An American football field can hold 401 trees. With enough trees to cover 256 football fields, we've saved a small forest. Not too shabby.
One cubic yard is equivalent to 201 gallons. That is a total of 1.8 Million Gallons of landfill space saved. That’s a whole lot of Hefty bags.
With 3.79 liters per gallon, that’s more than 36 million two-liter bottles of water saved.
The average US Household uses 11,209 kWH per year. We’ve saved enough electricity to power 1000 homes.
Air pollution is a combination of various gases. If we look at Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions, we’ve saved more than 1407 two-liter bottles worth.
An average car holds 16 gallons of fuel. We’ve saved enough fuel to fill-up 64 thousand midsize cars.
At Jakprints, being good environmental stewards is more than a throw-away line about initiatives or a judicious use of the word “green.” As a company, as people and as a community, we are passionate about leaving the earth better than we found it and we’re confident you feel the same way.
Full Color Offset Ink
We’re proud to use 100% Vegetable-Based Inks.
Rather than use a traditional, cheaper, petroleum base, Jakprints uses soy- and vegetable-based inks. Our ink contains more than 30% vegetable oil and a minimum of 55% bio-derived, renewable and sustainable raw materials. It is formulated without petroleum ink solvent and has extremely low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making it an environmentally friendly choice.
Water-based, aqueous coatings make our offset products 100% biodegradable.
Apparel Water-Based Ink
Optional water-based inks produce ultra-soft prints and are the most eco-friendly inks available. This option is used by organizations with a desire to maintain a green profile and by fashion-oriented companies looking for a soft-to-the-hand feel. Unlike traditional, plastic-based apparel inks, water-based inks are translucent. They also spread more when printing. As such, water-based designs should avoid fine detail and dark-colored garments. If you truly want to print green, apparel water-based ink is the way to go.
Internal Recycling Program
Jakprints’ employees recycle plastic, aluminum, glass and paper products throughout the workday.
An on-screen, computer-based production system keeps employee paper usage to a minimum. We also compost all organic materials.
Our standard house stocks include:
13 pt. Uncoated Card Stock100% PCW Recycled Content
12 pt. Uncoated Card Stock50% PCW Recycled Content
100# Uncoated Text50% PCW Recycled Content
12 pt. Gloss Card Stock10% PCW Recycled Content
All of our house stocks come from Responsibly Forested sources.
We are proud to offer the first of its kind, BIOFlex banner and signage material. BIOflex is a custom material that when in landfill conditions (darkness, high heat, moisture and oxygen deprived) attracts microbes that break down the PVC within 3 to 5 years. BIOflex contains no toxic materials and is tear, fade and fungus resistant. Read more.
We offer a wide variety of garment options that are eco-friendly. On any of our apparel pages, you can click on the Eco-Friendly tab to see the best green apparel options anywhere, like, 100% Organic Cotton or Bamboo.
We recycle all paper trimmings, unused paper products and press runs that do not meet our high quality standards.
Our house-stocked papers and boxes are warehoused by the truckload, reducing our semi-truck deliveries significantly.
To reduce landfill waste we regularly distribute ink to our presses via 55 gallon drums, as opposed to the standard five pound cans.
100% recyclable aluminum plates from our offset press are collected and recycled monthly.
Shipping & Packaging
Whenever possible, vendor boxes are reused in order to minimize the need for new boxes in our apparel division.
All branded and unbranded shipping boxes are produced with at least 90% recycled material. Any virgin content is from Responsibly Forested sources.
Responsibly Forested Paper
All of our papers are sourced from well-managed forests located in North America or Europe and certified by one of the three major organizations who follow the trees, pulp and paper through the entire chain of custody. Some are certified in all three!
Responsibly Forested Logo
Wear your good stewardship loud and proud. To promote our Responsibly Forested Paper initiative, we’ve designed logos for you to use on your next job.