Carbonless Forms Specialist and Michigan Printing Company Implements Environmentally-Friendly Improvements

May 05, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - Battle Creek-based printing company Printlink, a company that specializes in carbonless forms and envelopes, is going green with a new line of paper and changes to pre-press operations equipment.

Printlink's envelope supplier, National Envelope, has partnered with Resolute Forest Products to announce a new line of environmentally-friendly paper that can be used as an alternative to chemical pulp coated and uncoated paper for most printing applications.

As a National Envelope approved customer, Printlink will have exclusive access to the new material. The new Align™ paper offers a smaller environmental footprint and greater cost savings to customers.

According to Ken Winterhalter, Chief Executive Officer of National Envelope, in a previously released statement, "this is a strategic milestone toward transforming into a more diversified sustainability-oriented supplier. This partnership will enable more customers to have access to environmental solutions without having to pay a premium."

Printlink also recently installed a new Heidelberg Suprasetter A52 direct-to-plate machine. This machine streamlines pre-press operations by eliminating film and chemicals.

The environmentally-friendly Suprasetter uses only water to rinse plates, and has allowed Printlink to reduce their make-ready times by 25%. Because the Suprasetter images digitally to the plates, the company will no longer need to develop film, strip film or file masked film.

Printlink is a full service printing company that specializes in short-and medium-run custom business envelopes, checks, and custom business forms.