Blog : Meet a Green Alliance Business: RAM Printing

By John | Jun 1, 2015 | in

What: As New Hampshire's first printing company to receive Forest Stewardship Council certification, RAM Printing in East Hampstead was an early adopter of sustainable printing operations. Through the FSC certification process, RAM Printing completed the nonprofit's "chain of custody," which indicates that from pulp, to paper mill, to distributor, to printer; each process was evaluated and certified by the FSC for sustainability.

Additionally, RAM only selects paper approved by the Rainforest Alliance, a non-government, nonprofit, organization that protects rainforest ecosystems through sustainable agriculture, forestry, business practices and consumer behavior. And RAM uses local paper suppliers like Mohawk and Monadnock Papers. For its production purposes, RAM operates with highly efficient printing presses to reduce waste and cut back on printing time; taking only 12 minutes to set up, RAM's latest printer has the ability to print 15,000 copies per hour. The company prints with water-based, recyclable printing plates, as well as soy and vegetable-based inks instead of common, oil-based inks. The final products' quality is comparable to that of traditional printing companies.

RAM is transparent about its environmental efforts, actively educating clients and the public on its sustainable printing practices, fully documenting its green initiatives and offering full tours of the company. And RAM is an avid supporter of local organizations such as City Year, N.H. Philharmonic, Children's Museum of New Hampshire and more.

Where: 5 Commerce Park, East Hampstead.

Web: www.theramcompanies.com

Call: (603) 382-7045

What makes it green:

  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
  • Certified with the Rainforest Alliance.
  • Uses paper that meets the criteria set forth by the Rainforest Alliance's "SmartWood" Program.
  • Uses soy and vegetable-based inks for printing.
  • Highly efficient in-house printing presses and systems that generate less waste and reduce printing time.
  • Thorough education campaign on printing sustainably featured on company website and promotional materials.

All Green Alliance businesses are green certified. Read RAM's full certification documents and learn more about its sustainability initiatives and those of more than 100 other local green businesses at www.greenalliance.biz.

Green Alliance members recieve a 5% dicount off all printing from RAM. Not a member? Join the GA for $25 and attend our Isles of Shoals crusie for free!