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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

A Field Guide: Eco-Friendly, Efficient and Effective Print, 2nd Edition
Abstract: Monadnock Paper Mills has released the second edition of a how-to guide for creating more sustainable print materials. A Field Guide: Eco-Friendly, Efficient and Effective Print points out alternatives for design decisions that support sustainability. New information in the second edition includes a full chapter dedicated to packaging, an expanded section on energy and emissions, and an overview of the various environmental programs, logos, and terminology that many paper mills use in their product literature today. Sections of the guide include: Paper; Production; Inks; Printing; Finishing; Packaging; Checklist; Reference; and A Commitment Today. The guide is available for download at the URL listed here (PDF Format; Length: 20 pages). The guide may also be ordered at www.mpm.com/info.
Source: Monadnock Paper Mills
URL: http://www.mpm.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=32

Alternatives to Petroleum and Solvent-Based Inks [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet offers alternative suggestions to petroleum based inks.
Source: Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01504.pdf

How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Lithographic Ink Wastes [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet that discusses techniques increasing opportunities to prevent, reuse, and recycle waste ink
Source: PNEAC
URL: http://www.pneac.org/pdfs/InkRecycleS2_V2.pdf

McNaughton & Gunn, Inc., Saline, MI : Book Printer Reduces Waste at the Source [PDF]
Abstract: Source reduction study with elimination of hazardous and solid wastes
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/litho/mcnaughtongunn.pdf

National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM)
Abstract: Association that provides direction to management in regulations and regulatory compliance related to printing inks.
Source: NAPIM
URL: http://www.napim.org

On-Site Waste Ink Recycling [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses how to minimize ink waste by combining small amounts of inks into black ink.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/litho/onsiteinkrecycle.pdf

On-Site Waste Ink Recycling fact sheet [PDF]
Abstract: Addresses product quality, waste reduction, and economic issues with recycled ink
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/litho/onsiteinkrecycle.pdf

Pollution Prevention: Printing Inks [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses alternative products to high VOC printing inks
Source: Montana State University
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/litho/onsiteinkrecycle.pdf

Printers Protecting the Environment [PDF]
Abstract: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection compliance assistance workbook for the printing industry, particularly offset lithographers.
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/04/03276.pdf

Reducing Heavy Metal Content in Offset Printing Inks [PDF]
Abstract: Ecoprint, a lithographiic print shop, created a commercial offset printing ink using pigments with no heavy metals.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/litho/reduceheavymetalinks.pdf

Smal Business Waste Reduction Guide Lithographic Printing Case Study #1 : Herald Review/Itasca Shopper; Grand Rapids, MN [PDF]
Abstract: Case study detailing the Herald Review/Itasca Shopper; Grand Rapids, Minnesota reduction of solid and hazardous waste, landfill disposal fees and raw materials
Source: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center
URL: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/ag/sus/sbdc/pdftocdt/S4_7_1.pdf

Small Business Waste Reduction Guide Lithographic Printing Case Study #4 : Quad/Graphics, Inc.; Pewaukee, Wisconsin [PDF]
Abstract: Summary report on results of waste reduction through conserving, reusing, and recycling efforts.
Source: University of Wisconson-Extension, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center
URL: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/ag/sus/sbdc/pdftocdt/S4_7_1.pdf

Small Business Waste Reduction Guide Lithographic Printing Waste Reduction Case Study #2 : Heartland Litho; Madison, Wisconsin [PDF]
Abstract: Reduction of large volume solid and hazardous wastes and disposal costs. Waste products include paper trimmings, darkroom materials (photoprocessing chemicals), cleaning fluids, ink, and printing plates.
Source: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center
URL: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/ag/sus/sbdc/pdftocdt/S4_7_1.pdf

Small Business Waste Reduction Guide Lithographic Printing Waste Reduction Case Study #3 : Burton & Mayer, Inc.; Brookfield, Wisconsin [PDF]
Abstract: Lithographic printer in Brookfield, Wisconsin coverts to alcohol substitutes and vegetable oil-based inks
Source: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center
URL: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/ag/sus/sbdc/pdftocdt/S4_7_1.pdf

Waste Evaluation of Soy-Based Ink at a Sheet-Fed Offset Printer [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet focusing on use of soy inks as substitute for petroleum inks
Source: Pacific Northwest P2 Center
URL: http://www.greenpressinitiative.org/documents/EPAinkStudy.pd
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