Environmental stewardship has been a priority since the birth of Hopkins Printing. At Hopkins we recycle light bulbs, plastic, paper, ink and cardboard everyday, but sustainability goes beyond just recycling. Learn more about Hopkins’ past green initiatives and future environmental projects here.

We have demonstrated a continuous commitment to the environment over the past 35 years and we would like to share our achievements with you.

soyink

Hopkins Printing embraces a green initiative in our plant. We use soy based inks and FSC® certified papers. We recycle our paper, plates, ink, blanket wash and light bulbs. Our Direct-to-Plate technology gives us significantly reduced chemistry consumption, waste and disposal. We have participated in an energy savings plan with AEP. There are ways for printing companies to be environmentally friendly and we believe Hopkins is one of the best representations of this effort.

recertified:

Hopkins Printing became one of the first printers in Central Ohio to achieve certification by the Forest Stewardship Council.

reuse:

We have a unit that recycles our used blanket wash so that it can be re-used a second time rather than buying new for every project.

respond:

We planned the placement of our facility in order to save an oak tree that was already on the lot. This tree still stands as a symbol of our dedication to operating with the environment in mind.

repurpose:

Soy-based ink has not only been made the standard for every job at Hopkins, but the excess ink from each job is re-mixed and used on other jobs

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lights

Hopkins has reduced the total number of lighting fixtures originally in our building and added occupancy sensors to help further reduce energy consumption. The total wattage in our building has decreased significantly by about 42,000 watts per hour.

Despite this massive reduction of wattage, the Hopkins Printing facility is now much brighter and more efficient due to high efficiency light bulbs and new lighting ballasts. The previous high bay ballasts were globe shaped fixtures which produced light in all directions, unnecessarily lighting the ceiling of our facility. The new ballasts reflect light downward and outward.

This project has reduced our footprint on the energy grid, cut our physical waste in half and it will save $17,000 dollars annually in energy costs.

 

This flipbook demonstrates the positives involved in choosing print and debunks some myths about the print industry as a whole.

It has a number of statistics and facts that may surprise you. We hope you enjoy it.