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Smith Print Earns Chain of Custody Certifications from FSC, SFI and PEFC

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Continuing to build on its reputation as a proponent of environmental responsibility, The Smith Print, Inc., of Norwell, MA, has successfully earned certifications from the world's three leading forest management programs: the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). FSC, SFI and PEFC are non-profit, non-governmental organizations recognized globally for promoting responsible forest management.  By earning all three certifications, Smith Print customers can now choose from the widest group of forest-certified paper suppliers and make educated, environmentally focused decisions about the paper products they choose.

"I am extremely proud of the entire staff of Smith Print for their commitment to these standards and operations", said David Cohen, Chief Operating Officer. "Working with these internationally established, scientific standards for best practices in forest management allows us to support customers who share our commitment to responsible management of resources."

Earning the certifications demonstrates Smith Print's completion of staff training and compliance to regulations, including the ability to certify Chain of Custody for paper products. Chain of Custody tracks wood through the supply chain, from a certified forest through the end-user of the certified product.

Smith Print has been a valued supplier to many environmentally focused
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Agfa's :Anapurna M is a wide format industrial six-color UV inkjet printer that produces highly saturated, vivid colors for indoor and outdoor signs and displays. With a print resolution of 720x1440 dpi, :Anapurna printers use UV curable, fast drying inks that print directly on coated and uncoated rigid media like foam board, cardboard, acrylic and metal in addition to roll media.

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Agfa's inkjet solutions can be seen at its booth (#3953) at the ISA's International Sign Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).

businesses and institutions in the greater Boston area since 1938. Customers include EMD Serono, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston and Northeastern Universities, UMASS, WGBH, and numerous others in high tech, medical and pharmaceutical industries as well as financial, educational and non-profit institutions.

 

 

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