Magazine printer Publishers Press continues its environmental efforts by achieving the SoySeal Certification from the American Soybean Association (ASA). Customers of Publishers Press are now able to place the SoySeal seal-of-approval logo in the body of their publications.
“I am very proud that we’ve made another aggressive step toward our goal of sustainability,” says Christie Royalty-Orr, Environmental Health and Safety Director at Publishers Press. “Publishers Press places a high priority on offering customers industry-leading ink technology in combination with safe and sustainable alternatives to conventional oil-based inks.”
In order to receive certification, all inks must adhere to high standards of quality and contain a certain percentage of soy content. The publication body inks used by Publishers Press meet the ASA requirements. The company is currently working toward certification of its cover inks as well.
Soy ink is not only lower in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), it’s also less toxic during the printing process and is more easily extracted from paper during the de-inking process than petroleum-based inks. “Printing with soy is another incremental step that we can all make to reduce our overall environmental impact,” says Royalty-Orr.
Publishers Press is a socially and environmentally responsible company committed to continuous improvement. As part of its ongoing environmental efforts, the company is currently working toward certification from the Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) partnership.
Publishers Press is a family-owned magazine printing company in its fifth generation, with two plants near Louisville, Kentucky. Publishers Press prints standard, digest, and tabloid magazines and journals, both saddle stitch and perfect bound, with runs from 5,000 up to 500,000. The full-color, full-service operation offers capabilities that include printing, binding, finishing, distribution solutions, digital editions, and more.
For information: Cathy Phillips