Printing Green: When you gotta print hardcopy

Following are tips on printing green from the ASAE Convene Green Alliance:Recycle

  1. Make certain you clean up your distribution list so you do not overprint.
  2. Can your printed piece serve multiple audiences and purposes?
  3. Use recycled paper, vegetable- or soy-based inks, and aqueous coatings.
  4. Print on both sides using smallest standard-size paper possible.
  5. Ask your printer for an Environmental Impact Statement or other metrics.
  6. Use sustainably certified printers.

From Associations Now, July 2013, p. 44.

About Glenda Sharp

I am a Certified Association Executive with more than 25 years of association management experience. I am principal of Sharper Associations, a full service association management and consulting firm. My clients include the Chicago Association of Direct Marketing, National Speakers Association-IL Chapter, SIETAR USA, West Suburban Bar Association, Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, PR consultant Deborah Weixl, and author Harry Sharp.

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