Prestone Printing and Our Promise to the Environment
Based in New York, Prestone Printing is working hard to insure we do all we can to create a sustainable planet and use environmentally responsible
and sustainable materials.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Prestone Printing and Our Promise to the Environment
At Prestone Printing, it’s not just what
you see – it’s what you don’t see.
Behind the scenes we’re working hard
to insure we do all we can to create a
sustainable planet and use
and sustainable materials.
All house papers are
recycled papers made with
post consumer waste.
It takes less energy to make
paper from recycled content
than from raw pulp, so it’s
important for all of us to
support recycling by choosing
Our inks are vegetable-based, which
minimizes carbon-based petroleum. Not
only do they degrade faster, but there are
other benefits as well, such as the
brightness of the colors and superior rub
Prestone has obtained both FSC and SFI certifications.
If you chose one of our house papers, it’s important to
know that we stock only recycled papers with 10% Post
Consumer Waste - specifically Flo (coated), Productolith
(coated) and Mohawk Navajo (uncoated).
We look for potential environmental
savings in every step of the process.
By doing that, we consciously make choices to
reduce our ecological footprint. Even when they’re
small choices, we know they add up.
One of the best ways that you can eliminate landfill
waste is by accepting soft proofs when possible. Soft
proofs keep proofing materials out of landfills.
The soft proofing system we are using is Kodak Insite
which works with high resolution PDF’s. Insite allows
you to show multipage pieces in a booked format.
We use digital plates
because it requires less
When Prestone first opened our doors over 50 years
ago, no one worried about the chemicals that went
down the drain every day.
Today, it is our concern because we recognize the
consequences of our choices.
We work with customers
and suppliers on efficient
logistics because it saves
fuel and money.
We combine paper
shipments to avoid multiple
We map out courier routes
and choose standardized
shipping options like the
mail, UPS and Fed Ex when
In the case of logistics,
every small decision
matters so we pay attention
From office to pressroom to fulfillment, we
pursue greener ways to run our facility.
•Our automated blanket washers reduce VOC emissions.
•By recycling ink fountain solutions we reduce chemical waste.
•We recycle ALL manufacturing waste.
•We recycle make ready paper and office paper.
A little effort can go a long way
in energy consumption.
According to the Sierra Club, the US Department of Energy estimates
if uniformly used, the energy-efficient technologies available today,
such as more efficient lighting and appliances, would permit us to cut
the cost of heating, cooling and lighting our homes by up to 80%.
At Prestone, we take information like this to heart and put it to use.
We did an energy audit on our plant, and made simple
changes. Low impact lighting and efficient energy
practices reduce the need for the production of electricity
from fossil fuels.
We made conscious
choices about power
and 40% of all energy
used in our facility
comes from renewable
We’ve all heard
warming and the
dangers caused by
CO₂. That’s what
to become a “Carbon
and we’re happy to
announce we have
achieved a ZERO
It sounds dramatic, but it’s true. Together, we hold the fate of our
world in our hands. Daily, we make decisions that have an impact
on sustainability. At Prestone, we take those decisions seriously.
We’ve been around for over 50 years and plan to
continue operating for the next 50 and beyond.
It’s our goal now, and in the future, to be as
transparent and accountable as possible to our
We want this to be a good world for your children,
and for ours, too.
We look forward to working with you and
showing you how important the environment
and environmental initiatives are at
For more information,
please visit www.prestoneprinting.com