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Green Printer Resources

Green & Sustainability

PIA LogoThe sustainable and green printing movement is more alive than ever and continues to grow, are you ready for it? The EHS Department at Printing Industries of America continually develops and collects information and resources to assist printers beginning their journey along the sustainable green printing path, available here. - Green & Sustainability

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Green Guide for Printers

The Green Guide for Graphic Communications from Printing Industries of America provides a step-by-step approach to evaluating and marketing your sustainability profile.

Green Guide

Green Printing and Packaging

These projects from students at the University of Houston's College of Technology Digital Media Program provide information on topics relevant to today's green discussions- sustainable packaging and green printing. The student projects provide interesting insights into the world of green printing and packaging. For more information, visit the sites linked below.

Green Packaging student website

Journey to Sustainability Webinar

This webinar provides information on the steps that graphic arts operations can take to begin the journey to sustainability, as well as the benefits of sustainability.

Journey to Sustainability (.zip file)

Ten Marketing Strategies for Green Marketing Webinar

Interested in learning more about how to market the green aspects of your business? This webinar, presented by Peter Nowak, discusses ten strategies for green marketing.

Webinar - Green Marketing

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership

PIA LogoThe SGP Partnership is an industry-specific, voluntary program designed to reduce the environmental impact and increase social responsibility of the print and graphic communications industry and is the industry standard for the certification and continuous improvement of sustainability and best practices within print manufacturing operations.

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership

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Greenwashing: Combatting Its Effect On The Printing Industry
Greenwashing: Combatting Its Effect On The Printing Industry.

This article by Printing Industries America staff explains the Federal Trade Commission's new "Green Guides" for making environmental claims, the dangers of greenwashing, and how to avoid making false environmental claims.

Educational Articles

Lacey Act Article

Scholarships are available to students who are pursuing careers in the document management or Graphic Communications industry. For more information, visit the EDSF website:

Paper Sourcing Articles

Scholarships are available for graduating high school students who are residents of New England and are pursuing an education in Graphics Communications study at a two-year or four-year college or university. For more information, visit the Printing & Publishing Council of New England website at: or contact:

5 Crystal Pond Road
Southborough, MA 01772

Phone: (508) 804-4100

SGP and Value of Print Campaign Updates

The Madison Area Printing Scholarship is open to graduating high school students living in the Madison, WI area planning to pursue a career in Graphic Communications at a two-year or four-year college. For more information, visit the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation at:

Phone (800) 910-4283

Value of Print Campaigns

The Value of Print

flipbookcover2Now more than ever, it is vital to communicate the value of print. It is essential to convey the message that print is important to brand recognition and the sales process, and that the Graphic Communications industry is an environmentally and socially responsible one.


Choose Print

An educational campaign designed to promote the value of print and to reinforce the fact that print is a recyclable, renewable and sustainable environmental choice. "Choose Print" contains a wealth of information on why print is a powerful and environmentally responsible media choice.


Print Grows Trees

"Print Grows Trees" is an educational campaign that uses facts to show that print on paper actually helps to grow trees and keep our forests from being sold for development. By connecting the dots between print and the private landowners who own almost 60 percent of U.S. woodlands, "Print Grows Trees" challenges the widely held belief that by using less paper, trees will be saved.

Print Grows Trees Website

You Love Paper

Sustainable Print Related Organizations

Print in the Mix

PIA LogoPrint in the Mix is a clearinghouse of research on the effectiveness of advertising media including print, mobile and other direct forms of marketing communication to advocate and educate for the value of print as a viable and effective ROI in the marketing strategy media mix.

Print in the Mix website

Two Sides

two-sides2'Two Sides' is an initiative by companies from the Graphic Communications Supply Chain including forestry, pulp, paper, inks and chemicals, pre press, press, finishing, publishing and printing. The common goals are to promote the responsible production and use of print and paper, and dispel common environmental misconceptions by providing users with verifiable information on why print on paper is an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium.

Create Your Own Myths and Facts Booklet

Two Sides website

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WhatTheyThink Going Green
The Printer's National Environmental Assistance Center


The Printers’ National Environmental Assistance Center’s assists regulatory agencies and technical assistance providers by delivering current, reliable environmental compliance and pollution prevention information to printers, publishers, and packagers.

PNEAC Sustainability Resources

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