Sustainable digital and litho print = beautiful print. Making more from less. EMAS certified. Proud moment. Improving quality. Reducing costs. Renewable energy. Carbon neutral. More trees. Less ink. Quality always. Print progressives.

We are EMAS*

It was a proud day when we got the news in March 2014. It’s not the certificate, but what it forces you to do. We had to examine every aspect of our business and fix even the tiniest things. No hiding place. Lots of lessons. It made us better printers. We are waiting for the Brexit shambles’ outcome to see what we will do in the future. In the meantime, we are exceeding standards and still complying with everything EMAS*!

*Exciting news coming soon! We have enrolled in a more extensive auditing system. Watch this space. 04/21

We use solar power

When the sun shines the presses sing! *Locally generated solar power is supplied to our presses. *On the roof. A roof on the farm. Not our farm, the farm we are on! (sigh)

We use renewable energy

Aside from our solar power, the rest of our energy comes from Ecotricity, the world’s first green electricity company and still the most advanced. They invest more in creating renewable energy than all other UK suppliers put together. Like us, they’re EMAS certified. Their customer service is great. We’re on the 100% Green Energy tariff. Recommended.

We plant trees

Alder. Beech. Broom. Crab apple. Dogwood. Gorse. Hazel. Juniper. Lime. Maple. Rowan. Scots pine. Spindle. Sweet chestnut. Walnut. Wild cherry. Wild pear. Wild plum. Wych elm. Yew. So far, we’ve funded the planting of 6001 trees in the UK

We are carbon neutral - Since 2006

A zero carbon footprint is a good target because it focuses attention and makes you gather data. Our offsetting program funds the Sub-Saharan Africa Improved Water Infrastructure. Nearly a billion people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water. This project provides clean drinking water to rural communities in Uganda and Malawi.

We use FSC paper

The Forest Stewardship Council certificate is the best guarantee that a product comes from a well-managed forest – the only one to be recommended by Greenpeace. The criteria are to conserve biological diversity and ancient forests, protect indigenous groups and combat climate change. Our FSC® Chain of Custody number is FSC® INT-COC-003944.402

We use vegetable inks

They’re better for the planet and they’re better quality. We’ve been using them since the last millennium. We also use computer-to-plate technology that removes the need for toxic chemicals.