Some coatings printers use are good for the environment.
Offset printing coatings, we have been using a new coating when printing some pocket folders here at J&A Printing called soft touch. This coating adds a soft feel to the paper that usually results in a second look when someone picks it up. I sent samples to a customer of this coating and was asked if it was environmentally friendly, I didn’t know so we sent a request to our ink company. The answer was yes, the coating has a very low VOC–less than 1% and it does not contain any hazardous material. I did respond and thank the customer for asking . The moral of the story is if you don’t know ask…..