“We needed to move quickly, I couldn’t take it any longer!” JD Klein, the owner of Minuteman Press of Redmond franchise, said in a press release.
‘It’ refers specifically to chemical laden offset printing that was the industry standard and legacy that came with the business.
In March 2015, the decision was made. It was a bet the company move to shut down a production line and pivot toward a cleaner future. The changeover, planned for over a year, was completed in one week. Minuteman Press of Redmond became a digital only print company and hasn’t looked back.
Three years later, Redmond’s Minuteman Press is the only franchise in the Pacific Northwest region to earn the Envirostars Certification.
“It’s encouraging to see local businesses like Minuteman Press take the initiative to protect their workplace, the community and the planet,” Tally Young, pollution prevention specialist for the City of Redmond, said in a press release. “Redmond is a proud partner of the EnviroStars program which provides a one-stop hub for businesses to receive assistance and recognition for environmentally sustainable actions. Consumers can use the EnviroStars directory to find businesses like Minuteman Press that share their environmental values.”
Chris Jutt, Minuteman Press International Regional Vice President for the Pacific Northwest, congratulated Minuteman Press on its achievement.
“Minuteman Press Redmond should be commended for their ongoing efforts toward continued sustainability and making a positive impact on their community,” Jutt said in a press release.
Highlighting that being eco-friendly is about more than printing, the Minuteman Press of Redmond team actively promotes eco-friendly paper options, recycling and right sizing order volumes.
“We want our clients to customize print quantities by what’s actually needed, rather than being locked into enormous minimum quantities that can sit for years in a closet,” Klein said in a press release. “It’s really about a holistic approach and educating our customers that there’s a better way…Our digital printing transformation has paid off in lightning fast turnaround times which are especially important on marketing and event driven projects. Our clients benefit from low prices, brilliant graphics, and being part of a local eco-friendly supply chain.”