Over the last 30-plus years, we have put many sustainability practices in place. We have numerous memberships and certifications regarding these practices in recycling, energy conservation, waste reduction, and the manufacture of products using sustainable resources. To reduce our carbon footprint, we recycle the following items:


  • 55 gallon plastic drums
  • All press shop rag solvents
  • Press blanket bars
  • Aluminum press plates
  • Paper; 3,163 lbs of paper in 2014
  • Glass, aluminum, plastic and paper drink containers
  • Laser printer toner cartridges
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Oil
  • Batteries
  • Metal
  • Computer equipment
  • Digital plate-making, eliminating the need for films/negatives
  • Reusing boxes and fiber cores


Additional ways we reduce our impact on the environment include:


  • Installed power correction equipment to balance power load
  • Use of high-efficiency fluorescent light bulbs
  • Use of Sun Chemical Relay Series Ink, made from 36% vegetable oils
  • Replace standard equipment motors with high-efficiency motors


Today, we continue our efforts to find new and better ways to improve sustainability for the benefit of our communities, and our customers.


From corporate giving, to charities, to partnering with local causes—we devote thousands of dollars. Many of our employees volunteer their time year after year, helping to meet the community’s needs.


Since 2008 we have sponsored a local charity, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities to provide critical home repairs for homeowners in need, ensuring they can live independently in safe and healthy homes.


As a member of PIM (Printing Industry Midwest), we participate in the Annual Surplus Paper Drive benefiting Minnesota schools. These essential supplies support printing, graphic arts and art classes. Each year, thousands of students benefit from member participation in the program.


Over the years we have also contributed to the following organizations and local charities in various ways:

  • Animal Humane Society
  • Salvation Army – winter coat drive
  • TPC ROSE – women supporting local charities
  • CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program) – school backpack program
  • Lupus Foundation of Minnesota