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Green printing in Southern California

Printing and paper offer significant green savings for personal and business communications.

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Printing and graphic communications companies use a lot of resources -- heavy equipment, energy, paper resources, ink by the barrel...and shipping of heavy products.

While printing might not be the heaviest of industries, it is a pervasive part of our communities, and finding green solutions for graphic design, production and distribution can save not only trees, but energy. Alternative, eco-friendly design criteria, distribution economies and integrated communicatin technologies such as telephone and the Web and e-mail also help reduce the impact on our essential forest ecosystems.

We will be adding to our directory of green printing companies in Southern if you know of companies that use recycled papers, soy inks, low VOC chemicals...etc., let us know.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody (COC) system connects responsible forest management practices with consumers. It provides a consistent, international basis for claims about the sourcing of wood/fibre material and products. FSC-COC certification is a requirement for labelling products with the FSC name or label.

Database of FSC certified companies in California. FSC certification applies to a variety of wood-related products including printing and building supplies.

Chain of Custody (COC) Certified Printing and Paper Companies in Southern California

Anderson Lithograph
3217 S. Garfield Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90040
(323) 727-0035

Commercial Press (RR Donnelley Co)
955 Gateway Center Way
San Diego, CA 92102

Continental Litho, Inc.
1360 Park Center Drive
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 598-0291

Delta Printing Solutions Inc.
Patrick Fitzsimons
28210 N. Avenue
Stanford, CA 91355
(661) 775-4560

Graphic Communications/Websource
16 Journey B
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 215-9347

Graphic Press inc.
6100 South Malt Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90040
(323) 726-2100

Hemlock Printers USA
One Walnut Creek Center
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 979-0300

Insync Media Los Angeles
550 North Oak Street
Inglewood, CA 90302

Insync Media Orange County
1451 Edinger Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780

Paragraphics Inc.
125 C Mitchell Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 472-0220

Precision Litho
1185 Joshua Way
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 727-9400

Primary Color Systems
5750 Hannum Ave
Culver city, CA 90230

RR Donnelley- Los Angeles
19681 Pacific Gateway Drive
Torrance, CA 90502
Magazine, Publication, Periodical Printer

San Diego Web (RR Donnelley Co)
7590 Carroll Road
San Diego, CA 92121

Schawk Inc
3116 West Avenue 32
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Typecraft Wood and Jones, Inc
2040 E. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91107

Ventura Printing, Inc.
200 North Elevar St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 981-2600

COC Certified Paper Suppliers

New Leaf Paper
116 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 291-9210

Spicers Paper, Inc.
12310 E. Slauson Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 698-1199

Strategic Paper Group, LLC
4675 Mac Arthur Court
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 442-0425

Xpedx - West Coast
7500 Amigos Ave.
Downey, CA 90242
(510) 429-4049

Nonprofit groups that support greening and sustainability

Chlorine Free Paper Consortium: The Consortium is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to environmentally sound paper making.

Conservatree: Presents cutting-edge information on recycled, tree-free and chlorine-free printing and writing papers.

ecoEnvelopes: EcoEnvelopes makes envelopes easy to reuse to help reduce paper waste in our landfills.

Forest Ethics: ForestEthics protects endangered forests by transforming the paper and wood industries in North America and by supporting the development of conservation-based economies.

Forest Stewardship Council: A non-profit organization to encourage the use of sustainable practices in forestry.

Rainforest Action Network (RAN): Protects rainforests and supports the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.

Rethink Paper: A non-profit environmental organization dedicated to fostering an ecologically sound U.S. pulp and paper industry.

The Future 500: The Future 500 is a global business network helping companies build profitable and sustainable commercial enterprises through management, measurement and policy tools for business performance: economic, social, and environmental.

The Recycled Paper Coalition: A voluntary organization of major paper users. Check out their site to learn more about the coalition, membership, objectives, and goals.

Woodwise: Co-op America, partners with environmental groups to produce the Woodwise Consumer guide that includes tips and resources to help make a difference for the environment.

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