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The Nebraska Game and Parks Department had a problem. They wanted to disburse seeds in areas of Nebraska burned by forest fires. The idea was to use the local wildlife as the means of conveyance. The animals would eat the prepared seed blocks and as they foraged in the mountains ‘deposit’ the seeds with a nice healthy dose of nitrogen as well! The seed blocks, made with molasses, needed a form of identification but just for a short period of time. Plan It Green Printing suggested and printed dissolvable label stickers for the blocks. When it snows or rains, the labels dissolve. The labels are made of wood cellulose and cause no harm to the environment.

The New York City Department of Transportation recently asked Plan It Green to print dissolvable stickers for their parking citation bureau. The labels are applied to parking signs and then written on to alert citation crews if they should issue tickets. The labels dissolve when it rains or snows, leaving no residues or buildup. The labels are made of plant starch and cause no harm to the environment.

Wheat Straw Paper

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What if we could make a great paper from something other than trees? What if we could help to mitigate the paper industry’s impact on deforestation throughout the world? Plan It Green Printing has joined forces with Prairie Pulp & Paper, Inc. and is now offering paper made from wheat straw waste, which is leftover wheat straw that has been ‘recycled’. The mixture is 80% wheat straw and 20% Forest Stewardship Council certified wood. The paper is bleached elemental chlorine-free. And it’s approved by Canopy.

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Truly Sustainable Printing

Smart organizations understand that printing responsibly can enhance their brand image in significant ways. Consumers prefer to buy ‘green’ when given a choice.

Today, the multitude of sustainable paper stocks, printing methods, and certification bodies require an education all by themselves. Are the inks petroleum or vegetable-based, low V.O.C. (volatile organic compounds) or not? Are the paper and packaging FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), SFI (Sustainably Forestry Initiative) or BEP (Best Environmental Practices) certified? Was the manufacturing carbon-neutral? Are the labels compostable?

Going further, is the paper biopolymers-based, tree-free, stone, or cellulose? And where is the paper actually coming from? — China, Taiwan, Canada, Indonesia or the U.S.? If the source is Indonesia or Canada, then this is quite possibly contributing to deforestation and the extinction of native species.

Because of Plan It Green Printing’s unique level of expertise with earth-friendly printing methods and materials, companies turn to us to assist them in navigating this new landscape.

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Save Money With Sustainably Printed Labels

If you still believe that printing plastic labels is cheaper than printing on a ‘green’ material, you’re working with the wrong printer! In the past, plastic labels were less expensive than printing on a ‘green’ stock, but the economics have recently reversed. Now you can do the right thing and pay less at the same time. Printing sustainably is a great way to let customers know your company is both concerned about the environment and engaged enough to switch from plastic to plant labels.

Feedback

“Thanks again for all your efforts — the stickers looked great and were a hit!”

— Vicki Caldwell, Account Executive, Dell, Inc.

“Rob is incredibly easy to work with, very knowledgeable about environmentally-friendly printing, and consistently delivers high quality work. My office has hired him for dozens of jobs over the years and we wouldn’t go anywhere else!”

— Amanda Leigh Shaffer
Director of Communications at Urban & Environmental Policy Institute
Occidental College

“Plan It Green Printing is an epic company with amazing values of sustainable printing and smarter branding through the use of innovative methods and materials….clearly an easy choice for us to work with them!”

— Synergy Organic Clothing

Who Works With Us?

  • Dell
  • Microsoft
  • eBay
  • Patagonia
  • California Audubon Society
  • Heal the Bay
  • Orange County Great Park
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • Beyond Searsville Dam
  • Save Hetch Hetchy
  • Beverly Hills Juice
  • Bon Appetit @ The Getty Museum
  • Beyond Searsville Dam
  • The Great Orange Park
  • Tortillas de la Tierra
  • American Rivers
  • Superfood Snacks
  • Colorado State University
  • Cisco Bros.
  • Urban Environmental Policy
    Institute/Occidental College
  • Iowa State University
  • California State University at Irvine
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • Good Deed Organization
  • Cradle to Cradle
  • NYC Dept. of Transportation
  • Cisco Brothers
  • Cradle to Cradle
  • Ecover
  • Essential Living Foods
  • Nicola Foods
  • Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
  • Jar Goods
  • Supernature
  • Silver Lining Entertainment
  • Squooshi Corp.
  • Naked Edge Snacks
  • The Cookie Lab
  • APEC Water Systems
  • Supernature EU
  • The Grumpy Princess
  • iNi Sustainable Source
  • KASHI Foods
  • KPFK Radio
  • Legacy Financial
  • Lost Trail Ski Area
  • Simply Straws
  • Blue Smoke Coffee
  • Burton
  • Signature Coffee
  • Taylor Maid Farms
  • Temple Tea
  • Teko Socks
  • Snapware
  • Smak Food Co.
  • Wend Magazine
  • Lydia’s Organics
  • Synergy Organic Clothing
  • My Funkins
  • UCLA Reggae Festival
  • Wooly Pockets Gardening
  • Univ. of Cal. Irvine – Otis College
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Plan It Green Printing work featured in ‘Print and Production Finishes for Sustainable Design’ book

In 2002, we started to offer clients greener paper & sticker stock alternatives that far exceeded what 99% of printers offered. Stocks that were tree-free, 100% recycled/post-consumer waste. Soy-based inks. Now our foresight and the far-seeing intelligence of our clients has been recognized in “ Print and Production Finishes for Sustainable Design by Edward Denison, Rotovision, 2009. “…an indispensible ideas sourcebook and practical guide to what has become an important consideration for many designers: sustainability.” The book shows examples of environmentally friendly inks, varnishes, pigments, and finishes that can be used in a wide range of standard printed media. Printing innovations and specialized printing techniques using environmentally friendly ingredients are also included.

Our News

Plan It Green Printing Announces Success of Dissolvable Labels for Earth-Friendly Organizations

Plan It Green Printing, one of North America’s leading earth-friendly printers, recently announced the success of printed dissolvable labels for major organizations across the U.S. Groups such as the New York City Department of Transportation, Cradle to Cradle® and Bon Appetite Management Company now use dissolvable labels to create greater efficiency, save time and help the environment.
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Plan It Green Printing Caters to the Food and Beverage Industry with Ecofriendly Printed Labels

Plan It Green Printing, one of North America’s leading earth-friendly printers, recently announced successful green printing projects for a variety of food and beverage companies. Clients include food services, food producers and food packagers who seek eco-friendly printing solutions for printed labels and more. Plan It Green offers a variety of sustainable printing options for businesses and organizations that require printed materials, yet want to limit the negative affect they have on the environment.
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