If printing on recycled paper is important to your business, we can make that happen.  100 % recycled,   50% recycled  with  30% post-consumer  content. What do all the percentages mean and what are the advantages and disadvantages of printing on recycled paper? We'll do our best to interpret this for our clients, so you can make the decision that best suits your needs. Check back often for additional insight on this topic.




Recycled Paper Information

Below you will find helpful information about recycled paper. The links go to a website called www.conserveatree.com that is a non-profit organization that educates paper buyers on environmental paper purchasing. The printing sources that I use offer 100% recycled matte paper as an option for most projects so you don't have a lot to choose from as far as paper grade goes. Please note that Conserveatree is not affiliated with Sublime Artistry in any way, we are simply posting links to their site to better help our clients understand the impact and importance of using recycled papers.

Information & Myths on Recycled Paper


Con of using Recycled Paper

While using recycled paper is good for our environment, we have discovered it can be a few $$ more than using a non-recycled paper especially when using heavier weights of paper.

using recycled paper
Consumers believe they no longer have to ask for recycled, but more than 90 percent of the printing and writing paper made in this country is still made from trees. Every ton of recycled paper substituted for non-recycled paper saves 12 trees (newspaper) to 24 trees (office papers) and a significant amount of energy and water that otherwise would be required to make paper from trees. Recycled paper also reduces air pollutants, a byproduct of paper production."

Susan Kinsella, Executive Director of Conservatree


What does "Postconsumer/Preconsumer Content" mean?

 Postconsumer  means that percentage of the paper is made from materials collected from office/curbside recycling programs.  Preconsumer  content means the percentage of materials generated after the manufacture of a product but before it reaches the end-user, and/or virgin materials. The combination of preconsumer and postconsumer content provides the total recycled content. An example...30 percent "post-consumer" recycled content means that at least 30% of the paper is made from fibers that were salvaged from a previous paper product such as office and printing papers. If it's total recycled content is 50% then the preconsumer content is 20%. Read more on post-consumer and preconsumer contents of recycled materials at this link.