We’ve also worked hard to source 100% sustainable, recycled or repurposed papers, using suppliers who are tireless in their quest to find new and interesting materials to create papers from, containing lower percentages of wood pulp. Who use less, or more renewable, energy in their production processes and who share in our views on environmental responsibility.
As well as our paper and ink considerations, we’ve also invested in chemistry-free platemaking. The likes of Heidelberg’s Saphira Thermal Plate go through different developing processes which negate the need for old-school chemical techniques.
And finally, waste reductive systems in our workshop and studio ensure that the little waste we do produce is thoroughly sorted and given a second life wherever humanly possible.
Keeping it local
And we look to use local suppliers wherever we can, too—much of our paper, for instance, comes from another fourth generation family-run business just a stone’s throw away in the next town over—an environmental and economic plus if ever there was one. And it goes without saying, although we will anyway, that all the paper we use is FSC accredited, giving us peace-of-mind that our resources always come from well-managed forests.