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Archive for June, 2008

Green wrapping paper company start-up in NJ

Friday, June 20th, 2008

When New Jersey-based letterpress stationery artist Robin Dubin decided to launch a line of eco-friendly wrapping paper, she did some internet research on green printing and landed at Barefoot Press in Raleigh, NC. Robin and her partner/husband Dave Dubin at Robin Beth Designs wanted to produce their designs, consisting of earth-friendly artwork and messages, in the most responsible way. Our house uncoated 70# offset, containing 100% post-consumer recycled fiber processed chlorine free, fit their criteria perfectly. We printed 28×40 press sheets in four color process using our house soy inks, and trimmed them to a flexible 27″x39″ size. In addition, Robin designed a brochure showcasing many other designs, which we printed on 80# cover stock, also 100% pcw recycled paper.

Dave and Robin introduced their designs at the National Stationery Show in New York City on May 19, and the debut created a buzz in the industry. They are currently talking to a UK distributor about exporting to Europe, and are in negotiation with a large North American retailer as well. Stay tuned for big news about this ambitious start-up company.

You can contact the company, and see examples of Robin’s beautiful letterpress wedding invitations at www.robinbeth.com. Dave writes a blog focusing on issues he is passionate about, including the environment, at his site: www.aliveandkickn.com.

Your green printer in the news!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

The Raleigh News & Observer recognized Barefoot Press in a recent story entitled: Green saves green – companies’ eco-friendly changes do more than make a social statement. In discussing the ways that companies can have a more positive environmental impact, reporter John Murowski gave a nod to Raleigh’s original green printer, writing: “Raleigh printing company Barefoot Press has used soy-based inks and recycled paper for 21 years. For most of its existence, making a moral case for slightly discolored paper was a liability…”

While we aren’t sure where the “slightly discolored paper” reference originated, we do find it interesting that the perception of recycled paper seems to include such negative connotations, even in this age of heightened eco-awareness. Of course, it isn’t necessary to print on dull or off-white paper in order to meet your goal of using 100% post-consumer recycled paper. We have very bright white options available too!

Thanks to John for the mention.
Read the full article on the News and Observer in Raleigh, NC.

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Am I the only one that has a problem with this?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

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