16 material recovery facilities. Read the "inside story" of a recycling company.

 

Not to Miss! Learn from the "Seven Sins of Greenwashing" Guru

Published April 5, 2010

Don't miss this one! You still have time to register for tomorrow's event. Scot Case, VP of TerraChoice - the force behind the Seven Sins of Greenwashing - is part of a stellar panel discussing how to promote your "green" efforts legally and ethically.

Research by TerraChoice discovered that 98% of products analyzed committed at least one of the Sins of Greenwashing.

 

Compostable Packaging - Printing's New Best Friend

Published March 31, 2010

Package printing - whether digital, commercial or flexo; paper or flexible substrates - is a multi-billion business world wide. And, unlike promotional printing and direct mail, it's a growing segment. When someone launches a new product in a fully compostable package, green printers should take note.

 

WhatTheyThink Wants You!

Published March 29, 2010

Ladies and gentlemen, your time is running out! Start your computers! Fill out those forms!

The WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Awards were a great success last year and we want YOU to apply for one of this year's awards.

 

Five Sustainability Lessons Without Which Your Business Cannot Succeed (Webinar)

Published March 29, 2010

Just how did FedEx Office make the EPA's Top 20 Printers List and became a major green power purchaser? What has the sustainability journey added to the bottom line?

There is still time to sign up for tomorrow's (Tuesday, 3/30) FedEx Office-Domtar-Rainforest Alliance Webinar, to be broadcast at 2:00 EDT.

 

Print Grows Trees - An Educational Campaign

Published March 28, 2010

Print Grows Trees, an educational campaign launched by Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic, counters the concept that by using less print on paper, trees are saved. Print Grows Trees is a "pro-print campaign" that makes a connection between consumers and private landowners who control almost 60% of America's woodlands.

 

Onsite at GLOBE 2010 for "The Future of Sustainability"

Published March 25, 2010

What does an international "Eco" event have to do with printing? When 10,000 business leaders and policy makers discuss sustainability, they are talking about issues that affect us all: energy, clean technology, water, and finance.

This year is the 20th anniversary of GLOBE, a biennial event held in Vancouver BC. Conference attendance consisted of more than 2000 world leaders in the business of the environment, representing 84 countries.

 

Update: Nationwide Graphics Acquires Assets of Premier Graphics

Published March 22, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010, Nationwide Graphics acquired the assets of Premier Graphics in a "uniform commercial code sale” from GE Capital. Nationwide Graphics provided day-to-day management of Premier Graphic's operations under a management contract since early 2002. The purchase price was not disclosed.

"Premier Graphics was a company we managed and cared about," Carl Norton, Chairman and CEO of Nationwide Graphics, told PrintCEO, "so we bought it."

 

End of Year One of the Seattle P-I Online Only

Published March 21, 2010

This time last year, the Seattle Post Intelligencer – fondly called the P-I here in Seattle – made the move from paper to pixels.

So how has it gone?

 

Environmental Innovation Awards Deadline Extended!

Published March 21, 2010

We heard you! We’re extending the WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Award deadline until April 8!

You have 18 more days; don't put it off!

 

What's in Your Paper?

Published March 19, 2010

The Environmental Paper Network has redesigned and relaunched its paper resource site called "What's in Your Paper?" making it easier to use.

New resources include Paper Steps, a visual guide to switching to environmentally responsible paper. And the Eco Paper Database from Canopy.

 

Why Graphic Systems Jumped into the UV Screen Printing Pool

Published March 17, 2010

Marty Kauls, Graphic Systems, talks about how adding UV digital screen-printing capabilities was more than just a good move – it was transformative. UV printing allowed Graphic Systems to enter markets that had previously been closed off from, in addition to giving the company a whole new set of products to offer its clients.

 

Jim Duffy talks about closing Alonzo Printing

Published March 16, 2010

In mid-January, Alonzo Printing closed its doors after more than a year of struggling financially. Jim Duffy, owner of Alonzo Printing for 22 years, shared his thoughts on the closure and had some advice for others in the same situation.

 

Steve Metcalf, Air Motion Systems, on the Future of UV Printing (Video)

Published March 16, 2010

PrintUV 2010 is over and we have a year to wait for the next one. In the meantime, Steve Metcalf from Air Motion Systems has put on his prognosticator's hat and he gives us some thoughts about the future of UV Printing.

 

A Look at the Quad/Graphics and World Color Press “Arrangement”

Published March 15, 2010

The joining of Quad/Graphics and World Color Press followed an intricate dance between giants. Quad/Graphics was the smallest of the three players in the contest for ownership of World Color Press. RR Donnelley's attempt to buy World Color out of bankruptcy failed and, shortly after, Quad/Graphics began discussions that brought the much larger World Color Press under the control of the Quadracci family.

 

Dana Alan, Bentley Graphic Communications, on Getting Involved with Sustainability (Video)

Published March 12, 2010

 

Premier Print Holdings, Operating as Premier Graphics, in Liquidation

Published March 11, 2010

Unfortunately, the recession has taken down another company. Premier Graphics is being sold under a “uniform commercial code sale” by GE Capital, which is foreclosing on the business and liquidating the assets.

 

Congratulations to the latest SGP printer: Coating Excellence International

Published March 11, 2010

Congratulations to Coating Excellence International (CEI), Wrightstown WI, is the latest certified SGP Printer. CEI is a leading domestic converter of flexible packaging products.

 

PrintUV 2010 - A Symposium in the True Sense of the Word

Published March 10, 2010

UV technology is evolving almost faster than we can keep up. This year’s event had both technical sessions and business sessions, and it was clear that getting up and running with UV doesn’t stop at the plant floor. Training sales and customer service reps to sell the technology is as critical as installing a printer or curing unit.

Find out why "symposium" is the right word for events like this!

 

The FSC/SFI Sham … or Is It?

Published March 4, 2010

Is FSC/SFI certification a sham? Is there really FSC-certified pulp in the FSC-certified paper you buy? What about recycled pulp? Can you trust anyone?

 

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