As an environmentally conscientious organization, Cenveo Publisher Services works with certified sustainable paper mills and uses low VOC ink. What does that mean for you? With Cenveo, you have access to recycled, Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified paper stocks and vegetable-based inks. This allows you to extend your organization’s sustainability efforts through to the end products of your publishing program.
Forestry Stewardship Council. FSC is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forest. It provides standard setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services for companies and organizations interested in responsible forestry. For more information visit www.fsc.org.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative. The SFI program is based on the premise that responsible environmental behavior and sound business decisions can co-exist by integrating the perpetual growing and harvesting of trees with the protection of wildlife, plants, soil, water, and air quality. For more information visit www.sfiprogram.org.
Cenveo operates FSC and SFI certified manufacturing facilities.
Vegetable-based ink. While the use of soy based inks have grown in popularity, there are several other vegetable oils used in making ink. They include cottonseed, vernonia, sunflower, tung (Chinawood), linseed (Flax) and canola. The use of these oils along with new manufacturing processes has eliminated the use of lead, chromium, and silver. Soy and vegetable based inks have evolved to VOC levels of 2-20%, from 25-35% for conventional commercial sheetfed inks. Through new technologies, the large ink manufacturers are pioneering new ways of reducing VOC levels which greatly benefits our environment.
Cenveo manufacturing facilities use inks containing an average of 7% soy.