Our Green Practice History

July 17, 2023

Calitho has long been committed to sustainable, responsible management of natural resources and what impact we have on the environment. This is evident in our significant investment in our pressroom technologies, our FSC certification, and Green practices.

As an early adopter of Green printing technology, Calitho acted as a Beta test site for the US market. We spent months configuring our locally available inks and chemistry to this brand-new technology. After nearly 12 months of testing, reporting, adapting, problem solving, and reformulating, we are able to offer a well-managed and environmentally better alternative to the traditional pressroom. This Green alternative not only uses 80% less energy in producing the highest caliber print, but it emits zero Volital Organic Compounds (VOC) into the environment. An achievement previously not viable.

The inks and coatings used in production do not contain any perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) or related chemicals. There is no silicone or plastic with detectable levels of BPA. Instead, some of these materials are plant-based; meaning, they are repulpable, biodegradable, compostable, and can be entered into the recycling stream.

Our packaging is repulpable, biodegradable, compostable, and can enter into the recycling stream!

We have been a FSC certified printer for 19 years. In fact, we recently renewed our FSC certification with flying colors! This certification recognizes our commitment to the continuity of the chain of custody for the tracking of paper usage from harvest to consumer from responsibly managed forests.

Green practice is a broad commitment which encompasses everything from material, energy and water usage to employee behaviors. We actively recycle and repurpose aspects of production in order to maximize materials.

All of this in addition to operating in, arguably, one of the strictest environmentally regions in the world. The San Francisco Bay Area is subject to several strict environmental measures from the state of California and the United States government. Complacence with these measurers gives us confidence that we are functioning as Green as possible!

Calitho is a commercial printer and visual communications company serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Let us help with your next printing project by requesting a quote today.