Nonsense, trees are a renewable resource. Did you know there are more trees in the USA than there were on the 1st Earth Day in 1970? Western Web only buys from domestic mills with a record of sustainability. Besides, paper is still a very valuable part of everyday life. As proof we offer:
About Steve JacksonSteve Jackson, His plan was to be a High School science teacher, but he got a part time job in a print shop and he's made the best of it.
While investigating the situation in Clayoquot Sound I made friends with a Greenpeace associate. We didn’t agree on everything, but we each trusted the other and stayed in touch. A few months after the trip he asked if I would participate in a test program to make newsprint from rice straw. Representatives from Greenpeace, The
In early 1993 I was reading The Sacramento News & Review, which my company printed. I read an editorial about a terrible paper company that was leveling the forests and defiling a fantastic place called Clayoquot Sound. The editorial said Pac Bell was using this paper and should be taken out behind the wood shed
The last remaining 100% Post-Consumer Waste (PCW) newsprint mill in the Western United States is gone, see Snowflake Mill Closure. Recycled newsprint mills are really suffering while companies processing raw trees are doing better. Trees are cheaper and more available than recycled paper. Every recycled newsprint mill in the US of which I’m aware is
Western Web is excited (Yippie!) about our new Ryobi 3034 DI press. This technology was developed in the 1990’s. My good friend Art and I went to see the very first one made by Heidelberg unveiled during a trade show. The press was secreted behind a huge, black drape, viewable by invitation only. The operators
It may not be the cover of the Rolling Stone, but page 34 of the best printing publication out there, Newspapers and Technology, impresses the hell out of me and Jack. I ran into the owner of EPG, the company that makes our amazing ink preset hardware/software, at Graph Expo in Chicago. It is the
I was standing at the entrance to a printing trade show in New Orleans. The atmosphere was electric. People were streaming in, all smiles, much energy. The floor was crowded, the booths all jammed. Live jazz was being played in the lobby. I had never seen anything like it. I was finally swept into the
Actually Dscoop is the HP Digital Printing user group. They put on an annual show. This year it is in DC, at the Gaylord (which just sounds expensive). When my friend Phill asked if I wanted to go, I said jokingly, “If someone would pay my air fare, hotel and expenses, sure, I’d go.” Phill
From the start Western Web boasted “We only use recycled paper.” Now I’m forced to say, “We use the highest recycled content paper available.” For the first time we’re going to report in 2011 we used some paper that is not even considered “recycled” by California, which requires a 40% post-consumer waste content to qualify.
“I sincerely believe blogging can save America.” John Jay Hooker When John said that, he was not thinking of this blog. We want to share some stuff and have some fun. Western Web is starting a blog to pass on news about printing, publishing, Western Web and our customers. It isn’t just going to be