Sustainability for the printing sector is often defined in terms of product, process, and envelope. Taken together, these terms provide a useful "road map" of sustainability for a company’s activities, products and services. All of these elements are important when defining sustainable printing operations.
- Product includes the design aspects and input material management to create the product.
- Process includes all manufacturing steps (e.g. prepress, press and postpress) involved with converting raw materials into a finished product including process by-products (e.g. solid wastes, air pollution and wastewater) that have an environmental, health and safety impact.
- Envelope includes all the manufacturing support activities and includes the building, grounds, utilities, employees, and other functions at an individual site.
In the third installment of PGAMA’s Sustainability Spotlight we sat down with Art Simpson, Executive Vice President, Tom Loudon Vice President of Print Operations and Ian Pitcairn, Vice President of Operations at EU Services to talk about the evolution of their commitment to reduce the environmental impact in terms of product, process, and envelope at their Rockville, MD plant.
Print is alive and well, and being enthusiastically embraced by a new generation, based on the excitement observed during the 41st annual Maryland State SkillsUSA competition held Saturday, April 5th.
The winners of the 2014 Maryland State SkillsUSA Graphic Communications Competition are:
1st Place: Chandler Kerr, Center of Applied Technology North, Instructor Michael Born
2nd Place: Ben Schurch, Frederick County Career & Technology Center, Instructor John Augustine
3rd Place; Britnee Reece, Carroll County Career and Technology Center, Instructor David Hutchison
“We’re proud to be a part of the graphic communications competition every year and provide an authentic environment for students to compete in . . .” said Gary Habicht, president, Printing Specialist Corporation and PGAMA board member.
And the member firm that successfully completed the mission and acquired the "GRAND Q" in PGAMA's 2014 Excellence in Print Awards competition is....
Congratulations on your success.
Other top awards presented were:
The Digital Q, for best piece printed on a digital press, earned by PRINTING SPECIALIST.
The Binding/Finishing Q, for best binding/finishing job, earned by BINDAGRAPHICS.
Special awards this year included:
Judges’ Choice award, sponsored by Prisco, and given to CHROMA GRAPHICS.
Best Use of Paper, sponsored by K & W finishing, inc., and presented to WESTLAND ENTERPRISES.
and Best Use of Color, sponsored by Braden Sutphin Ink, and earned by GRAPHTEC.
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