Sustainable Printing

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Experts in Sustainable Printing

We pride ourselves on ensuring that all of our printing practices are sustainable, period. There are 3 ways in which we are able to do this.


  1. Using water based, vegetable and soy inks – In most printing, it’s the chemicals that are used that are terrible for the environment. Using natural based inks means that there is no harm to the environment whilst not substituting quality
  2.  Zero Waste Policy – We always ensure that all projects are planned meticulously to ensure no waste paper or ink ends up just sitting around the warehouse.
  3. Renewable and Sustainable Paper Source – We ensure that our paper is not only renewable, but the process in which it is made, from coating to bleaching is environmentally friendly


With these principles in mind, we are able to offer an all inclusive printing service that is not only delivered on time and cost effective, but environmentally friendly. Our services include –


Litho Printing 

Digital Printing 

Point of Sale Printing 

Promotional Branding


For further information about our sustainable printing practises or if you want a no obligation consultation, please don’t hesitate to get in contact today.

”We are always happy to chat with businesses about becoming more sustainable, so call us if you have a question”.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Just a few of our most frequently asked questions about sustainable print and packaging.

Should we just ban plastic?

In an ideal world yes, but plastic still has vital uses in our day to day lives so a complete ban would be devastating. Unfortunately we don’t have alternatives for all the uses of plastic, however there are 2 things we can do now to help slow down the production of plastic until we find a sustainable solution for all.


The first is to re use where possible. There are somethings that we just currently can’t replace which is why we need to re use certain packaging where possible to decrease the amount of new single use plastic that needs to be made.


The second is to cut down on the amount of single use plastic used. This can be identifying the frivolous use of single use plastic and finding an alternative or just simply cutting down on the amount of plastic used. “Freebies” are often given away by companies to consumers, that in many cases are just thrown away. This is just one example of a frivolous use of packaging that also needs a sustainable solution.

What disposable packaging should I use?

This is a tricky one and it all depends on the business and the use. Currently there is no single best packaging solution as it really does depend on how the packaging will be used. One thing that we will say is that the more natural, the better, which is always our focus when finding solutions.

What’s the difference between renewable and recyclable?

The main difference between the two is that they are both at different points of the life-cycle. Renewable means that the materials used are able to be replenished whilst recycled means the material can be processed and reused for either the same purpose or a different one.


Some products can be both, for example paper that is manufactured from FSC trees.

Are Bioplastics sustainable and better than usual plastic?

The answer is yes, but some do behave like usual plastics in that they are non-biodegradable.


The materials in which they are made are from plants rather than fossil fuels, that ultimately make them renewable. Whilst not completely sustainable, it is a better alternative to the typical single use plastic.

Express delivery

Express delivery

Some of our smaller products including Business Cards and Postcards are available with a same day turnaround, this would normally involve a same day courier. If you need your print in a hurry then call MCR and we can discuss your requirements.
Free Artwork Templates

Free Artwork Templates

Indesign templates for popular products are available free of charge. Please call us, tell us what you want and we will send it to you. If we do not have it, then we can usually create one for you.


We can accept a wide range of filetypes to print your documents from, including some MSOffice filetypes. Although we prefer PDF’s, we realise that not everybody is comfortable making them. We are always ready to give advice, so call us for a chat.
Paper and Finishes

Paper and Finishes

A brief description of popular paper and finishes is to the right of every product picture. If you do not see what you want then call us, we will always try to find a solution to meet your needs.

Whatever the scope of your project our attention to detail and customer care will always be guaranteed

How could MCR Media help you? Give us a call to discuss on 01273 233558