Saving the Environment
At Benjamin Bowring we strive to use environmentally friendly products and processes wherever possible
- Soy Inks – We use soy inks on all our offset printing. Soy inks a kind of ink made from soybeans. As opposed to traditional petroleum-based ink, soy-based ink is more environmentally friendly and makes it easier to recycle the paper it is printed on. Although we use soy ink, this does not compromise the quality of your printing. Soy inks still create stunning colours on your marketing materials.
Paper – We offer a large range of environmentally friendly and recycled papers. Most papers are made with dioxin (the chemical used to bleach the paper white), the environmental range we offer us milled using an elemental chlorine free process. All papers are made from trees which are a renewable source, but the process in which it is milled is what makes the difference to our environment. http://bfpapers.co.nz/mainmenu19/component/environment.html
Packaging - We package our products with biodegradable packaging materials instead of those that are annoying and harmful to the environment, such as petroleum-based foam "peanuts." We re-use all packaging from our suppliers to cut down our waste as much as possible
Finishing - We offer a solvent-free UV coating and use water-based aqueous coating to protect your printed pieces, both without any harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Aqueous provides a glossy, durable surface that deters dirt and fingerprints while UV coating adds a hard, ultra-hi-gloss finish
Printer Cartridges - We offer an ink cartridge and toner recycling service in store. Bring your old cartridges with you when you need a replacement and we will recycle all your cartridges at no cost to you.
We are focused on reducing waste in all areas of our business and our community.
By using top-grade paper with highly-trained press operators, we have considerably reduced the number of test or "make-ready" sheets needed to run through the presses as we set up your printing project. We recycle and re-use any excess paper and all products within the company.
You can confidently buy your printing from Benjamin Bowring knowing you are contributing to help save our beautiful country.