Earth Day Spotlight – Seed Paper

SATURDAY APRIL 22 IS EARTH DAY!

The Company

Today’s business is done differently— especially in the printing industry – a larger premium is placed on sustainability. Consumers expect companies to give back to their communities through resource conservation and impact reduction. Choosing the right paper that is made using sustainable methods is an important way to confront global warming and protect wildlife.  Since 1995, Bloomin’ has integrated some industry best practices in papermaking with homegrown innovations, to create seeded paper that is as beautiful as it is environmentally friendly!

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The Footprint

Flower, herb, and vegetable seeds are added to Bloomin’ artisanal, biodegradable paper in a way that retains their viability. Once planted, the paper will grow into a garden! Crafted from 100% post-industrial, recycled paper and dyed with all-natural, vegetable-based pigments this one of kind paper is as beautiful as it is environmentally friendly.  Bloomin’ seed paper is printed with water-based inks and use corn-based packaging when packaging is required.

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The Process

Bloomin’ utilizes water soluble earth friendly inks to ensure the highest germination rates, print quality, and earth-friendly process. One of a kind inkjet technology utilizes 4 color CMYK process that is gently sprayed onto the seed paper. Unlike offset printing, which crushes all of the seeds under the pressure of the rollers, this process offers exceptional print quality without compromising the germination rates.  The original seed paper collection includes 21 bright, natural and pastel colors, available in a variety of sheet sizes, shapes – and even custom designs!
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Proprint Summer Internship

Looking back on a great experience

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Hello. My name is Aidan Kahane and I was an intern this summer at Proprint Services located in the GTA.  I have spent most of my time learning about the industry and working on projects to benefit my career in the future as well as get ahead in school. I am currently going into my second year at Ryerson University for Graphic Communications Management (GCM). We learn about all the different aspects of the printing industry such as design, pre-press, press, post-press, and marketing. Read More

Proprint adds second high speed INCA digital press to it’s production floor

A dynamic digital duo

For over 5 years, Proprint has pushed the limits of speed and quality with their INCA S40 digital flatbed press. The results have been so successful for their clients that they decided to double down. The installation of their INCA R40i is a game changer for clients looking for speed and quality to get them into the retail market.

Doubling down on performance.

The INCA R40i is an 8 colour press (CMYK + light cyan and magenta). The light C/M enables us to print very high quality images such as food or fashion. It’s something that needs to be seen to appreciate. And those who have seen it, appreciate the difference.

White and Orange are the other 2 colours. At a sheet size of 63” x 123” we can print on 100 lb paper, corrugate, foam core, styrene or any number of substrates. Together, these 2 digital flatbed presses are the perfect team.

Take a closer look for yourself:

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Pre-production – Where do you start?

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Planning the successful execution of an idea – that’s our favourite part.

It starts with a conversation

When you get a smart group of people together huddled around a puzzle, it can can be quite exciting. There’s just something great about walking past a boardroom and hearing laughter and debate. You have to have the right balance of clever and creative for a truly effective team. Then you gotta get them talking.

Then what?

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