Building on its reputation as a leader in sustainable, green printing, Label Impressions, a mid-sized label printer in California has renewed its commitment to carbon-free printing with partner Carbonfund.org for a fifth straight year.
Label Impressions has had the distinction of being the first label and packaging printer in the US to become both carbon neutral and FSC certified and has always led the way in sustainable labeling. With newly installed package printing equipment, that commitment has gone beyond labeling to the printing and production of flexible packaging.
Over the past five years, Label Impressions' carbon offset donations to Carbonfund.org have neutralized almost 785,000 pounds of greenhouse gases.
That's equivalent to the carbon dioxide sequestered by planting 9000 trees and growing them for ten years. Label Impressions' donations to Carbonfund.org have supported carbon emissions reduction, clean air and renewable energy technology, and forest preservation projects around the world.
Despite significant growth, the company has worked to limit its carbon footprint through aggressive 'lean initiatives', investments in waste reducing technology and equipment, and a continued commitment to reducing and offsetting carbon emissions.
"The production of a wide variety of flexible pouch materials has proven challenging with respect to maintaining a sustainable operation," says company president and CEO Jeff Salisbury. "We've leaned up our processes and equipment and continue working on more sustainable, eco-friendly packaging materials, but we know that true carbon neutrality is only possible through offsetting. We remain committed to the mantra taught to us by Carbonfund.org in those early days, "Reduce what you can, offset what you can't(tm)." Salisbury adds.
Label Impressions' 2015 sustainable operational enhancements include:
- 2015 installation of automated equipment on its widest (17") flexible packaging press allowing for up at a 15% reduction in material waste
- Q2, 2015 installation of a whole house trim removal system estimated to reduce 'scrap' /landfill waste by 6%
- Installation of an 'intelligent battery storage system' designed to reduce energy consumption by up to 20%
- Installation of a 'real time' energy monitoring system
Label Impressions, Inc., a carbon neutral, FSC certified, Green label and flexible packaging printer produces high quality, high value labels, tags and flexible packaging to end users in California and nationwide.
Specialties include folded booklet labels, expanded content labels, IRCs, cold foil label printing, scratch and sniff labels, rotary screen labels and special effects printing of labels and flexible packaging.
To find out more information on high quality green labels, tags or flexible packaging or Label Impressions' FiberStone(r) Papers please contact Label Impressions at (714) 634-3466.
There’s only one chance to make a first impression, and product labeling is an important part of a product’s first impression. CarbonFree® Partner Label Impressions helps its customers make clear, strong impressions through a range of product labeling options while maintaining its own best first impression as an environmental leader in its industry.
Label Impressions is dedicated to keeping our environment healthy “one label at a time” by offering customers the most current information on eco-friendly products and materials. Their company vision is to set the standard for efficiency by being clean, lean and green. An important component of that vision is maintaining their CarbonFree® Partner status for the past five years.
"We’re setting a precedent in the label industry,” states Jeff Morrow, VP of Sales & Sustainability for Label Impressions. “Label Impressions has been focusing on environmental printing issues for years now and this is the culmination of those efforts.”
In the past five years, Label Impressions has neutralized almost 800,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions by supporting Carbonfund.org’s energy efficiency and renewable energy technology projects. That’s equivalent to the carbon emissions produced by burning 40,000 gallons of gasoline.
Label Impressions maintains CarbonFree® operations and is a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified label printer, offering a variety of environmentally sensitive label choices including soy and water-based inks, recycled and biodegradable labels, biodegradable adhesives, and their own tree-free and water-free waterproof labels made from natural stone. The FiberStone® labels combine the conformability, durability and toughness of a film label, the aesthetic qualities of a paper label, and the eco-friendliness of a 'green label' made from stone.
First impressions and first-in-industry environmental accomplishments are important to Label Impressions, and Carbonfund.org is honored to help Label Impressions celebrate these achievements and their fifth anniversary CarbonFree®.