At Phoenix Media we care deeply about the environment. We ride our bikes and take public transportation as much as possible. We reduce, reuse and recycle whenever we can. That is why we strive to make our products environmentally friendly, by printing on FSC® certified stocks, using soy based inks and making sure all of our materials are biodegradable. Being a sustainable printer means more than just caring about the environment. It is about going the extra mile for our earth.
About Soy based inks
Soy based inks are a more environmentally friendly alternative to using petroleum based inks. They are made from non-toxic oils extracted from soy beans and combined with pigments, resins and waxes to produce a color that is simultaneously brighter and more easily biodegradable than the older petroleum based inks. By using soy-based inks, you are supporting a local (U.S.) crop that creates less pollution for the environment and is a “safe, sustainable and renewable resource”.
About Water-based Aqueous Coating
Aqueous coating is a protective finish that is more environmentally friendly than UV coating and exceeds the quality of varnish. It is a fast-drying, water-based, protective coating which is applied while the paper stock is on press to achieve a smooth, glossy finish. This water-based coating dries quickly and is resistant to smudges and fingerprints. In addition, aqueous coated materials work well with ink-jet printing for direct mailers.
At Phoenix Media we are proud to be Portland's Premier Sustainable Printing company. All of our materials are printed on FSC Certified stocks. We also offer recycled stocks with various amounts of recycled and postconsumer content. Please see our products page for more details.