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We feel it’s important to reduce the environmental impact of printed communications. As we are involved in both traditional and new media we are ideally placed to advise on the most appropriate solution for you. If the decision is taken to print then we can take you through the process of choosing a recycled or more sustainably sourced paper.

Recycled paper

Recycled paper and board stocks can be specified and, very often, add both visual and tactile qualities to a well-designed job.

The NAPM (National Association of Paper Merchants) recovered fibre definition states paper and board qualities seeking to be certified with one of the NAPM Recycled Paper Marks must be manufactured from a minimum of 50%, 75% or 100% genuine paper and board waste fibre, no part of which should contain mill produced waste.

The NAPM defines genuine recovered fibre in the following terms:

  • Converters Waste: waste that has left the mill and is waste from a cutting or slitting operation
  • Printers waste: printed or unprinted – waste collected from a printing operation and may be either ‘trimmings’ (guillotine waste), ‘overs’, ‘rejects’ or any other similar waste received direct from a printer.
  • Domestic/Office waste: waste collected from either of these places – it may be printed or unprinted.
  • Newsstand Returns
  • Other – for example industrial waste, agricultural waste, etc.

Any combination of the above can go towards the 50%, 75% or 100% genuine recovered fibre minimum. Under no circumstances can Mill Broke, Virgin Wood Fibre or Virgin Non-wood Fibre contribute to genuine recovered fibre.

Please ask one of our Account Managers to send you samples of recycled stocks for you to evaluate.


As an environmentally aware organisation it is our policy to ensure our suppliers conform to appropriate regulations.

We understand the impact our industry has on the environment and take our responsibilities seriously. In order to minimize the negative effects involved in print production we work with trade suppliers that possess these certificates.

  • ISO14001
  • FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
  • PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification)

Our trade suppliers comply with relevant regulatory requirements regarding waste and chemicals disposal.