Eco-Friendly production

Stormpress is an employee-owned company - we choose to do things our way, because we are free to make those choices. Care for the environment is high on our list of priorities, which is why we offset through Woodland Trust's Carbon Capture Scheme, only use paper produced to FSC Certification, use vegetable-based inks and chemistry-free printing plates, among many other measures.

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How we print

We want to tread more lightly on the environment, which is why we strive to reduce our carbon footprint and make your print eco-friendly:

• Supporting the Woodland Trust’s Carbon Capture and World Land Trust Carbon Balanced Paper schemes
• Sourcing FSC Certified, eco-friendly (EU Ecolabel & EMAS) biodegradable, recyclable and recycled stocks
• Recycling and reducing our waste materials
• Printing with vegetable oil based inks, biomass toners and eco-solvent inks
• Using chemical-free printing plates
• Promoting alternatives to plastic 

Download our Eco Infosheet here

Carbon capture / balance schemes

Paper is one of the few truly sustainable products, it is recycled on average 3.5 times a year in Europe and 4x more trees are planted than harvested!

Through a continued commitment to reduce our impact on the earth we support both the Woodland Trust’s Carbon Capture and World Land Trust Carbon Balanced Paper schemes. In the last 2 years we have neutralised 54,714kg of carbon dioxide and planted & protected 20,489m2 of new woodland in the UK and critically threatened forests globally – view our current certificate here


Biodegradable, recyclable and recycled paper

Our paper is sourced from mills certified to FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®) standards. The FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. Most of our paper stocks are biodegradable or recyclable and we can provide papers made from high content to 100% recycled materials. We also reduce our waste by managing stock carefully and all surplus is recycled.


Two Sides

When it comes to the sustainability of print and paper, it is important to separate the facts from the myths. The European paper industry is a world leader when it comes to sustainably sourced raw materials, renewable energy and recycling rates. Yet the myths around paper are still prevalent amongst consumers from “European forests are shrinking” to “Only recycled paper should be used”, Two Sides have explored nine popular myths. Download the brochure here to discover the facts about print and paper!


Chemistry-free printing plates

All printing plates are made without chemicals and recycled after use, so no toxic chemicals are used and less waste is produced as a result.


Vegetable oil based inks

Our litho printing inks are vegetable oil based – these eco-friendly inks are derived from renewable sources, with less VOCs (volatile organic compounds) than petroleum based inks. Our natural-based inks don’t release VOCs when drying and don’t require harsh solvents to clean them, so even less VOCs. Our natural-based inks also make the deinking process in recycling much easier.


Biomass toners

Our digital printing toners use biomass as one of the raw materials reducing the impact on the environment. Biomass is a plant based renewable organic resource and exclusive of fossil fuels. As well as reducing the carbon footprint, emissions of sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides are down. Energy consumption is reduced during production with approximately 40% less carbon dioxide emissions compared with standard toner production.


Eco-solvent inks

Eco-solvent inks have their colours suspended in a mild biodegradable solvent meaning the ink has virtually no odour as they don’t contain as many VOCs. They were originally designed for signage making eco-solvent ink prints more durable than aqueous inks.



Solar panels contribute to powering our factory and some of our local deliveries are made on our Stormpress bike!