Breaking Print Myths! 30 Leading North American Companies Remove “Go Paperless – Save Trees” Claims

A Victory for the Printing Industry! We are breaking Print Myths!

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Two Sides Campaign Gains Traction as Major Banks, Utilities and Telecoms Change Marketing Campaigns Used to Promote Electronic Services

CHICAGO (November 3, 2014) – Today, Two Sides North America, Inc. announced that over 30 leading North American companies have committed to remove “anti-paper” based claims being used to promote electronic billing and other e-services as more environmentally-friendly.

The Two Sides campaign is engaged with top Fortune 500 organizations in the banking, utilities and telecommunications sectors as well as digital service companies.  Alan Anglyn, Sprint’s Director of IT Care & Billing Services Business Management notes, “One of the benefits of our relationship with Two Sides has been the opportunity to reflect on how we communicate our efforts.  This caused us to review Sprint’s messaging about electronic media across multiple touch points.”

“Many in the graphic communications industry, from family forest owners to paper mills, printers, mailers and related businesses, are tired of seeing misleading environmental claims about print and paper.  Our campaign has been focused on educating corporate marketers on the unique social and environmental benefits of print and paper, and to ensure that claims used to promote e-services are based on credible science and facts,” states Two Sides North America President Phil Riebel.

Read more here:

http://www.twosidesna.org/US/Thirty-Leading-North-American-Companies-Remove-Go-Paperless–Save-Trees-Claims

http://www.piworld.com/article/thirty-leading-north-american-companies-remove-go-paperless-save-trees-claims/1

What is #IPD14? Find Out and Get Involved Here!

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Print lovers celebrate their love of print every day, but now we have an official date to brag… OCTOBER 8, 2014 is International Print Day! For a whole 24-Hours, print benefits and knowledge will be shared through social media by all those in favor of print. So what are you waiting for? Get involved! Share your favorite pro-print and print is green fact! Just tag #IPD14!

Here’s our favorite print myth: Harvesting Trees to Make Paper is Bad

While it’s true that collecting used paper and recycling it into new products is good for the environment, there’s a catch. The wood fibers in paper can be recycled only about five times before they get too weak and break down. That’s why we need fresh fiber harvested from responsibly managed forests, too. Using fresh fiber creates a sustainable cycle of high-quality recyclable material to continually replenish recycled fiber. And the paper industry’s perpetual use of trees discourages the sell-off of land for development, encourages sustainable forestry practices and supports hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs.

  • To make the global fiber supply work, a continual input of fresh fiber is needed depending on the grade of paper manufactured (from 34% for tissue to 89% for printing and writing papers). Without this continual addition of fresh fiber, the supply of usable recycled fiber available to manufacture new products would last only a few months, depending on the grade of paper being manufactured (from 1.5 months for printing and writing papers to 17.5 months for tissue).

             – Metafore (now a division of GreenBlue)

  • Where profitable, timber management and the revenues it generates can serve as a hedge against the conversion of forest land to other uses such as real estate development, although the extent to which it can actually do so in the face of rapid increases in land values close to urban areas will vary.

             – U.S. Forest Service

  • The US mailing industry provides 8.4 million jobs and $1.3 trillion in sales revenue. The production, distribution and handling of mail (including paper and printing) accounts for over 2 million jobs and over $260 million in sales revenue.

             – Envelope Manufacturers Association

Read more facts from the website this information was taken from: http://twosidesna.org/Harvesting-Trees

HELP PRINT TREND THE PLANET!

Want to Market Your Company Better? Here’s How!

Why No One Talks About Print Marketing Anymore (And How To Take Advantage) image Printing Press P New

Tell me if you’ve heard this before: Print marketing is dead. Customers don’t respond to it anymore. It’s too expensive. You can’t personalise it. It’s a thing of the past, and if you’re still doing print marketing, you’re living in the Stone Age.

I’m sure you have. It’s a common misconception that print marketing is dead and gone, never to be seen again.

In reality, print marketing isn’t disappearing; it’s thriving. No, it’s not the same as it was a decade ago. It has evolved with the times, but print marketing is fundamentally still print marketing. While the world is going digital and the web keeps getting more crowded, there is still an opportunity to reach customers offline.

Direct mail still holds a 43% share of total retail advertising, and 76% of small businesses say their ideal marketing strategy involves both digital and print marketing efforts.

Print is still very much alive, and here are a few ways you can use print marketing to differentiate your brand.

Read the whole article here! http://www.business2community.com/marketing/one-talks-print-marketing-anymore-take-advantage-0875512

Digital Reading Poses Learning Challenges

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Before you send your students off to school, learn how to make this school year the most successful it could possibly be. Careful to not pack that digital tablet in your backpack! Print is still the way to go…

“Comprehension may suffer when students read on the digital devices now flooding into classrooms, an emerging body of research suggests… When reading on screens, for example, people seem to reflexively skim the surface of texts in search of specific information, rather than dive in deeply in order to draw inferences, construct complex arguments, or make connections to their own experiences. Research has also found that students, when reading digitally, tend to discard familiar print-based strategies for boosting comprehension.”

Read more here: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/05/07/30reading_ep.h33.html

Help us spread the Printed Word! Choose Print!

Proven in Study! Readers Absorb Less on Kindles than Paper

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