New L.E.I Laminating Provides Low Environmental Impact Alternative for Print Finishing

New L.E.I Laminating Provides Low Environmental Impact Alternative for Print Finishing
August 01, 2008

Ultra X-press Printing Inc
Kaleigh MacKay

Ultra X-press Printing, the leader in offset and digital printing for the Vancouver BC region, announces a permanent change to itÌs Polypropylene delustre lamination services.

Vancouver, Canada, August 01, 2008 --( ItÌs important that we utilize as many recycled products and services as possible. Ultra Xpress has recognized the significance of their impact on the environment and are actively pursuing alternative methods and purchasing products which will reduce our impact on the environment without sacrificing quality or the need for unique product or image. ÏItÌs not easy getting what you want while maintaining the environment and staying within budget, but it is possibleÓ says Salim Lakhani, President of Ultra Xpress Printing Inc.

An Example of change

Ultra X-Press Printing switched from polypropylene to L.E.I (Low environmental impact) Laminate, which is made from biodegradable wood cellulose. The laminate itself is made from a sustainable, renewable resource, and its durability is comparable to that of the common choice laminate, polypropylene or polyester. While there havenÌt been any changes in the adhesive, L.E.I laminate offers an alternative choice for many of the common printed products such as : business cards, tents cards, presentation folders, and post cards.

While the cost of producing this product has gone up, Ultra X-press has absorbed this cost and customers will not see a change in price.

Additionally, Ultra X-press prints on a standard stock of 30% recycled paper, with options of stock from 30 up to 100% recycled and paper made from 10 to 50% of post consumer waste.

Most of us can understand that saving the environment isnÌt going to happen overnight, but if enough of us take one step at a time, we can facilitate change. By making environmental alternatives readily available, thatÌs just one step that Ultra X-press is taking to make it easier for others to do their part too.

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