PrintDirectforLess.com is committed daily to environmentally friendly printing and
across our broad product line. As you can see from all of the information below, we are trying
to be a completely “Green Manufacturing Facility” by involving our
suppliers, employees and customers in printing and working GREEN together
100# GLOSS TEXT• All of our 100# Gloss
Text paper carries the industry coveted (Tri-certification). This paper
SFI & PEFC
certified paper. This paper also contains at least 10% PCW (Post Consumer Waste) fiber content
and the mill who produces this paper utilizes
environmentally friendly Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) papermaking for enhanced permanence.
This paper comes from 100% well-managed forests in the USA, making it a true domestic
14 pt. GLOSS COVER• Much of our 14 pt.
C2S Gloss Cover is SFI Certified.
This paper comes from 100% well-managed forests in the USA, making it a true domestic paper.
We are in the process of converting all
of our 14 pt. paper to certified and recycled.
70# UNCOATED OFFSET OPAQUE TEXT• Our 70#
Uncoated Offset Opaque Text contains 10% Post Consumer waste
(PCW) and is considered a recycled paper. This is a domestic paper from the USA.
What Is FSC?
The Forest Stewardship Council
(FSC) is an international network
that promotes responsible
management of the world’s
forests. FSC has two main
1. Standards Settings – Sets international standards
for responsible forest management.
2. Accreditation body – accredits independent third
party organizations who can certify forest
managers and forest product producers to FSC
What Is SFI?
SFI, Inc. is a fully
responsible for the Sustainable Forestry
Initiative (SFI) program. The SFI program is a comprehensive and rigorous
forestry certification system that encompasses more than 133 million certified
across the U.S. and Canada and includes over 200 program participants (www.sfiprogram.org).
The SFI Program is endorsed by PEFC.
What Is PEFC?
The Program for the
Endorsement of Forest
(PEFC) Council is
a global non-profit , non-governmental organization, which promotes sustainably-managed
forests through independent third party certifications. PEFC provides an umbrella
endorsement program for the mutual recognition of independent, national forest certification
schemes. It’s the world’s largest certification program (www.pefc.org).PDFL
Recycles 100% of its pressroom plates once jobs are printed through scheduled aluminum
recycling pickups from contracted scrap firms. This ensures that the aluminum printing
plates that we use to produce our products in the pressroom are used in manufacture
other consumer products, thus avoiding landfills.
HOW IS PDFL MANUFACTURING GREEN?
PDFL recycles all of its scrap paper from the pressroom on through the finishing
bindery, so no paper enters landfills. This
scrap paper is used to manufacture other paper products down the line using industry certified
PDFL recycles all of its wood pallets from shipments of paper and other products.
Excess wood pallets are on a scheduled pick up for
recycling, and are used for various other products such as: Mulch, Shredded die injected pallet
making, burning for heat ovens in other
manufacturing facilities, and many others.
PDFL uses an automated, chemistry free CTP plate making process to produce 100%
of its pressroom aluminum printing plates. No
chemicals are used and nothing harms the environment in the water system through plate rinsing
or finishing with harmful chemicals.
PDFL recycles 100% of its Aluminum printing plates that are used on our presses,
and the plates are used to manufacture
other aluminum products.
PDFL uses a water-based aqueous coating that is 100% biodegradable on all products
that are printed on coated paper.
PDFL employees also contribute to recycling paper, plastic, and aluminum products
through corporate waste/recycling bins throughout the PDFL production facility.
All of these products are taken to a local municipality recycling facility.
PDFL distributes and ships all of its finished products in recycled corrugated boxes
that are sealed with recycled brown
kraft paper tape.
PDFL uses RYOBI printing presses which are known world wide to reduce make ready
times, reduce waste and also uses less electricity
than other printing presses in the industry. Having used other top name printing presses in the
past, we have noticed a significant difference
in paper waste, ink waste, and electrical savings using RYOBI presses, which is all good for the
environment and keeping costs low,
so we can pass these savings onto you the buying customer with lower prices
PDFL ships all of its products with UPS, who use eco friendly trucks that have no
pollution emissions when their trucks sit idle, and their
trucks all carry this certification.
PDFL utilizes “used” hand/shop rags in its pressroom and production
facility that are picked up weekly and “turnover clean/wash recycled”
from a local supplier who is OHSA certified.
Local customers are encouraged to drop off any unused paper products for recycling
FREE of charge at our Ohio