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
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.
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.
“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
“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?
California Audubon Society
Heal the Bay
Orange County Great Park
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
Colorado State University
Urban Environmental Policy
Iowa State University
California State University at Irvine
San Diego Unified School District
Good Deed Organization
Cradle to Cradle
NYC Dept. of Transportation
Cradle to Cradle
Essential Living Foods
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
Silver Lining Entertainment
Naked Edge Snacks
The Cookie Lab
APEC Water Systems
The Grumpy Princess
iNi Sustainable Source
Lost Trail Ski Area
Blue Smoke Coffee
Taylor Maid Farms
Smak Food Co.
Synergy Organic Clothing
UCLA Reggae Festival
Wooly Pockets Gardening
Univ. of Cal. Irvine – Otis College
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.
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. read more
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. read more
Printing & Your Brand
We believe that how you print can communicate as much about your brand as what you print. Plan It Green Printing was founded in 2002 to guide our customers along the path of sustainable printing through the use of innovative methods and materials.
Plan It Green Printing, Inc.
2349 Langdale Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90041