FWG Print Solutions, a greener printing company: FWG uses environmentally friendly vegetable, soy, and water soluble dye based inks and coatings that are low in VOC’s. We also use UV inks in the large format digital department, which do not release VOC’s. These inks are weather resistant so they can be used for outdoor purposes as well.
As a company FWG recycles paper, plastic, and metals throughout the plant and offices. We have installed energy efficient lighting and sensors throughout our building to reduce energy consumption.
FWG has been awarded the Respect Printer Award for our use of environmentally friendly media. The FWG preferred house sheet is FSC certified and 55% recycled, 30% PCW.
We chose our digital press for its environmentally safe and efficient design. Digital dry inks have been approved for food contact and pigments are safe from known carcinogens or skin irritants.
Dry inks can be readily removed from printed documents for recycling and the paper used does not need pre-treatment which impedes recycling.
All equipment investments are based in part on a green printing technology. Years ago FWG made a conscious decision to purchase conventional printing press versus UV litho presses because of the enormous savings of energy need to operate the machines. With the development of vegetable printing inks along with other VOC emissions are considered throughout the industry to be comparable to the UV press. The conservation of energy resources was a component in that decision.
FWG utilizes online virtual proofs when possible to eliminate manufacturing and delivery cost and has made strides to become a paperless manufacturing company facility and is continuing to do so.