Smith & Watts Print is proud to have achieved the prestigious FSC certification,
allowing our customers to use the FSC logo on anything we print on FSC certified paper.
Of course paper is just part of the story, at Smith & Watts Print we are committed to
continually reducing the impact that we have on our environment.
All standard four colour inks at Smith & Watts Print are produced from vegetable based oils,
reducing the impact on mineral oil supplies and making for better recyclability.
Our state of the art Heidelberg presses require significantly less usage of
isopropyl-alcohol in the dampening system.
Our digital CTP workflow now utilises a 'low-chemistry' developer and
our ultimate goal is to use processless plates when costs allow.
All major presses are equipped with machine coating units allowing for water-based
coatings to be applied as standard, thereby eliminating the usage of oil based sealers
and reducing the need for laminations.
Smith & Watts Print currently recycle the following process-based waste streams,
all through certified and approved waste contractors:
- Paper trimmings & waste sheets 100%
- Cardboard 100%
- Wooden pallets 100%
- Aluminium litho plates 100%
- Press and Pre-Press chemistry 100%
- Ink tins and tubes 100%
- Inks 100%
- Soft and hard plastics and packet wraps 85%
- Computer and electronic equipment 100%
Over the last few years Smith & Watts Print have reduced our waste to landfill by 75%.