Celebrating National Vegetarian Week!

Here is a round-up of all things veggie at Impress Print Services…

Veggie 123 challenge!

Staff at Impress are taking part in the #Veggie123 challenge from 10 to 16 May for National Vegetarian Week.  By replacing meat with vegetarian sources of protein, (nuts, seeds, beans and lentils, for example), we can all help reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions.

Join us or cheer us on and donate.   It’s really quick and easy:  Text 123VEGGIE to 70085 to donate £3.  Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message.

The Vegetarian Society charity give people the practical tools and advice to go and stay veggie for the planet.

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Vegetarian Society Approved

The Vegetarian Society Approved trademarks are only licensed to products that meet a strict criteria. This involves independent ingredient and production method checking by experts at the Vegetarian Society.

Impress are licenced to print the Vegetarian Society trademark onto our approved print and packaging.  This enables our clients to reassure their customers providing trust, credibility and peace of mind.  The print and packaging for your products and services is suitable for a vegetarian, vegan and organic target market.

Vegetarian Society approved vegan trademark, Impress Print Services
Vegetarian Society approved vegan print, Impress Print Services

Vegetable Printing Inks

With a basic formula, the inks used for printing consist of three primary elements. A colourant which is either pigment or dye, a binder such as resin, and a form of carrier. It is the carrier which differs vegetable inks to the synthetic alternatives.

Vegetable-based inks typically have carriers made from either soy, linseed or other vegetable oils and are less harmful to the natural environment than the petroleum-based equivalent.  As the carrier is made from a natural source and when sustainably sourced, the plants used for the inks promote the health of the natural world.

Forests help bring food to the table

Forests play an important role to help eliminate global hunger. For example, forests and trees can be managed to provide better and more nutritionally balanced diets and greater control over food inputs.

Millions of households in the developing world depend on food and fodder from forests to supplement their diets.  Besides the direct supply of food, forests provide important ecosystem services, which support the water cycle and help sustain healthy agricultural sectors to cultivate the soil for growing crops.

Deforestation and degradation can negatively impact on this, whereas responsible forest management as set out by the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) contribute to zero hunger and climate action.

Crush Paper

Crush paper includes by-products from citrus fruits, grapes, cherries, lavender, corn, olives, coffee, kiwi fruits, hazelnuts and almonds. These natural raw materials are saved from landfill and used to make these distinctive and vivid beautiful papers.

Crush is produced and designed with creativity and care for the environment.  Crush paper is available from Impress and suitable for all applications, including luxury packaging, brochures, stationery tags, cards and labels.

It’s amazing – watch how paper is made from oranges…

Paper Ripens Avocados

Trap that ethylene emitted by your avocados by wrapping each fruit in a newspaper, paper towel, or any recycled paper. Let them sit on your kitchen counter, or in sunlight for a day or two. The paper concentrates the gas inside so that it stays close to the fruit – WOW, what a great way to speed up the ripening process for National Vegetarian Week!

Grocery, organic retail & garden centres

We help our clients grow sales and increase brand awareness.  Come to us for design to printing to distribution, whether you run or own one specialty market or a chain of stores we can help.

Store signage, point of sale merchandising, display signage, branded product labels, fliers, mailers, postcards, packaging, hanging grocery store signs, brochures, floor graphics, banners, seasonal signage, banners, business cards, gift certificates, gift cards, staff training material and incentives…

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