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Document Services

Affiliations and Standards

Industry Affiliations

Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana Association Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana Association
University and College Designers Association University College Designers Association
Print on demand initiative Print on Demand initiative
National Association of Printing Leadership National Association of Printing Leadership
Graphic Arts Technical Foundation Graphic Arts Technical Foundation

Standards

Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper

Ninety-seven percent of the paper used at Document Services is recycled paper. When virgin paper is required, Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper from sustainably harvested forests is used whenever possible.

Inks low in Volatile Organic Compounds

Document Services uses soy and vegetable-based inks that are low in Volatile Organic Compounds harmful to the environment. Water-based inks are used addressing pieces for mail delivery.

Equipment and processes that optimize efficiency and minimize waste

Leading-edge digital equipment and processes optimize efficiency and minimize waste. The chemicals used in pre-press and press equipment are water-soluble, not petroleum or alcohol-based. Advanced plate-making technology reduces the need for developing chemicals and streamlines the workflow process by eliminating plate development steps.