In tight economic times, businesses are actively looking for ways to reduce overall costs. At the same time, growing concern about the environment means consumers are beginning to actively seek out and support companies that are eco –friendly. It goes without saying that in a market driven economic system, the company that stays focused on customer retention will fare somewhat better than one that does not. Fortunately, there are many ways do demonstrate a corporate commitment to environmental responsibility, and eco-green business cards are one relatively inexpensive way to do so. Your business card choice really can make a difference.
When you are interacting with prospective customers, having a well designed quality business card can be very important. For most businesses, self printed business cards are not a practical option, due to the high cost of ink for office printers and the time needed to separate the cards. While the results may look good, they lack the refinement and polish of professional offset printing. If your business is a small family concern that uses a low number of cards, then self printing may work for you. If, however, you use more than 100 cards in a given month, or have employees in the field, printing companies are a better choice.
Choosing a printing company can be difficult, unless you know what you want. At the minimum, 16 pt. stock is an essential component, as this card stock is far more durable than 14 pt. Many businesses also prefer rounded corners to traditional mitered corners, and UV protection coating as an option will prevent your cards from getting faded. Free or low cost shipping is also a desired option. Finding all these options and also having eco-green offset printing available used to be difficult. Now, however, all of these options and more are available to small and large businesses through companies like Abet Disc
This particular company offers a wide variety of office related products, including business cards, brochures, flyers and envelopes. While the price of soy based inks and eco-printing are generally higher than traditional printing, the quality of the products and the ability to include environmental responsibility in your overall business structure more than justifies the increased expense. One unique way to offset the cost increases is to put an aluminum can recycling bin in each heavily trafficked area of your business. Yes, this sounds odd, but it looks good, and the cash value of aluminum cans is trending upward.
The convenience value of ordering online and having the product delivered counts toward driving up overall productivity, and also equals one less stop when out shopping for supplies. The more products a company can order and have delivered the less man hours and fuel the company will need to pay for. As an example, take business cards. Buying the stock and printing 200 cards costs about $55.00, including labor, ink, fuel and heavy stock. Having the same cards printed using eco-green offset printing, free shipping, and 2-4 day delivery window costs about $50.00. Obviously, the second option is the best.
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In this day and age it is important to find eco friendly products to help conserve the environment we live in. Surprisingly becoming eco friendly is a cool and hip thing to do among young and old individuals. This article will help to explore some areas where environmentally safer items can be purchased when shopping.
Shrink wrap is a transparent film that is used when items need to be viewed through their packaging. An economically better choice is ecopack-wrap. Shrink-wrap costs more due to its use of heat during processing but is useful due to its ability to effectively wrap products. Reach for ecopack-wrap when shopping as it does not use the heating process and often results in cheaper pricing due to this small but impactful situation. Both products effectively wrap products but look for the cheaper environmentally safer packaging by searching for recyclable insignia.
Producers are always attempting to find ways to shrink costs and grow profits. Consumers are not the only individuals looking for cost effective ways to save money. Big businesses and corporations, the producers, consistently research to find out different, cost cutting, and creative ways to find new products to help keep the environment green. When shopping continue to look for the recyclable and green-printing symbol on any items purchased. Using recycled materials is a great way to do your part to save the environment and help save the planet. Not only will you be helping the environment but you will be able to shrink your budget and fell good about doing it.
In a time when people are recognizing how delicate the environment is, it is important for companies to shift into a more environmentally conscious state.
We have taken the initiative and grown into an environmentally friendly operation by taking significant steps in our production of print products.
Abet Disc was one of the first printers in the nation to begin using soy-oil based inks instead of traditional petroleum-based ink. Also known as vegetable-oil ink, soy ink is a great advancement in the print industry. Soy ink is a safe and environmentally friendly ink because of its simple compound compared to petroleum–based ink. Using a simple process to make the ink, it consumes very little energy and makes it very efficient. Soy ink has many great advantages; one is its distinguishable clearness which allows for brighter colored ink, which petroleum-based ink do not allow because of its darker content. Thus soy inks are popular for their vibrant colors. Soy ink can also be easily removed from paper, which is helpful in paper recycling, as it is quicker to process the paper. As the print industry evolves, soy ink becomes an increasingly popular alternative.
Using unique Aqueous and UV coatings, we have shifted yet another critical step in producing environmentally friendly print products. The coatings which consist of very low to zero traces of volatile organic compounds (VOC) reduce harmful components that damage the atmosphere and the surrounding environments. Impregnated washing systems are used for press rollers and blankets which consist of minute traces of VOCs. Fountain solutions are free of or use reduced VOC solutions. We are on the constant lookout for safer and more environmentally friendly press room products, recycles all solutions and removes hazardous waste from their facilities, preventing it from getting into the natural environment. Our production facilities are all alcohol-free environments using only alcohol substitutes as well. Continued development in press room products assures only the safest solutions will be used in our facilities.
An essential ingredient in the print industry is paper. We utilizes paper that is produced specifically for paper-making and is not produced from illegally deforested trees.
Our research and development department is in a continuous search to find the highest and brightest quality paper while keeping the well being of the environment in mind.
As the environment needs us more and more, we are on a mission to use the safest and least polluting materials in producing printed products.