Taking care of the environment is a way of life at Salem Printing. We have been implementing environmentally friendly practices for years, not because it’s the latest “thing” but because it is “simply good business.”
• Salem Printing was an early adopter of computer-to-plate (CTP) technology, virtually eliminating all chemicals used in the computer-to-plate-making process.
• Salem Printing recycles all scrap paper generated from print production to be reused in the paper-making process.
• In 2008, Salem Printing became FSC® certified by Rainforest Alliance.
What is FSC?
Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable way. By using FSC certified paper and incorporating the logo on your printed material, you are supporting the growth of responsible forest management worldwide.
How can you print an FSC-certified project?
In order to use the FSC logo on a finished product, the paper must be tracked through the FSC chain-of-custody. The forest, paper producer, paper merchant and printer must all be FSC-certified. Here are the key steps:
• Notify Salem Printing that you want to print an FSC-certified project.
• We will help you select an FSC-certified paper that meets the requirements of the project.
• Leave room in the artwork for the appropriate FSC logo. Your Salem Printing representative will provide you a list of available logo dimensions and colors from which to choose. (We are prohibited from supplying high-resolution artwork to designers or customers for placement.)
• Once the files are received, we will place the high-resolution logo in the file and send a PDF of the project along with the paperwork to Rainforest Alliance for FSC approval.
• Rainforest Alliance will confirm the certification of the paper and the use of the appropriate logo (this normally takes 24 hours).
• Once printed, it will be packed and labeled as FSC-certified material. Also, your invoice will denote that your project was FSC-certified.
To learn more, visit fsc.org.