About Steve Jackson

Steve 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.

Using Paper KILLS TREES!

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:

Using Paper KILLS TREES!2013-03-20T15:38:08+00:00

Agricultural waste can be turned into air pollution or paper

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

Agricultural waste can be turned into air pollution or paper2012-09-28T22:29:01+00:00

Clayoquot Sound

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

Clayoquot Sound2012-08-31T15:49:02+00:00

Another one bites the (saw) dust

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

Another one bites the (saw) dust2012-08-31T15:23:02+00:00

Di’s have it.

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

Di’s have it.2012-07-03T20:07:46+00:00

Dscoop: Partying Like it is 2099

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

Dscoop: Partying Like it is 20992013-06-28T19:44:29+00:00

Blame it on Yin

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.

Blame it on Yin2012-03-20T18:31:33+00:00

We Double Dog Swear

“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

We Double Dog Swear2012-04-06T17:40:28+00:00