•May 18, 2013 • Comments Off
Wortham Primary School has a fabulous new extra class room in the form of a solar dome. Thanks to the Friends of Wortham School and the School itself they have been able to purchase this unique outdoor learning room which will add much needed space to the school.
If you live in or around Wortham or have history with the village then don’t miss your opportunity to purchase a specially engraved brick which will be placed beside the dome. The funds raised in selling these bricks will go to furnishing the interior of the dome.
The offer is open to individuals and businesses and the team have sold quite a few already so please get in touch asap if you would like one.
If you’d like a form to complete please click here to send an email request.
The dome will be officially opened on the 21st June by Ben Edwards, BBC F1 commentator.
•April 22, 2013 • Comments Off
Why would you not Carbon Balance your print?
- Most of the time there is little or no cost involved to the end user
- It supports and promotes green and Corporate Social Responsibility policies, carbon management programmes and sustainability
- It adds value to your offering to your clients and yet often costs you nothing
- You receive a certificate at the end of the year showing the Carbon Saved and Land Preserved – great for PR and Marketing
- You don’t have to do anything – just tell us you want your project carbon balanced – we will do the rest
- You help the World Land Trust preserve endangered habitats
Carbon Balancing – what is it?
Carbon offsetting (balancing) is a process whereby an individual or company takes action to prevent the release of emissions elsewhere, or secures the absorption of atmospheric carbon dioxide, of an amount that matches or exceeds their own unavoidable emissions.
Source WLT Website 2013.
Carbon balanced paper is where the carbon impact of a paper product has been estimated and balanced. In using a balanced paper you will be helping the World Land Trust preserve endangered rainforests and habitats.
As a Carbon Balanced Publication printer we have mapped our operational carbon footprint to defined boundaries and it has been verified by the ECCM and we have offset these impacts with the World Land Trust allowing us to Carbon Balance the entire project, not just the paper. Click here to view the Kingfisher Case Study.
What’s the benefit?
The value is in handing your client a certificate at the end of the year that states in using, for example, revive 100 (which is 100% recycled stock) for their printed projects throughout the year, they could have saved XX kgs of carbon and helped the World Land Trust preserve XX square metres of endangered rainforest.
We provide a certificate which can be used for PR and Marketing, blogging, tweeting and websites. Its a fabulous way to promote and support green and CSR policies and in most cases it costs you and your client virtually nothing!
Kingfisher Press will register the job for you, provide a logo for you to use if you wish, and provide the facts and figures for your PR along with a certificate at the end of year.
Contact us now for more information.
•April 10, 2013 • Comments Off
Kingfisher Press have recently produced a newsletter for locally based charity Little Ouse Headwaters Project.
The charity is dedicated to the restoring and conserving the wildlife and landscape of the Little Ouse valley (on the Norfolk Suffolk border) and promoting its enjoyment. It was started in 2002 by local residents.
As a conservation focused charity LOHP wanted to ensure that any newsletters or print produced had minimum effect on the environment and with this in mind they chose an FSC accredited, recycled and carbon balanced stock.
Having used an uncoated stock for several issues, which gives the natural recycled feel of paper, the last issue was printed on a coated stock. Nicky Rowbottom from the LOHP comments “”We changed to using recycled coated paper for our Spring 2013 Newsletter because we wanted to do justice to our volunteer photographers’ very high quality pictures, without compromising our conservation values. The satin finish makes them brighter and sharper. When people give their time and skill so generously it’s important for the end result to look as good as it possibly can. We’re very pleased with the result.”
If you would like to find out more about LOHP please click here to view the website.
We offer a huge range of recycled and carbon balanced stocks. To find out more please visit our green room.
•April 8, 2013 • Comments Off
Pantone colour matching is a standardized colour repro system. In print, we mostly use CMYK but are often asked for a specific pantone colour for a logo or brand consistency. It ensures that no matter what you are printing with or on – the colour will remain consistent and controlled.
Most of pantones 1,114 spot colours cannot be made using CMYK references, but can be made using 15 base colours, including black and white, mixed to specific amounts.
Using special equipment we mix all inks in house, although some which contain multiple base colours we do purchase to ensure that the colour is exactly as the PMS reference.
Annually Pantone declares a colour of the year – for 2013 its Emerald Pantone 17-5641.
2012 was Tangerine Tango !!
•April 4, 2013 • Comments Off
Why not use this recycle logo on your artwork – as long as you don’t have any special finishes such as lamination or spot UV you can add this statement on letterheads, envelopes, leaflets and booklets.
I just reminds everyone that we can recycle the printed word so that it can be used again to say something different in the future.
You can download this small logo which gives a big message from our website now or check out our green room for more information on recycled and carbon balanced stocks.