environment

We work in a beautiful part of Britain. We'd like it to stay that way

We are very mindful of the need to protect the environment.

The print industry has advanced a long way since the days of hot-metal printing, and our primary raw materials – ink and paper – predominantly now are environmentally sound. At Pagefast we have eliminated the worst remaining source of pollution, installing a chemistry-free digital platesetter. Ours was only the second of its type to be installed in the Cumbria / North Lancashire region.

We only use paper from companies that comply with ISO 14001 and have Eco-Management and Audit Scheme registration, specifying pulp sourcing from managed, sustainable forests. Most has Nordic Swan accreditation or European standards approval, and it is all guaranteed Totally Chlorine Free (TCF). The inks we use are all vegetable-based, unless customer specifications require otherwise.

Where we generate waste, it is properly separated and turned over for disposal exclusively to companies registered with the Environment Agency.