Repropoint go greener

Repropoint, one of the South of England's providers of digital print solutions, and a leading environmental champion in the printing industry, has stepped up its commitment to the environment by adding to its range of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved materials those used for plotters and plan printers. It has also pledged to dedicate a tree with the Woodland Trust for each order worth over seventy five pounds received for FSC approved plain paper or inkjet rolls in January.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. Products that are FSC approved are produced using materials from sustainable sources. Repropoint became a fully certified company by the Forest Stewardship Council in January 2008, achieving one of the highest accolades for a printing company. Certification means that Repropoint are able to guarantee the authentication of responsible forest management products to their customers.

Steve Hallett, Managing Director of Repropoint, says, 'We have been actively seeking materials for all aspects of our business that meet these exacting standards and the wide format range has, until now, been the one area that has eluded us. Now our approved products include ColourLink 80gsm and 90gsm uncoated inkjet paper. It even includes 75gsm and 90gsm plain paper.'

In addition to dedicating a tree with the Woodland Trust for every order over seventy-five pounds for FSC approved plain paper or inkjet rolls received in January, Repropoint will also send the customer a personalised dedication certificate and wood information sheet which will show the dedicated area of the UK in which the tree has been planted.

Last year Repropoint also gained certification for the British Environmental Standard ISO 14001. With its head office in Woking, Repropoint has three other branches in the South of England, based at Guildford, Portsmouth and Southampton and a graphic design company called Round and Red.