|How Green Are We?
At Green Pagoda, we care for the environment. Both of our directors Mr Yip Senior and Mr Derek Yip have associated with Printer Association and Graphic Arts Association for more than 50 years and 30 years respectively in Hong Kong.
They have been promoting Green concepts ceaselessly to government, co-operate companies, fellow printers as well as schools for well over 2 decades.
We, GPP is also one of the many printing companies to implment green printing long time ago. To take one step further and prove our commitment.
We have achieved FSCTM certification.
|like-minded companies in Green
The reason why we highly recommend to use eco-friendly paper is because we are a responsible printer and would like to be printer of your choice.
The following are the most commonly asked on this GREEN PRINTING materials : -
||What is environmental friendly paper?
||Paper can be considered as environmental friendly either if they contain recycled materials or if measures have been taken to protect the evnironment in the process the paper is made (the best example is Chlorine Free / Acid Free / Lignin Free / Paper where no mentioned chemicals are used in order to protect the environment).
||What is recycled paper?
||Ordinary paper is made of wood pulp and other materials like cottons etc. whereas recycled paper contains disposed waste to replace wood pulp.
||What are the main types of recycled paper?
|Mill broke -
||is scrap generated in a mill prior to the completion of the paper making process.
|Pre-consumer waste -
||is material which has been printed, coated or processed but has not been used in its finished form.
|Post-consumer waste -
||one example is discarded home or office paper that has been printed on and would be buried if not recycled.
|Post-industrial waste -
||is wastes or residues that are produced from manufacturing process. A very good example is bagasse which is residues from sugar cane production process. They will be dumped to the landfill or become another pile of wastes if not used for making paper.
||the three arrows inside a circle denote recycled paper made of four wastes as mentioned above.
||the three arrows without the circle denote Recyclable. It means it is up to you to make sure it gets recycled after use and dispose to the bin.
The Green Pagoda Press Ltd. supports green living with offering on choices of paper media. Paper can be considered as environmental friendly either if they contain recycled materials or if measures have been taken to protect the environment in the process the paper is made. Quality of environmental friendly paper and recycled paper is just as good as any fine paper. Large range is available, in woodfree paper and art paper.
A glossary on environmental friendly/recycled paper:
Acid-free papers are manufactured in an alkaline environment, which prevents the internal chemical deterioration (yellow and become brittle) of the paper overtime. The addition of calcium carbonate as a buffer is considered archival and also makes the paper resistant to the effects of natural aging.
Cotton fibers is from cotton linters: in cotton ginning process, the longer fibers have been removed for use in fabric, leaving short fibers which cannot be used to make textiles.
ECF (Elemental Chlorine Free)
Paper made from virgin or recycled fiber that is bleached using alternative chlorine compounds such as Chlorine Dioxide as a substitute for Elemental Chlorine. This reduces harmful by-products such as dioxin.
PCF (Process Chlorine Free)
Paper made with fiber recycled from post-consumer waste and bleached without chlorine compounds, using alternatives such as ozone, oxygen, hydrogen peroxide to eliminate the production of dioxin. PCF paper is generally considered the most environmental-friendly.
TCF (Totally Chlorine Free)
Paper made from 100% virgin fiber (including alternative fiber from sources other than trees) that bleached with non-chlorine compounds. Similar bleaching process as PCF, the different is that TCF refers to virgin fiber while PCF refers to recycled fiber.
Any fiber sources other than wood. This includes crops grown specifically for fiber, such as hemp and bamboo. It is also derived from agricultural by-products such as sugarcane bagasse and cotton linters.
List of Non-wood Fibers:
Manila Hemp Fibers
PCW - Post-Consumer Waste Fibers
ECF - Elemental Chlorine Free
PCF - Process Chlorine Free
TCF - Total Chlorine Free
FSCTM - Forest Stewardship Council®
What is On-Demand digital printing? Is
it a new photocopying
On-Demand digital printing means direct printing from your file
at the exact required quantity. It is a high quality laser printing,
not a photocopying service.
What machine do you use to provide this service?
Our DocuTech Production Publishing systems have revolutionized
document publication. They are high volume, self contained
computer-to-press printing devices, that can receive files from
desktop PC, Apple Macintosh and networks via modem/Internet/ISDN.
How can I benefit from it?
Fast - you will have your job printed in a few hours.
Economical - print exact quantity you require, no excess
storage, no more obsolete stock.
Flexible - you can submit digital file or hard copy
can also be scanned in.
What kind of jobs are better to apply this new technology?
Financial Report, Research Report, Personalized printing,
Training Manual, Installation Manual, Users Manual, Conference
Manual, Short-Run Books, Educational Manuals, Mass Mailing Letters,
Corporate Forms, Data Management Letters, Proposal, Invitation Cards, Photo Book and others.
Do you support Mac or PC?
We can handle files from desktop PC, Apple Macintosh and all
PostScript compatible documents.
What software do you support?
We support all file formats like Microsoft Office, Word & Excel,
Database Program, CorelDraw, Adobe Creative Suite, PageMaker, QuarkXpress, Publisher, etc.
Can you support multilingual document?
We can handle multilingual document in English, Chinese, French,
German, Spanish, etc.
How do I prepare my file? Anything I need to take care?
No special format is required, while the document is prepared in Window or Mac platform.
I want to print customized data on each page, can you do
Yes, it is one of the strength of DocuTech Production Publishing
systems. We support all database file format.
Can I send a file to you through the Internet?
You can send a file to us by FTP
or Internet E-mail.
Can you do design and artwork for me?
We are a one-stop printer and offer a complete line of services.
Green Pagoda's pre-press department provides creative and exciting
design ideas. Our comprehensive plate-making and printing facilities
mean that we can meet the requirements of co-ordinating colour into
Can I choose different paper to print?
We can print on paper from 70 gsm to 300 gsm.
Do you provide binding service?
Document can be stapled, wire stitched, spiral bound, wire-O bound,
thermal bound and case bound.
The benefit sounds great, is it expensive?
Digital printing is most suitable for short-run job, the price is
much lower than offset printing.
Will you provide packaging and delivery service?
We have set up a special unit to handle complex collations,
labelling, mass mailing and packaging of your products. This unit
also has the ability to control term storage of document components.
We are on-line with major international freight organization that
will provide all the necessary paper work for worldwide distribution
of your products.
Can you quote a job for me?
Please click here to send us your job
Who is Green Pagoda? Tell me more about your company?
Established in 1957, we have more than half a century's experience in serving
customers. Our watchwords are quality, speed and reliability. And we
make it a point of understanding your business. Because only in that
way we can respond to your needs. For more information please click
here to have a look on our company profile.