Kingfisher Press Ltd and the Environment
Kingfisher Press are delighted to become a Carbon Balanced Publication Printer.
A Carbon Balanced Publication Printer is one of the highest statements of environmental integrity and credibility for both the end user and those who provide paper based communications. It confirms that the carbon impacts of the whole production of a printed item has been estimated and balanced (offset).
This prestigious accreditation demonstrates our commitment to the environment by assessing and calculating Kingfisher Press's corporate carbon footprint. The resultant carbon emissions are carbon balanced (offset) by ecological charity, the World Land Trust, by preserving endangered tropical forests that would otherwise be removed.
If your project is printed on a carbon balanced stock not only can we demonstrate the carbon saved and land preserved in using the carbon balanced paper, we can now add the Carbon Balanced Publication Printer logo which demonstrates the whole process, not just the paper, has been offset.
Email us now for further information.
We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously at Kingfisher Press and take every opportunity to be ecologically aware and minimise our carbon footprint both as a business and as individuals.
We are delighted to announce that we are now FSC accredited. The Forest Stewardship Council is dedicated to promoting responsible management of the worlds rainforests. For more information on FSC please visit the FSC website or download a factsheet here.
Kingfisher Sponsors the World Land Trust
at the Chelsea Flower Show in May 2010.
Whilst FSC provides a certified chain of custody and ensures we make every effort to manage and maintain the worlds forests, we must also ensure that we minimise our impact on the environment in other areas.
Outlined below are some of the other areas which highlight our commitment to minimising the impact we have as a business on the environment and promoting sustainability:
- Inks - all our inks are vegetable based.
- Waste - all our waste including paper and aluminium is collected by accredited environmental contractors for disposal or recycling.
- Chemicals - all collected for disposal by accredited environmental contractors.
- Energy efficiency - low energy lighting / power down policy evenings and weekends.
- Aqueous seal - promote the use of more environmentally friendly finishes such as gloss and matt aqueous seal.
- Bike to work / lift share - Kingfisher supports all staff with the bike to work and lift share government initiatives.
- All future equipment, where possible, will be purchased with environmental considerations including low alcohol, chemistry and energy efficiency in mind.
New Low-Chemistry Finishing Unit at Kingfisher Press.
Kingfisher are delighted to have installed a new Fuji Lo-Chem finishing unit on our platesetter at our premises in Bury St Edmunds.
The new processor eliminates water rinsing, reducing our water usage by up to 99.5%, it also has no chemical replenishment.
The new finishing unit also allows us to use the Brillia HD Pro Violet low-chemistry CTP plates, which can produce better quality imaging and increase productivity.
This is just one small step in our on-going quest to improve environmental impact and reduce our carbon footprint at Kingfisher Press.
View the Kingfisher scope document for FSC here
If you would like more information on the range of environmentally friendly / recycled papers available such as the Digital Xerox range including recycled pure and premier FSC accredited papers please contact us.
Kingfisher Press are delighted to be able to offer a range of Carbon Balanced Papers. In conjunction with Howard Smith Paper we can offer a range of papers that have been either Carbon Balanced at source, by the paper mill, or other products where the carbon impacts have been quantified and can be balanced through a small additional cost.
Ordering Carbon Balanced Papers for a project enables the user to apply the 'Carbon Balanced Paper by World Land Trust' logo to the final printed project, along with the appropriate FSC and recycled logo's. These logos placed on artwork can support the message to stakeholders and members that the print has been produced with thought and consideration for the environment.
For more information on Carbon Balanced Paper please visit the Howard Smith Paper website at www.carbonbalanced paper.com. Information on the World Land Trust can be found at www.worldlandtrust.org and www.carbonbalanced.org.
If you would like further information on the stocks available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to add a recycle logo to your artwork please choose either of the following options to download the artwork.
Did you know?
Aqueous (water-based) coatings have minimal VOC (Volatile organic compound) content, reducing atmospheric pollution. Printed material with aqueous coating can easily be recycled to lower grade paper and board and the coating itself can be cleaned from our presses using pure water or products with low VOC content rather than solvents.Water-based coatings are formulated from inert raw materials and therefore do not decompose to form environmentally dangerous products.
"Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemical compounds that have high enough vapor pressures under normal conditions to significantly vaporize and enter the earth's atmosphere. Volatile organic compounds are numerous and varied. Although ubiquitous in nature and modern industrial society, they may also be harmful or toxic. VOCs, or subsets of the VOCs, are often regulated."
Source wikipedia Feb 2010