New 'Field Guide' For Sustainable Print and Packaging Design

BENNINGTON, NH | Monadnock Paper Mills has released the third edition of its instructional how-to guide for creating more sustainable print materials. With over 100,000 copies already in use, the publication, A Field Guide: Eco-Friendly, Efficient and Effective Print, is a single resource that objectively details alternative design decisions that impact sustainability without sacrificing style or effectiveness, the company reports.

The guide presents information from choosing paper to recycling the finished piece, including paper types, paper contents, chemical labeling, sizing to reduce paper waste, inks and coatings, finishing techniques, binding, printing processes and the use of environmental logos. New information in the third edition of A Field Guide includes a chapter dedicated to eco marketing, eco claims and the topic of "greenwashing,” as well as new information on inks and finishing.

The new edition is printed on Monadnock Astrolite PC100, an uncoated paper with 100% post-consumer fiber, that is process chlorine-free and archival quality. Like all Monadnock Printing and Packaging Papers, Astrolite PC100 is made with 100% renewable electrical energy and is manufactured carbon neutral.

The guide is available in PDF format and printed copies may be ordered through Monadnock's website at

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