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The Going Green Interview: SGP Board Member Theresa Vanna

By on September 20th, 2013 - Comments Off

Theresa Vanna is the Business Director, Graphics, for Transilwrap Company Inc., and has been involved with the Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership since very early in the organization’s life cycle. She is now serving her second term as an SGP board member, and also sits on the SGP’s marcom committee, overseeing the group’s marketing and communications efforts….

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Happy Anniversary!

By on September 11th, 2013 - Comments Off

The Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership celebrates its fifth anniversary Tuesday at Print 13.

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Two Sides Announces Eco-graphic Contest Winner

By on September 10th, 2013 - Comments Off

Yesterday at Print 13, Phil Riebel, President of Two Sides US, announced the winner of the Two Sides Eco-graphic contest: Lynette Maymi, a 34-year-old design professional from Pompano Beach, Fla. The grand prize is $2,500. Runners up/honorable mentions include Two other designers received honorable mentions:  Taylor Pederson, Chanhassen, Minn., and Lisa Marek Olson, Inver Grove…

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Five Years On

By on August 22nd, 2013 - Comments Off

Tempus fugit: the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is celebrating its five-year anniversary this month. And in those five years the organization has certified 52 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, with a recertification rate of 95%. It has also become the gold standard for the commitment to environmental sustainability in the printing industry. Anniversary…

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Go Paperless? Not Just Yet

By on August 13th, 2013 - 2 Comments

Earlier this summer, our friends at Two Sides conducted a survey of 2,000 consumers to gauge the extent to which they truly want to accede to the requests of their creditors and “go paperless” in favor of electronic billing. So they? If I may channel my inner Richard Dawson…“survey says”: 64% of consumers say they…

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The Red and the Black

By on August 5th, 2013 - 3 Comments

I confess that I have not been following the saga of so-called “black liquor” (no, nothing to do with Johnny Walker Black, which was my initial thought, but perhaps that’s just me), but over at Dead Tree Edition, our friend Mr. Tree (if that is his name) has been tracking the various boondoggles—and it sounds…

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Above-the-Cloud Computing

By on July 24th, 2013 - Comments Off

Google is floating a trial balloon to…try balloons. That is, they plan to hoist balloons aloft to offer Internet access just about anywhere on Earth. Project Loon (insert own joke here) comprises a balloon-mounted box of electronics that contains GPS, sensors, weather-monitoring instruments, etc. A network of these balloons at the rim of space will…

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Second Canadian Facility Receives SGP Certification

By on July 17th, 2013 - Comments Off

Montréal’s Starflex Packaging’s Montréal facility has become the latest to become certified by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), boosting the number of certified plants to more than 50. Starflex is the second Canadian plant and the ninth flexo shop to receive SGP certification. Starflex Packaging is a manufacturer of flexible packaging for the food…

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The Two Sides Eco-Graphic Challenge

By on July 9th, 2013 - Comments Off

Do you like paper? Do you like infographics? Now, you can combine them, with the first ever Two Sides Eco-Graphic Challenge. Create a snazzy infographic communicating data about the sustainability of paper and you could pocket $2,500. The contest is open to U.S. citizens of all ages, and you are even allowed­—nay, encouraged—to form teams…

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Green and Wide

By on July 2nd, 2013 - 1 Comment

The blog went to FESPA London last week, and there was no shortage of  “sustainable solutions” and “eco media” on display, although “sustainable” predominantly is synonymous with “recyclable.” On the ink side, so-called “eco-solvent” inks are also touted as being environmentally friendly and to the extent that they use milder solvents than proper solvent inks,…

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