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We're Closed Monday, September 1
We are closed Monday, September 1, for Labor Day. If you approve an online proof between 8/28/2014 and 9/1/2014, please add one business day to your turnaround time. If you have any questions regarding your turnaround, please call us at 800-844-0599 or email support@48hourprint.com and we will get back to you as soon as we return to the office Tuesday, September 2.

Good for You . Good for the Environment .

Better Quality • Recycled Content

Preserving the environment by using green printing practices and recycled paper is a major initiative of 48HourPrint.com. We offer recycled paper stocks for all of our print products (a few exceptions apply, please see below).  We are offering recycled stock at no additional cost to you. It's brighter and more uniform in appearance than any stock we've offered before. You get great printing results, while doing something good for the environment.

Environmentally Responsible

Printing Practices

The manufacturing processes that we use for all of our printing products, including recycled paper, are focused on protecting the environment:

  • No chlorine or bleach is used to whiten our paper.
  • Soy-based inks have few traces of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and create vibrant print images.
  • All printing plates we use are non-process plates which use no chemicals for development or finishing. These non-process plates eliminate the need for installation, management or maintenance of the traditional wet-chemical plate processing systems, allowing the plate making process to be more efficient and environmentally friendly.
  • Our water-based aqueous coatings, Gloss and Matte, are 100% biodegradable, and are our recommended finish .
  • All waste paper and printing plates are recycled.
  • With all of our printing done on Komori LS 640 presses, considered to be the world's most efficient printing press, we decrease make-ready time by half and reduce waste, chemicals and energy consumption.
  • Products are boxed in recycled cardboard or recycled boxes, and packaged with biodegradable packaging materials.
  • Products are printed and shipped from one of our two facilities (Cleveland or Phoenix) that is closest to the delivery area to save on fuel use.

Multiple Recycled Paper Options

Recycled Paper is now our STANDARD stock. Listed below are our paper stocks and the associated recycled content.

Paper Stock Recycled Info
100# Text Stock 10% PCW
80# Cover Stock 10% PCW
14pt C1S Cover Stock 10% PCW
14pt C2S Cover Stock 10% PCW
100# Uncoated Cover Stock 10% PCW
70# Opaque Text Stock 30% PCW
60# Opaque Text Stock 30% PCW
28# White Wove Stock No recycled option available at this time
13oz. White Scrim Vinyl No recycled option available at this time
GF-Photo Intellicoat Magic Gloss No recycled option available at this time

 

Corporate Commitment

to Environment Issues

In addition to following green printing practices, 48HourPrint.com encourages environmentally friendly practices throughout our organization:

  • Recycling containers are positioned at every desk.
  • Recycling stations are in each common area for bottles, cans and paper.
  • Paperless meetings are encouraged, with laptops and Internet connectivity used in training and conference rooms.
  • E-faxes eliminate paper waste and toner cartridges.
  • Computers and monitors are shut off at the end of the work day.
  • 48HourPrint.com "Green" coffee mugs and drinking glasses are provided to employees to eliminate plastic and Styrofoam.
  • Many employees bicycle or take mass transit (company reimbursed) to work.