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Happy Earth Day! How do we stay green at #agkc?

How does a printing company "Go Green"? This might seem like a silly question given the fact that we produce a very large number of printed projects each and every day. However, AlphaGraphics Kansas City follows several steps to make sure we reduce our impact on the environment while still providing our clients with awesome stuff!

[caption id="attachment_118" align="alignnone" width="150"]Recycle, Recycle, Recycle! Recycle, Recycle, Recycle![/caption]

Let's start with the obvious...recycle! We recycle absolutely everything we can, from the boxes our stock comes in, to project spoilage from set up.

Reduce Waste

Our workflow and the careful eye of our production manager, ensures that projects are completed correctly the first time, so that we are not wasteful with materials. This makes our clients happy, as well as Mother Earth!

[caption id="attachment_117" align="alignnone" width="150"]HP Large Format Machine - uses environmentally friendly latex ink that produces no harmful chemicals or air pollutants. HP Large Format Machine - uses environmentally friendly latex ink that produces no harmful chemicals or air pollutants.[/caption]

Environmentally Friendly Materials

We use a variety of substrates that are kind to the environment and are able to be recycled. Our large format latex machine uses a special ink that does not emit harmful chemicals or odors, contains no air pollutants and meets environmental certifications. The press uses soy based ink, and our toner is organic. We take special care in the disposal of all materials and cartridges.

FSC Certification

"As the only company in our industry to have adopted Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification system-wide, AlphaGraphics is committed to responsible and sustainable business practices that lessen our impact on the environment
So what does this mean for you? Every project we complete for you complies with the highest forest management standards in the world. Many of our papers are rigorously reviewed and controlled to ensure that they come from eco-responsible sources.
Upon request, we can include the FSC stamp on every project you send out, a credible commitment to sustainability that your customers can see—and remember.
In short, your printed project won’t look any different, but the FSC stamp will speak volumes to your customers.
To learn more, visit

AlphaGraphics KC recognizes the importance of being kind to the environment, and will continue to strive to do so. We hope you are enjoying this BEAUTIFUL Earth Day!


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