Plain-Talk Print's commitment to the environment, environmentally sound, recycled, FSC, forest stewardship council
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Environmental Statement

Our print plant was awarded the ISO 14001 Environment Management Systems Award in 2003 — one of the first in the UK to be accredited in such a way.

Printing inks

All of our inks are based on clean vegetable oil and supplied in environmentally responsible packaging. On-site mixing technology means the amount of wasted ink after any given job is close to zero.


All of our paper is sourced from European Union forests where more trees are planted than felled each year. This paper is processed using ECF (Elemental Chlorine Free) production systems.

One area of our business which often causes surprise amongst our customers is our refusal to offer recycled paper as a print option. That is because using recycled paper for high-quality commercial print makes absolutely no sense at all.

Naturally, reusing paper to make low-grade newsprint or packaging materials is environmentally sound. But trying to clean 'dirty paper' back into pristine white sheets, with the associated consumption of energy, water and potentially toxic chemicals, is nothing more than hype pedalled by marketeers rather than people with a real interest in minimising environmental impact.

Energy conservation

Our print plant recently underwent a top to bottom review by the Carbon Trust, resulting in a number of new energy saving solutions including lights which switch themselves off when the sun shines, to motors on our printing presses which run up to 70% more efficiently.

After successful trials last year our plant is expanding its rooftop solar panel array to further cut its dependence on mains supplied electricity. We now have one of the largest solar arrays in Europe which will be enlarged further thanks to our expansion into our new facility.


If you would like any more information on any of our environmental initiatives, please contact us.

What do our customers say about us?

All of our paper is produced from sustainable sources. Our Environmental Statement explains more about the steps we're taking to minimise our impact on the environment.

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