Saving resources and reducing the printing carbon footprint


HardingPoorman and many other printing companies around the country are becoming more and more energy efficient, and working to reduce printing waste.

Early on, HardingPoorman undertook a leading role, becoming a clean company, a role model and an industry leader for environmentally conscious practices. We were the first business and the first printer in Indiana to purchase 100% green power, and receive a chain of custody tri-certification for paper being used from responsibly managed forests.

HardingPoorman has a closed loop fountain solution system on our offset printing presses in addition to our recycle program, which includes our office paper, plastics, cardboard, metal and many other plant materials.


We take responsibility for our processes and energy use methods to make sure we are keeping our carbon footprint as light and green as possible.

Eco-friendly printing recommendations


Printing with an eye toward the environment is no longer your most expensive option.

Here are some “green” suggestions for your next print project:

  • Find a printer that is committed to using renewable energy sources
  • Gang your printing together
  • Print digitally to avoid unnecessary set-ups and make-readys to save on energy, paper, and costs
  • Know your paper. Look for Chain of Custody certified paper or recycled paper that contains PCW (post-consumer waste)
  • Save paper by asking your designer to use standard press sheet sizes or a “house stock”
  • Bind your project with wire or plastic coil instead of adhesives

These are just a few ways to pare down the carbon footprint of your next printing project. Ask us how to make your next printing job greener AND cost-effective.