A farm bill that's expected to pass the Senate in the next few days and signed into law by President Obama, will allow farmers in several states to grow industrial hemp once again. Up until the 1880's, 75-90% of all paper in the world was made from hemp fiber. Though this bill does not end Federal prohibition on growing industrial hemp, it does block the federal government from interfering with those states where it is legal to grow.

The U.S. currently imports around $2 billion worth of hemp from Canada and China.The passing of this bill will open the way for farmers to grow industrial hemp for a variety of products from clothing, textiles, automotive composites to food, oil, and of course, paper. One acre of hemp can produce as much paper as 4-10 acres of trees with hemp stalk taking only four months to mature and be ready for harvest. For more about industrial hemp check out...

And here's a website for eco friendly paper...





Having our New C751 Digital Press is giving our customers some real options for fast, affordable printing. For instance, this 68 page plus cover, 4 color annual report saved our customers hundreds of dollars and was finished in less than two days compared to traditional printing. What is the deciding factor between digital printing or traditional? Basically it's the quantity and complexity of the job itself. We are seeing that quantities of 2000 or less may be the best indicator in choosing to go digital. If you would like to know more, please give us a call!


New Leaf Paper Sets New Environmental Standard with Reincarnation 100 - the First Coated Paper Made in the USA, 

Oakland, CA -- New Leaf Paper has set a new environmental standard with the national launch of New Leaf Reincarnation 100, the first coated paper MADE IN THE USA from 100% post-consumer recycled waste (PCW). Most recycled coated papers made in the U.S. fall well below this standard, containing only 10% to 30% PCW.

New Leaf Reincarnation 100 is the latest in a long history of environmentally superior product innovations at New Leaf Paper, a company well respected for its leadership in driving sustainability in the paper industry. The new 100% PCW sheet is being praised for exceptional printability and detailed image reproduction.

Lisa Fink, Sr. Marketing Communications Specialist/Designer with BARD, Peripheral Vascular said, "I was totally impressed with the New Leaf sheet on press this week. It's got a nice feel.  And the varnish really sat on top of the sheet. Great ink hold out too!"

Reincarnation 100 is the only 100% PCW coated paper made in the US that has achieved the Ancient Forest Friendly™ designation, the highest independent standard for sustainability in the paper industry.  It is manufactured with Green-e(R) certified renewable wind energy. 

"We're delighted with this advance in sustainable paper and proud to recognize it with Canopy's rigorous Ancient Forest Friendly™ designation," said Nicole Rycroft, Founder and Executive Director of Canopy. "New Leaf is providing North American print customers with a way to achieve high quality colour reproduction while knowing they are making a choice that helps take pressure off the world's last large intact tracts of ancient forest."

Environmental attributes of New Leaf Reincarnation 100 reflect New Leaf Paper's holistic approach to sustainability:

  • 100% post-consumer waste, which preserves forests while reducing landfill and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Processed Chlorine Free, which helps keep rivers free of poisonous bleaching products
  • Designated Ancient Forest Friendly™, which reflects the highest environmental standard in North America
  • Manufactured with 100% Green-e(R) certified renewable wind energy, which helps reduce the nation's output of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming
  • FSC certified

Innovative people redefining paper ...

Feel good about using paper again 

... and again!  


New Leaf Paper is the largest paper company in the U.S. that deals exclusively in environmentally superior papers. Since 1998, the company has led the paper industry in developing and distributing environmentally responsible papers that compete aesthetically and economically with leading virgin-fiber products. New Leaf Paper offers a selection of more than 30 coated, uncoated, and board grade papers, many with 100% post-consumer waste recycled content; its inventory products are all manufactured with Green-e(R) certified renewable wind power and biogas energy. 

ABOUT CANOPY - Canopy is a not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting forests, species and climate. Canopy collaborates with more than 700 companies to develop innovative solutions, which make their supply chains more sustainable and help protect our world's remaining ancient and endangered forests. Canopy's partners include Sprint, EILEEN FISHER, TC Transcontinental, Quiksilver, Random House/Penguin, The Globe and Mail, Scholastic and Harlequin. Canopy's work relies on the support of individual donors who share our passion for the planet. 





The New Year is here and it looks like "Sullie" is in need of some "sensitivity training"...