Category: Green Printing

Could Your Business Be Greener?

The impact we have on our environment is consistently in the media, and this increased awareness means that rightly, people are more conscious of what they are buying and what impact that purchase has on the environment. Being able to provide a service that can be proven to be more environmentally conscious, could have potentially a positive impact on your business too in terms of increasing your sales as a business. A recent survey by Close Brothers Asset Finance, discovered that 55% of businesses are prepared to pay higher prices for products and services from companies that have environmentally friendly processes. However, balancing the need to be cost effective in your business as well as balancing your responsibility to the read more...

4 Tips for Green Printing

The environment is a big concern for consumers and businesses alike, resulting in a rising level of respect for companies who are environmentally friendly. With that said, you might be wondering how to reduce the impact your business is having on the environment. A great place to start is with your printer. It’s worth assessing how much energy you’re using and how much toner and paper is being wasted every day. By paying attention to such things, you’ll be able to figure out how to be kinder to the environment, while reducing overall costs. Here are four tips to help: 1.     Be Energy Efficient If you have a large print job pending, it is worth waiting to do it at read more...

Printing Solutions Are Green

Whatever size of your business, we all have a reason behind reducing our impact to the environment. Print Solutions have often been hailed as blights on being able to be green in business, however, this really is a myth now in the age of increasing advances in technology which have considered the impact on the environment and made significant developments to reduce the impact. Many people assume that by being more “digitally minded”, printing less paper and keeping everything online keeps them green, however, this is a misconception. You must bear in mind that all the digital equipment we have in our offices uses considerable energy which is not environmentally friendly at all! By 2030 it is predicted that we read more...

5 Ways to Increase Print Efficiency in the Office

Many businesses are losing money and wasting valuable time by simply failing to streamline their printing processes. A few small changes can bring significant benefits when it comes to efficient printing: for example, training staff to use the “print double-sided” option will halve the volume of paper used in your office. Here at Mode we focus on efficiency, which means that we are consistently working with you to decrease your rate of consumption and waste and increase your productivity. Below we have put together five simple printing processes for you to consider, helping you increase print efficiency in your workplace: Follow Me Printing – This gives users the flexibility to print from any machine within the organisation, avoiding queues, minimising read more...

Mode’s 10 Green Printing Tips

If your business is looking for ways to reduce the impact it has on the environment, a great place to start is by looking at your office printers and your printing methods. By evaluating your energy consumption, toner and paper waste you could help reduce your costs and improve your impact on the environment. By adopting some of our tips below and making changes to how you and your office print documents, you’ll soon be able to go green as a team! Print double sided – to reduce the amount of unnecessary paper used. Print a draft copy – running a draft copy before printing a large job prevents mistakes and saves paper. Print preview – use this function to read more...

Paper is Environmentally Friendly!

The paper industry has sustained consistent criticism over recent years that its practises are imperilling the environment by destroying forests to boost profits! This accusation that making paper is a danger to the environment has become increasingly loud, particularly as society has become more digitised. On the other hand, the paper industry has a strong counter argument: Its practises are environmentally sound and it boosts a commitment to sustainable forestry. This is an argument promoted by paper and print advocacy group, Two Sides, which ran an advertising campaign in 2015 that featured in the National Press promoting the sustainability of paper and print. Key messages of their campaign were that Europe recycles 72% of paper consumed and European forests have read more...

Printing Resolutions That Save You Time and Money

Most people enter a new year looking to make improvements, whether they want to lose weight, save money, or spend more time with friends – why should your business be any different? Like most businesses, you can probably improve efficiency in your office or save money by making a few small changes – you can even save the environment in the process! Save Money on Your Printing Every business has to be concerned about the bottom line – improving office efficiency typically reduces unnecessary waste and costs. There are a number of ways that you can reduce your printing costs and ensure that you have a more affluent 2017: Use a print management solution: print management allows you to set read more...

3 Ways to Reduce Your Print Needs

A paperless office has been a dream for many business owners for over a decade, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that completely abandoning paper is both unrealistic and counter-intuitive for many businesses. However, that doesn’t mean that your business cannot cut down on print requirements and streamline processes to reduce your waste. Reduce Your Number of Printers Many of our clients come to us with a number of printers – all from different manufacturers and set up differently, which makes it difficult to create a cohesive and useful print environment. One simple way to make your printing easier and create valuable print processes is to have fewer machines that do more. Printers are often shared by just 2-3 employees – read more...

Mode Print Solutions are a CarbonZero Company for the 2nd Year

We believe that every business needs to have a commitment to the environment and the wider world that we live in. That’s why we joined the CO2balance Kenyan Energy Stove Project and devoted resources to become a CarbonZero company from September last year. The CO2balance Kenyan Energy Stove Project supplies energy saving stoves to villagers throughout Kenya. Traditional Kenyan cooking is done on a three stone fire, which is incredibly inefficient and fills villagers’ homes with smoke which can cause or exacerbate a range of health issues. The brick stoves provided by the CO2balance Kenyan Energy Stove Project reduce firewood usage by 50% and lower carbon emissions through cooking. Other benefits are that it makes cooking more cost-effective, reduces deforestation, read more...

Rio 2016 Promotes Environmental Responsibility with FSC Paper

Just over 10 years ago Brazil had the highest deforestation rate in the world – since then, governments and charities have focused on improving responsible forestry and the impact of timber and paper businesses on the environment. Rio 2016 is a fantastic opportunity put those priorities on centre-stage, which is exactly what organisers have done. The Rio 2016 Committee has partnered with the FSC to increase environmental awareness around the games and ensure that all products acquired for them – from structural timber to stationery – are FSC certified. 214 organisations have become FSC certificate holders since the Olympics agreement was made, including paper and graphics partners. Some FSC suppliers were even chosen as Olympic torch-bearers to acknowledge the work read more...