Environmental Policy


Green is the preferred option at Adams Print

The working environment we have created in our purpose-built factory incorporates future friendly printing processes and responsible recycling procedures.

Paper Selection:
When ever it is practical we actively promote the use of recycled acid free paper. We continually test all types of recycled stocks on the market to demonstrate to our clients that the use of recycled stock is not a substitute for high quality. Today gold medal winning results are achievable using stocks with a high recycled content. Making the green choice, the intelligent choice.

Ink Selection:
Adams Print predominately use vegetable based inks. These are made from a variety of vegetable oils such as linseed, canola and soya beans. No compromise of results has been found from a visual aspect since changing to vegetable inks in 2005. There have been many advantages gained since taking this initiative such as: cleaner brighter print, rub resistant finish and most importantly the printed product is easier to de–ink in the recycling process, resulting in a less hazardous more manageable sludge for re-pulping.

Plate Making:
Adams Print use the latest computer to plate technology comprising of aluminium plates coated in a vegetable based gum. Totally eliminating the use of film and chemistry related to film processing.

Water / Isopropyl alcohol reductions:
Adams Print latest Heidelberg presses 2007 models are equipped with alcohol dampening systems that minimise the percentage of alcohol used in the process down to 3 %. Combined with the Hydro star system that recycles the press water and filters it through fines pores. Enabling us to use our solution three times longer than normal, saving water and waste.

Recycling:
Adams Print recycles almost every product used internally from the obvious paper, aluminium plates, and timber pallets to the unusual such as compact discs, computer cartridges, press ink cartridges, mobile phones, excess computer equipment and plastic shrink wrap waste. New suggestions are encouraged internally.

Adams Print is an environmentally conscious company with a rich history. We believe recycling is not something new - we have been recycling for over a century. We are committed to continual improvement and education.