Printing is often perceived to be non-environmentally friendly. At The Printing House Ltd 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 as well as having a strong recycling initiative in-house to make use of any unwanted printing or scrap paper.
At our Crewe headquarters every light in the building has been replaced with LED lighting, which uses significantly less energy than conventional lighting. As we work in a colour sensitive industry, LED lighting also has an added bonus as 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.
Clothing & Workwear, Decoration and Printing
Embroidery is one our fastest growing area of business. We doubled our embroidery capacity in 2017 and increased the range of items we can embroider. We use the most high-tech embroidery machines on the market to allow us to offer the highest quality of embroidery at a competitive price. We can embroider anything from a polo shirt to a jacket, but also some more unusual items like holdalls, hats, and footwear. Embroidery is an incredibly green process, using very little energy and no chemicals at all to create vibrant branded workwear, bags and hats.
Direct to Garment Clothing Printing
DTG or Direct to Garment printing is inkjet technology designed to print a full colour image using cyan, magenta, yellow & black inks onto a cotton substrate such as a T-shirt or hoodie. The pre-treated garment is then placed on a flat surface and printed using the inkjet and finally placed in a heat tunnel to cure the ink. Once this is done the garment is then wash resistant and durable. Again, this print process has almost no waste, uses very little energy and is much greener that alternative print methods such as screen printing.
Litho & Digital Printing
We run three digital presses including a high-speed Xerox Colour 1000 press which is a real workhorse of a machine, giving great colour reproduction and quick turnarounds. We have invested heavily to ensure that we only use paper from sustainable sources, very little energy, and almost no chemical wastage.