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Environmentally Conscious Printing

Updated: Mar 7, 2022

Environmentally Conscious Printing

FSC Certification

Years of waste created by the development of products has moved people in many industries to search out effective ways to create their products with minimal impact to the environment. That includes the printing industry, whose participants may choose to take part in a process to become FSC certified. Here’s a quick look at what FSC is and how it impacts your product.

FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council, whose stated mission it is "to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests" and has a vision to "meet our current needs for forest products without compromising the health of the world’s forests for future generations."

Essentially, the council is a group of experts who study different industries to understand the impact that they may have on the environment and devise standards for practice to limit that impact on our forests. They have devised a set of 10 principles and 57 Criteria that apply to FSC-certified forests around the world, and FSC certification denotes that the products you source derive from responsibly managed forests.

Within the printing world, an FSC certified printer completes an inspection and ensures processes that meet with the standards associated with the certification throughout.

Why FSC Printing?

FSC printing can be valuable for you when considering a new product for your customers. Whereas FSC printing is not more expensive in and of itself, FSC certified paper can be more expensive than non-certified options, but it can be very important when communicating your company's values and priorities.

Use of FSC certified products sets a standard for your company that may match other quality and production decisions you have made as it pertains to waste reduction, energy efficiency, or other such environmental factors. The FSC logo in the corner of your product communicates volumes to your customers and may be the deciding factor in their purchase of your products over a competitor.

CōDRA has worked with FSC certified materials for years and understands the importance of not only caring for the environment, but also addressing the needs of the brands who value a mindful production process. If you are going to utilize FSC certified products, you need to plan for them from the beginning as they can affect design, budget, and, of course, paper choice.


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