Print Plus UK becomes a Carbon Balanced Printer

Richard Stuart-Turner
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Print Plus UK has become a Carbon Balanced Printer as part of a wider sustainability drive by the company.

Print Plus UK will offset the equivalent of 65 tonnes of CO2
Print Plus UK will offset the equivalent of 65 tonnes of CO2

The Bradford-based company received its certificate last week from CarbonCO, which delivers the programme on behalf of World Land Trust.

Print Plus UK business development manager Farid Malik told Printweek the business has been FSC-certified for a while and first heard about the Carbon Balanced Printer scheme through its clients “and we thought it was a brilliant initiative”.

“Personally, we are quite conscious of our environmental impact. As a company policy, we have decided that no new cars owned or leased by the company will be fossil-fuel based.

“A large share of our paper is already carbon balanced, either at source or after printing. The inks we use are vegetable-based. To our customers, it reaffirms our commitment to environmental issues.”

He added: “It gives our customers an added sense of relief about any adverse contributions to the environment. Achieving net-zero carbon contribution is the very least we can do, and we must go negative on our carbon contribution in the future.

“It gives us a personal satisfaction, that we are trying our best at not playing an adverse role in addition of carbon to the environment.”

The business will balance the equivalent of 65 tonnes of CO2 through World Land Trust over the next year, which will enable World Land Trust to protect 4.08 acres of critically threatened tropical forest.

In August Print Plus UK made its third investment of the summer – a Bobst Fuego 80 folder gluer – to further diversify its offering.

As part of a wider £250,000 investment programme, in July it installed a Guangya B1 foiler/die-cutter, and around a month earlier it took delivery of a Ricoh Pro C7210SX Graphic Arts Edition printer to strengthen its digital print arsenal, which also includes a Xerox Versant 80.

The business also runs a B1 Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 five-colour with coater, which was installed in 2018, and a raft of finishing equipment including Muller Martini and Horizon stitching lines, MBO, Stahl, and Longford folding machines, and two fully integrated Polar guillotines.


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