Recently, FSC changed the way they label certified paper stock, in order to reduce consumer confusion. The original seven logos have been reduced to three. This shouldn’t have much of an impact on our clients. If an FSC logo is requested, it is the responsibility of Printing Partners to place the appropriate version of the logo for your paper. All we ask of you is to include an FPO version of the FSC logo in your document showing placement, color and orientation.
For pieces that are being re-printed, the old FSC logos will need to be updated. This will require us to re-submit the piece for approval to assure the correct logo has been applied. This process should not take any longer than 24-48 hours.
Printing Partners has a series of FPO logos for FSC, SFI and PEFC for you to place in your file. You can download them from the Knowledge Library area of our web site.
The logo change was announced in April of this year, but printers have until January 2011 to begin using the new logos. Printing Partners will make the switch to the new logos after our paper inventory is complete later in July.
The three new logo classifications are pure or 100% FSC paper (there is currently only 1 or 2 papers manufactured that qualify), Mix (which encompasses mixed sources and recycled content), and Recycled (this paper has to be 100% recycled to qualify). The Mix version can contain the mobius loop to show recycled content.
This change only affects FSC logos, there were no changes to the SFI or PEFC logos.
If you have any questions, please contact your salesperson, CSR or call us at 317-635-2282.
Printing Partners became FSC, SFI and PEFC certified in 2009. We can obtain any FSC certified paper you may request for a job. All of our house paper stocks are FSC certified and contain post-consumer recycled material. Sustainability is not only good for the environment, it’s good for business.