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March is record month for green printing inquiries!

Friday, April 18th, 2008

We reached a new record for number of green printing inquiries through the website in March. The interest in recycled papers and soy inks just keeps growing. With all the attention the environment and global warming are getting in the news, it’s no wonder folks are looking for any possible way to reduce their carbon footprint at home and at work.

There are many simple things you can do to help, such as using the back side of printouts in your fax machine or cutting them up for note paper to use by the phone. But if your company prints any amount of marketing material, whether it be brochures, stationery or direct mail pieces, switching to 100% post-consumer recycled paper and printing with a company that is committed to printing green will help the most. There are so many good paper choices that make it easy to go green! And if you print with us, ask if your job qualifies for our green printing seal. There is no better way to show your customers that you’re doing all you can to help the environment.

Your green printer can help you help the planet. Call us!

Green Printing e-commerce site in the works!

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Barefoot Press, Raleigh, NC’s original green printer, is making it easier than ever to order eco-friendly printing. We are preparing to launch the commerce section of our site as a one-stop resource for green printing. The most commonly ordered products, such as envelopes, stationery, brochures and one-sheets will soon be available for convenient online ordering. Everything on the site will carry the Green Rhino seal, and will be printed on earth-friendly papers with soy inks. You will be able to access our store directly from the products section of this website, or log on to We hope to have this section live in the next couple of months, and welcome your input here through the blog. Please give us feedback on the things you would like to see to make it easier than ever to order green printing!

How eco-friendly is digital printing?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Xerox claims it’s dry inks are edible, making them some of the most eco-friendly printing inks on the market today. That’s right, if you order green printing from Barefoot Press, your project can be printed on recycled paper with edible inks. We’re not sure how good they taste, but they evidently don’t do any more harm to the environment than they do to your liver. Also, because digital printing requires fewer make-ready sheets, it uses less recycled paper than conventional offset printing. For short runs and very high quality, digital printing can be a good choice for your green printing projects. And if you need more than a couple hundred sheets, our offset printing department will take care of you. Your account manager will automatically quote the most cost-effective method, while assuring the most eco friendly printing process is used for your marketing material.

The Red Cross goes green!

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

The Triangle Chapter of the American Red Cross in Raleigh, NC has partnered with Barefoot Press to go green in 2008! From now on, the Triangle ARC is committed to green printing, using recycled paper in all of their offset printing materials. The envelopes used in their mailings are now 100% post-consumer recycled, and are printed in soy-based inks. The Red Cross in the Triangle reconizes the importance of eco-friendly printing, and has turned to Raleigh’s original green printer for help. We are proud to support their efforts:

Our house coated paper is now 50% recycled!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Barefoot Press is thrilled to offer a house line of coated paper with a higher percentage of recycled content! Without significantly impacting our costs, we now have a complete line of gloss and dull coated paper that contains 50% total recycled content, including 30% post-consumer fiber and 20% preconsumer recycled fiber, with the remainder of it’s pulp being sourced from FSC-certified forests. It is a bright white sheet with a nice smooth surface that is perfect for offset printing using our line of soy inks. We stock it in all the common text and cover weights.

So from now on, unless you specify otherwise, your coated sheet projects will automatically be quoted on this recycled paper. This move is further evidence of our commitment to offer the most complete green printing program in the country. Printing your material on this eco-friendly recycled paper shows your concern for the environment, and furthers your own green marketing efforts.

Dwell Magazine using virgin fiber paper?

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Dwell, a champion of green design in architecture and a magazine that we, as designers, enjoy reading, is apparantly “starting to think about recycled paper.” This from Christine Parton, a reader who wrote to the magazine from British Columbia, as published in the February 2008 issue:

“I am happy to note that you are starting to think about recycled paper. I have hesitated to buy any previous issues despite my interest in sustainable building… and hope that in the future you are able to move to 100% post-consumer recycled paper. I know other publications are using it without compromising quality.”

Why would a publication that is such an obvious candidate for green printing use anything but recycled, or, at a minimum, FSC-certified paper? We have no idea. Considering the magazine’s mission, we can’t believe this is an oversight. There are plenty of eco-friendly printing and paper options for Dwell to choose from.

Christine goes on to write: “I am hesitating buying a subscription until your magazine has a higher recycled content…” Write them yourself, and let them know you agree:

A tour of the magazine’s credit pages offered no production information.

100% Post-Consumer Recycled Envelopes in Stock!

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Barefoot Press is very happy to announce that we now stock 100% post-consumer recycled envelopes! Available in #10 window and regular, these eco-friendly envelopes are very reasonably priced, and are a great way to enhance your green printing efforts! They are perfectly suited for offset printing with soy inks. Keep an eye on the site for online ordering… we hope to have this feature live sometime in February. In the meantime, call us for a quote!

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