Category: Green Printing

Efficient Printing and the Environment – Why it’s Everyone’s Responsibility

Efficient printing is one of the ways in which you can actively help to create a sustainable environment in your organisation. Efficient doesn’t just mean fast and simple, it can also mean sustainable. The planet aside, efficient printing will also save you money by reducing your consumption of toner and of paper. There are certain key elements which should be put into play to ensure that your print efficiency is working at maximum capacity – they are as follows: Follow me printing: This means releasing your print job through a secure code to any machine in your organisation. Follow me printing reduces the waste caused by abandoned prints. Rules-based printing: Reducing toner consumption by defaulting to mono printing and printing read more...

Printing and the Environment

Concern for the environment is at an all-time high and with global warming a very real concern, there’s little wonder that many enterprises are looking at ways of reducing their carbon footprint. Mode Print Solutions are passionate about their part in the environment and as a result are involved in a number of schemes and innovative programmes to help us all make a difference when it comes to the environment. Recycling Cartridges Mode Print Solutions is proud to be in a position to assist clients with their cartridge recycling and Mode’s Service Department are on hand to offer advice as well as practical help to those who need it. Carbon Zero Mode is also passionate about carbon neutrality and constantly read more...

World Environment Day June 5th 2016

Mode is always aware of our environment not only locally but also globally. So on 5th June we would like to acknowledge and support World Environment day. Since its inception in 1974, World Environment Day has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action on increasingly urgent issues from marine pollution and global warming to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. Millions of people around the world have been motivated by the ‘people’s day’ for action, and this has increased in momentum into a global movement through the expanding WED website and social media. GO WILD FOR LIFE This year’s theme for World Environment Day – Go Wild for Life – encourages us to celebrate all those species read more...

Mode Survey Indicates Positive Trends for Cloud Technology

Mode’s recent in-depth survey of a variety of SMEs from different sectors including the medical industry, hospitality, finance and manufacturing has indicated some very clear and very positive trends for the future when it comes to cloud technology. It’s not actually so long ago that dark predictions of a future without the need for print or paper were being bandied about in the world of both print and computing. This ‘death of print’ however has not only failed to materialize but quite the opposite. The digital economy and an increasingly mobile business environment is behind a rise in the demand for cloud printing solutions and figures indicate that most companies are finding both the flexibility the cloud offers as well read more...

The Merits of Stone Based Paper

First developed in the 1990’s, stone paper has been expanding and improving ever since. Stone based paper is made from the remnants of mining; it is powder ground from stone and has some amazing benefits.  Read on to find out more. What Is Stone Based Paper? Stone based paper is made when nontoxic resins bond with calcium carbonate, creating a naturally white paper that is durable and eco-friendly. Environmental Merits of Stone Based Paper Environmentally, this paper is sound.  You can make it using 30% less power than recycled paper and there is no timber pulp needed for its manufacture.  That said, it solely uses electric power- there isn’t a washing and drying process which can add harmful particles to read more...

Xerox, Lexmark, Ricoh, and Toshiba Printing – Updates from Our Brands

We’re proud to work with some of the best brands in the industry to provide bespoke solutions for our clients. These brands are world renowned for quality and their green credentials; just two of the reasons why we selected them as suppliers. To help you stay up to date on the latest information and find useful articles online, here are some of the recent print highlights from our favourite brands: Seven Steps to Business Reinvention  from Xerox: this advance is targeted at print providers but can help any industry. Xerox has a new savings plan for small businesses to meet print needs while saving money. Will our children live on a waste-free planet? Green credentials are incredibly important to us at Mode, read more...

Hertfordshire Print Supplier Plants 3,000 Trees

We’re committed to the environment, which is why we only work with suppliers who have excellent green credentials and processes that minimise their impact on the environment at every step of the supply chain. One of our print supply partners, Ricoh, compensates for their CO2 emissions by planting and conserving British woodland. Carbon Capture helps Ricoh remove CO2 by creating native woodland across the country; they remove just as much CO2 as they create. Ricoh also donate 2p per ream of paper to The Woodland Trust, which means that a tree is planted for every pallet bought. This recent project was part of Carbon Capture’s Tree Planting Day in Heartwood Forest, Hertfordshire. The work by 150 participants ensured that the read more...

4 Ways to Print Less and Save More

Businesses seem to fall into two main camps; those to aim to go ‘paperless’ and those who depend on printing for their day to day admin. However, most offices could implement a few simple changes and significantly cut down on waste and excessive printing. 92% of people say that they print more than they need and then throw away up to a third of what they print. This waste costs UK businesses millions every single year. Print less is surprisingly easy – a lot can be achieved by simply putting a policy in place and communicating it properly. However, using the tools at your disposal can reinforce that policy and monitor print activity to find further efficiencies. Set up Print read more...

Go Green for 2014 and Beyond!

As businesses, we are all faced with the challenges of keeping costs down, whether you are a small or globally-recognised organisation. We are all now responsible for reducing waste, lowering energy consumption and capping carbon emissions. However, there are steps we can all take to save money and help reduce our carbon footprint. It doesn’t matter if you are a small business switching off a computer at the end of the day or a multinational with hundreds of employees, the statistics are still the same – computers and any kind of technology can account for half the electricity used in a typical office. Just one computer alone being left on standby can cost a business up to £20 a year. read more...