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Go Green with DigitalTag and PrintoTag

When you publish with DigitalTag, you’re making a very green decision – one that’s good for both the bottom line and the environment. Our running ticker shows how many pieces of paper Nxtbook saves by producing digital editions. With 80,000 pages being produced from a single tree, DigitalTag has spared more than 4,000 trees in less than three years, and the number grows higher every day!

When you publish with PrintoTag you’re making a very green decision – one that’s good for both the bottom line and the environment. Our running ticker shows how many pieces of paper PrintoTag saves by producing digital editions. With 80,000 pages being produced from a single tree, PrintoTag has spared more than 4,000 trees in less than three years, and the number grows higher every day!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Paper

Improve internal communication, boost performance and teamwork by displaying information to the team. Display production line levels, inputs and outputs to management and production staff, integrate the many production processes to display on display screens, digital signage simplifies the entire communication process.

Reduce

  • Only print what’s necessary.
  • Make the point size smaller in your documents to reduce the number of printouts.
  • Send people E-Brochure instead of printouts.
  • Eliminate fax cover sheets by using self-adhesive fax notes.
  • Order supplies by phone, email or online.
  • Purchase office supplies with the highest Postconsumer content as possible.
  • Don’t overprint: find out how many people need to receive what you are sending out.
  • Before designing a project, get estimates from printers first. Often times, during the negotiations for cost reduction, printers will suggest a different trim size. For example, printing an 8.5″ x 11″ brochure will cost more than 8.5″ x 10 7/8″. It’s only a 1/8″ difference on the height, but depending on the quantity of your brochures, the savings could be in the thousands of dollars, and much less paper waste.
  • Spec the paper weight that is suffecient to perform the job. This saves you on postage too.
  • Ask your designer to spec recycled paper or even tree-free paper (lots of beautiful options, i.e. cotton, kenaf, bamboo, bagasse, etc.).

Reuse

  • Use the other side of printed sheets when documents are not in the final stages, like proofing text or emails for example. (Have a stack ready to load your printer.)
  • ut scraps of paper and use them as notes.
  • Save cardboard boxes for future shipping.
  • Avoid paper products as much as possible: use cloth towels instead of paper towel, use a ceramic mug instead of paper cup.
  • Reuses file folders.
  • Donate your old books, trade and consumer magazines to your local library.

Recycle

  • Recycling is simple: just have separate trash cans set up for paper, bottles, and trash. On the day of trash collection, it’s a lot easier to bring them out.
  • Recycling pickup is free, therefore the more you sort out from trash, the more you can save in refusal pickup fees.
  • Buy recycled too. It helps to solidify the market for post-consumer products in the marketplace.
  • Look for new and unique opportunities to reduce, reuse or recycle paper products.
  • Display the recycled symbol and PCW content on your printed materials.