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Green Printing Services

Fineline Printing Group is at the forefront of providing printing options that are environmentally responsible. Whether it is our various green certifications or our policies and best practices, partnering with Fineline gives you options to prove your commitment to sustainability. Here are a few ways you can go green with Fineline.


Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

(Fineline’s Certificate)

FSC logoThe Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is widely recognized by consumers as credible proof that the paper was purchased from regulated forests to specifically promote the responsible management of the world’s forests and prevent deforestation. Fineline undergoes annual audits to ensure program compliance and proper chains of custody for each FSC certified piece of paper.

What this means for you: You can utilize FSC–certified paper and display the FSC logo on your product, communicating your commitment.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

(Fineline’s Certificate)

SFI logoThe Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) also promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests. To ensure compliance, Fineline keeps a chain of custody record for each SFI certified piece of paper and is audited.

What this means for you: Similar to using FSC–certified products, you can source SFI–certified products and display the SFI logo on the piece alerting your audience to your green efforts.

Green Power Partnership

(Fineline’s Certificate)

EPA logo The Green Power Partnership is associated with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is a voluntary program that supports the organizational procurement of green power, which is energy, produced from solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and/or low–impact hydro. In order for Fineline to maintain this certification, at least 25% of all energy used must come from a green source.

What this means for you: You can display this logo on your product to reflect your interest in environmental responsibility.


EcoSmart Inks

EcoSmart logoFineline ink and ink coatings are 100% EcoSmart. EcoSmart inks must pass a variety of guidelines set by the EPA and Council of Northeast Governors Coalition (CONEG) ensuring that they are safe for the environment and do not leave a carbon footprint. For example, sheet–fed inks cannot contain more than 5% Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and must contain at least 45% renewable resources.

What this means for you: You can display this logo on your product to reflect your interest in environmental responsibility.

Sustainability Policy

It is Fineline Printing Group’s Sustainability Policy to adopt strategies and activities that allow us and our stakeholders to realize our revenue and profit goals that protect, sustain, and restore the Earth’s life support systems. For Fineline’s complete Sustainability Policy, click here.

Here is a sampling of things we do to promote our Sustainability Policy:

  • Reduce our annual energy usage by 5%
  • Properly handle chemicals to minimize waste and exposure
  • Utilize a proofing system that minimizes impact
  • Follow procedures to minimize make–ready waste
  • Use the most environmentally sound materials that meet performance requirements of the application
  • Maintain ink, coating, adhesive, and solvent usage methods that are accurate
  • Recycle trim cuttings, scrap, and production waste
  • Integration of our sustainability program with the ISO 9001:2008 system
  • Measure waste from each department to understand where waste originates and what comprises the waste stream
  • Have regular discussions with suppliers on environmentally friendly materials
Indianapolis Commercial Printers and Printing Services 8081 Zionsville Rd. Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

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