Can recycled paper be used for printing?
Despite the popularity of paper not created from recycled materials, it’s easier than ever to use recycled paper in your print marketing. Recycled paper is being offered as an option for a wide variety of print jobs, from business cards to newsletters and more.
What does 100% recycled paper mean?
It turns out that products labeled “100% Recycled” must be made entirely of discarded material, but not necessarily recycled material. Only the “post-consumer content” is truly re-cycled. The rest is new (“pre-consumer”) scraps and rejects tossed out by the manufacturer.
What is the most environmentally friendly printer paper?
FSC-Certified Paper FSC-Certified paper is not recycled, but it can be more environmentally friendly than some recycled papers.
Is recycled printer paper better for the environment?
Recycled paper can be a gateway to sustainability for businesses. Printing on recycled paper rather than virgin paper eliminates the resource utilization and environmental impacts related to forestry, landfilling waste paper, and the production of paper from virgin pulp.
How is 100% recycled paper made?
In our mills making 100% recycled paper, no trees are used. Instead, we make our pulp by mixing the paper you recycled at home and work with water. Like an extremely large blender, rotating fins in the pulper reduce the paper to individual fibers, producing a paper slurry. That paper pulp is then washed and refined.
What is the best paper that can be recycled?
Many different kinds of paper can be recycled, including white office paper, newspaper, colored office paper, cardboard, white computer paper, magazines, catalogs, and phone books.
What is the difference between recycled paper and regular paper?
Compared with virgin paper, producing recycled paper involves between 28% and 70% less energy consumption. Also, less water is used. This is because most of the energy used in papermaking is the pulping needed to turn wood into paper. Recycled paper produces fewer polluting emissions to air and water.
Why recycled paper is more expensive?
Once the scrap paper has been sorted, it then needs to be de-inked before it can be formed into finished product. The cost of post-consumer content is getting higher, and the availability is decreasing. These are factors that we have to weigh in our efforts to bring the best recycled paper products to the market.
What is the GSM of recycled paper?
Recycled paper and board are uncoated papers available between 80 gsm and 300 gsm in our online shop.
What is the difference between recycled paper and normal paper?
Which types of paper Cannot be recycled?
Types of paper that are not recyclable are coated and treated paper, paper with food waste, juice and cereal boxes, paper cups, paper towels, and paper or magazine laminated with plastic.
Are inkjet prints recyclable?
The general rule is that you can recycle all inkjet paper except photobase media. Photobase papers (aka Resin Coated, PE Base) look and feel like a photo lab print. They feature a paper core coated with plastic on both sides. Good examples are UltraPro Satin and Polar Gloss Metallic.