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WHAT IS A GREAT PRINTER?

Great Printers are committed to compliance with environmental and worker health and safety laws and to doing periodic self-assessments to identify and correct problems. To become a Great Printer, a printer is required, at a minimum, to adopt the principles stated below.

Great Printing Principles

A Great Printer is one who minimizes impact on human health and the environment, while producing a quality printed product for the customer.

The goals of a Great Printer are to:

In addition, all Great Printers have materials available for customers about how to design and produce an environmentally superior printed product that meets their cost and quality needs. For example, anyone who buys printing of any kind--stationery, newsletters, brochures, reports--can make a difference for the environment by following these simple guidelines:

SIX STEPS TO CLEANER, GREENER PRINTING

To find a Great Printer, contact the printing trade association closest to you.

Printing Industry Trade Association Contacts:

Illinois: Eva Aloia (312) 580-3041
Michigan: Nick Wagner (810) 354-9200
Minnesota: Scott Schuler (612) 379-3360
Wisconsin: Niall Power (414) 785-9090


Writtten by: The Environmental Defense Fund


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