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Eco-friendly keepsake boxes from Smock

Green Printing

This is how we do business.

We print sustainably; doing things all responsible printers should do. We use only  vegetable oil based and low-Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) inks. We use low-VOC and citrus-based solvents. We recycle our photo chemistry, film, paper offcuts, and photopolymer printing plates. Empty ink cans and old rags are kept out of landfills. We recycle and compost our waste. We use recycled packaging materials and reuse packing materials from our vendors. We donate surplus paper and envelopes to our local public schools.  We package our custom work in keepsake boxes made in NY  from 100% post-consumer recycled materials.

We print on smooth cotton paper. Cotton is a sustainable and renewable resource. Today, we partner with a historic New England  paper mill to develop a fine artisan paper just for us. Our smooth cotton paper is extremely soft, luxuriously thick, and has a satin feel. It’s also perfect for letterpress. 

We actively work to reduce our carbon footprint and are entirely wind-powered through Native Energy. We offer bus passes to employees to encourage public transportation usage. We subsidize Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) memberships with a local organic farm, because we believe our food shouldn’t have to travel 1,500 miles to reach us.

And we challenge ourselves to do better.