We are in an industry that has a responsibility to our environment—and you’ll be happy to know we are committed to providing high-quality printing that is environmentally green.
McCormick Armstrong is a proud FSC® Certified Printer with green printing practices and recycled paper in order to help preserve the environment. We offer several basic eco-friendly solutions that will allow you to reach your sustainability goals.
We are Forest Stewardship CouncilTM Certified. FSC is an independent, not-for-profit organization that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. Products with the FSC label are independently certified as being from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. Learn more at http://us.fsc.org/.
As a proud member of the Rainforest Alliance, we maintain our green standards. The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization with over 20 years’ experience in the development and promotion of sustainable standards in farming, forestry and tourism. These standards protect the environment and promote the well-being of workers, their families and their communities. To learn more about the Rainforest Alliance, visit www.rainforest-alliance.org.
Specialty and Vegetable Inks
Our commitment to environmentally-friendly printing practices means we’ve reduced VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions through the use of vegetable-based inks rather than traditional petroleum-based inks.
Our non-toxic, water-based aqueous coatings are 100% biodegradable. This finish, which we recommend, not only allows the product to withstand scuffing but allows unused pieces to be recycled.
Much of our house stock contains 10% post-consumer recycled content, or is FSC Certified paper.
Our waste paper and printing plates are recycled. We recycle our solvents and employ chemical recycling strategies that reduce hazardous waste streams. We significantly reduce paper waste in printing and binding operations through greater efficiencies and updated equipment.