Planting Trees with Carbon Capture Paper

Thursday, 14 March 2019 14:31:42 Europe/London

Carbon Capture ReportA Local Printer uses Carbon Capture material for many of our products, which translates in to money donated to Woodland Trust to plant trees.  With our paper merchant partners the combined donations are now in excess of £800,000 which equates to rather a lot of trees. 260,000 to be precise!

What is Carbon Capture?

Carbon Capture is a mechanism for offsetting the carbon generated in the production, storage and distribution of (in our case) paper through the purchase of 'credits'. The credits translate in to money which in turn is fed back to Woodland Trust who then use it to plant trees which absorb carbon from the atmosphere.

By using Carbon Capture paper our customers are helping to reduce the amount of CO2 entering the atmosphere, which is something we can all be proud of.

Owner of A Local Printer with a love of eco-printing, rooting through the paper bins and pestering the printers for exciting samples.

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Comments | Posted By Miranda Barnett

Stand by – Ricoh has landed!

Sunday, 15 January 2017 15:06:42 Europe/London

Ricoh colour digital press at A Local PrinterSay hello to Ricoh – our new and very impressive digital press. And we can’t wait to introduce you to this all singing and dancing piece of kit. With our new Ricoh in residence our small order and digital printed products will be entering a new realm – not to mention all of the other possibilities that it brings.

Read on to learn more about this sexy beast.

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Eco Printing – what I learnt today

Wednesday, 4 January 2017 16:36:13 Europe/London

eco printing from A Local PrinterAs I hope you all know, eco-printing is what we are all about. We have been successfully selling it online since 2006, with a growing product range and customer base. Today I thought it would be interesting to do a review of eco-printing and write a blog about the changes that we have seen since those very early days when recycled paper was almost impossible to source and vegetable oil based inks were in their infancy.  My first port of call is Google - for a browse through any industry white papers covering this topic. The search term entered ‘Is there still a place for eco-printing’. Read on to see what I learnt today...

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Get the best from Printing on Recycled Paper

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 14:35:34 Europe/London

Printing on recycled paperWe have been using recycled paper for our website products since 2006 and have seen a few changes to the material in those 10 years. For many of our customers printing on recycled paper is what led them to us in the first place, but there is still an element that has a fear that printing on recycled paper is going to be inferior.  Allow me dispel that unfounded myth forthwith!

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It’s not easy being green. Or is it?

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:00:00 Europe/London

eco printWhatever your business, you will be aware of the increasing need to reduce your carbon footprint: using an eco printing service is an excellent way of minimising your environmental impact whilst also boosting your company’s green credibility.
As an SME, conforming to environmentally conscientious practices might seem challenging, but with our quality eco printing service, enhancing your company’s green credentials is easy and inexpensive.
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Comments | Posted By Miranda Barnett