Online printer Smartpress has released six new eco-friendly sign substrates.
Along with two existing sustainable signage materials, these new offerings give their customers a variety of green alternatives.
Smartpress tested a multitude of eco-friendly materials to ensure they provide the same quality than less-sustainable alternatives.
“Sustainability is more critical than ever and we’re passionate about sourcing the best materials with the least environmental impact,” said Matt Hazel, senior director of Supply Chain Management at Smartpress’ parent company, The Bernard Group.
“We’re doing our part in finding the greenest and most renewable materials that exist,” said Hazel.
Smartpress’ new substrates are 100 per cent recyclable, with more than half being FSC certified. Smartpress’ proprietary, plant-based styGreen material is ocean-safe as it dissolves in water, biodegradable and produces up to 80 per cent fewer greenhouse gases than its non-eco counterparts.
The new signage materials join an eco-friendly printing repertoire of recycled stocks and hemp paper.
“Once we’ve established that a material is indeed sustainable, prints the way it should and hits the colors needed, we share it with our clients,” Hazel said.