As part of Minuteman Press Calgary Shepard’s commitment to environmental sustainability, we offer Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper. One of the functions of FSC is to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC paper products are made with materials from FSC-certified forests and / or reclaimed sources.
In addition to sustainable paper options, we strategically organize our print jobs to minimize the materials, ink, and energy required to complete them. We also choose to use latex water-based inks in our large format printer. These inks are free of hazardous materials found in other inks. Further to this, we participate in an ink recycling program for all our toner and ink cartridges. From our largest machine down to our office printers, this program recycles all our cartridges. Finally, in order to mitigate reprinted jobs we regularly calibrate for colour and registration on our machines as well as run test prints. This helps us save on excess materials due to content, colour, or registration flaws.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have given free informational posters for displaying in storefronts and offices. We partnered with Motive Safety (Occupational health and safety consultant service) to offer “Get Back to Work Safely” packages that included print materials, PPE, cleaning supplies and due diligence materials with options for safety screen (flexi–glass barriers) and site inspections.
Minuteman Press Calgary Shepard proudly supports the Minuteman Press corporate initiative called Bounce Back Canada. Bounce Back Canada is a free community website where businesses may list their offering or make an offer to other businesses. It was built to encourage our small business community to shop locally, so we can all recover quickly together. Many businesses put up special messages and/ or coupon deals to create a call to action for customers who see the listing.