Printing is often perceived to be non-environmentally friendly. At The Printing House we have worked hard to make sure that we source all our raw materials in an environmentally responsible fashion, and that we use a minimum amount of energy to produce our finished printed products.
In September 2015 we invested in a 200 Panel, 50KW Solar Panel System, this means that a significant amount of the electricity we consume to produce print and workwear is generated by the sun. On a really sunny day, we can actually give back over half the energy we consume back to the grid, we feel that this makes us a truly green energy consumer.
Also, in 2015, we replaced every light in the building with LED lighting, which uses significantly less energy that conventional lighting. As we work in a colour sensitive industry, the LED lighting also has an added bonus, in that it replicates natural light. So everywhere in the building we can see our printed items and workwear as if it is in daylight. The difference this makes is significant, traditional fluorescent tubes found in most printing companies will make everything appear to have a yellow tint. This helps us offer a complete colour managed workflow for everything we print.
Embroidery is an incredibly green process, using very little energy and no chemicals at all to create vibrant Branded Workwear, Bags and Hats.
Again, this print process has almost no waste, uses very little energy and is much greener that alternative print methods such as screen printing.
We have invested heavily to ensure that we use only paper from sustainable sources, very little energy, and almost no chemical wastage.