What makes a printer a Great / Green Printer?

Participation in the PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative is a voluntary effort by printers to demonstrate their commitment to minimize their impact on human health and the environment while producing quality printed products.

Great Printers go beyond what is required by government agencies in environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance. Great Printers are green printers.

The PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative has been in place for over 13 years. It evolved from the Great Printers Project, which was a collaborative project by the Council of Great Lake Governors, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Printing Industries of America, Inc.

To qualify, a printer must meet the following criteria:

    1. Commit to the PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative Principles. This commits the company to:

      • Complying with all environmental, health and safety requirements
      • Going beyond compliance
        • Minimizing waste
        • Recycling waste
        • Maximizing energy efficiency
        • Create a healthier or safer work environment
      • Pursuing continuous EHS improvements
    2. Complete an Environmental, Health & Safety Compliance Audit annually or once every 36 months if they have a written and effective environmental management system (EMS) in place.
    3. Pursue Beyond Compliance Projects: The company must have completed at least one beyond compliance project within the last five years and must currently be working on at least two other beyond compliance projects. Beyond compliance projects have either an environmental or an employee health or safety benefit to them.

Print customers can have an impact on preventing waste and pollution by:

      • Choosing print companies that participate in the PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative;
      • Telling printers that PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative membership was one of the reasons that you chose them;
      • Encouraging printers to participate in the PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative;
      • Asking printers about their environmental, health and safety (EHS) programs and projects that go beyond the minimum requirements of EHS regulations; and
      • Working with your printer to develop your printed materials in a way that minimizes environmental impact.

Current members of the Great Printer Environmental Initiative:

Company Contact Phone Location
Ambassador Press, Inc. Ed Engle 612-521-0123 Minneapolis, MN
AWT Labels & Packaging Doreen Praschak 612-706-3709 Minneapolis, MN
Bang Printing George Wilkes 218-829-2877 Brainerd, MN
The Bernard Group Chuck Reese 952-227-1047 Chaska, MN
Bolger Vision Beyond Print Charles Bolger 651-645-6311 Minneapolis, MN
Catapult ME, Inc Dean Chapman 612-359-5600 Minneapolis, MN
Clear Lake Press, Inc. Chris Waldron 507-835-4430 Waseca, MN
Computype Todd Roach 651-635-2901 Roseville, MN
Continental Press, Inc. Kurt Rothstein 320-251-5875 St. Cloud, MN
Daily Printing, Inc. Hank Robotnik 763-475-2333 Plymouth, MN
Dolan Printing Doug Walsh 612-379-2311 Minneapolis, MN
The First Impression Group, Inc. Bart Harvey 651-683-1125 Eagan, MN
Flaire Print Communications Mark Kuzma 612-789-2446 Minneapolis, MN
Franklin Press, Inc. Larry Franklin 763-546-7656 Plymouth, MN
GLS Companies Steve Kirk 763-592-0534 Brooklyn Park, MN
GLS Companies Ron Boeckermann 651-644-3000 St. Paul, MN
Graphic Design, Inc. Tom Kranz 651-437-6459 Hastings, MN
Impressive Print Paul Haugland 651-644-5979 St. Paul, MN
J-C Press Patrick McDermott 507-446-5300 Owatonna, MN
Japs-Olson Company Michael Murphy 952-932-9393 St. Louis Park, MN
John Roberts Co. Mike Thews 763-754-4303 Coon Rapids, MN
Johnson Printing Erik Johnson 507-218-3185 Rochester, MN
Johnson Printing & Packaging Tim Cattrysse 763-574-1700 Minneapolis, MN
Johnson/Anderson & Associates Jon Laurent 952-496-6699 Shakopee, MN
Larkin Industries Lynette Larkin 651-645-6000 St. Paul, MN
Lofton Label, Inc. Steve Braun 651-552-6218 Inver Grove Heights, MN
Mark Thomas Co. Mark Beito 507-794-5100 Sleepy Eye, MN
National Checking Company Richard Lee 651-251-1500 St. Paul, MN
Nystrom Publishing Company Lynn Reemtsma 763-255-3501 Maple Grove, MN
Palmer Printing Greg Meyers 320-202-3821 Waite Park, MN
Press Sure Print John Warian 612-788-1884 Minneapolis, MN
Pro Print Creston Dorothy 218-740-4462 Duluth, MN
Process Displays Jim Ballinger 763-512-5124 New Hope, MN
Quality Resource Group, Inc. Larry Ihrke 763-398-6402 Plymouth, MN
Seven Corners Printing Guy Donofrio 651-789-6468 St. Paul, MN
Shapco Printing, Inc. Dana Hackett 612-278-1525 Minneapolis, MN
Streamworks LLC Andrea Quandt 651-486-0252 Arden Hills, MN
Tandem Printing, Inc. Steve Borowiak 651-289-4342 Eagan, MN
Target Corp, Printing Services Rich Nelson 763-440-6439 Brooklyn Park, MN
Thomson Reuters Curt Schmidt 651-687-7295 Eagan, MN
Visions Deb Skoog 763-425-4251 Brooklyn Park, MN