Solar Powered Printing Company

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In our industry, being conscious of the environment is very important to us. That’s why we are proud to be the best solar powered printing company in Santa Clara.

Our Solar Installation is now complete! The system was completed on November 26th, 2014. Another 685 solar panels were installed for an additional 110 kW. This investment demonstrates our commitment to saving the environment. We’re also a “Certified Green printing company“.

On a nice California summer day, the solar installation will produce over 800 kWh of clean, green, and economical energy! This will offset or meet nearly 85% of JP Graphics summer daily peak load.

JP Graphics Printer | Solar Panels

Cool Earth Solar developed and installed this top of the line solar system for JP Graphics. They are the best! 🙂

We’re proud to be your local print shop for the Santa Clara County, San Jose, and Greater Silicon Valley area for over 15 years. We work hard to ensure we exceed your expectations. We are dedicated to perfection, making your printing project easy, and ensure it’s completed on time and on budget.

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Pantone Color of the Year 2019 | Living Coral

We’re loving the 2019 color of the year as it reminds us of the tactile nature of coral, and it’s a great excuse to embrace this gorgeous hue by adding texture to your prints!

From flamingo feathers to coral reefs, JP Graphics can bring “Living Coral” to life, and grab your customer’s attention with a tactile spot UV Varnish! JP Graphics is proud to offer Spot UV Coating for your printed materials. We’ve recently installed the Duplo DuSense DDC-810. This impressive machine can Spot UV Varnish as thick as 80 microns.

Need more ideas to incorporate this gorgeous color in your print marketing? Give us a call!

JP Graphics Adds Spot UV Coating Capability

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Spot UV Coated business card

JP Graphics is proud to offer Spot UV Coating for your printed materials. We’ve recently installed the Duplo DuSense DDC-810. This impressive machine can Spot UV Varnish as thick as 80 microns. It’s not quite the size of a water droplet, but not far off… can you spot the difference on this business card?!?!

Spot UV Coated business card

Spot UV Coating raises the printed page up to a whole new level. It creates a digital emboss that heightens the senses. It engages whoever receives your printed collateral in a way that until recently, was out of the price range of most commercial printers. Our easy-to-use Duplo DuSense Sensory Coater makes it possible for JP Graphics to offer a cost effective digital embellishment service to our customers.

 

 

UV embellishment adds a dimension to your printed materials

that you can touch and feel.

 

JP Graphics Goes Green with Recycled Stock Paper

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Help Save the Planet with Print!

Silicon Valley Print Shop Goes Green with Recycled Stock Paper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA Woman-owned commercial printer, JP Graphics, has upped their commitment to environmentally friendly print practices by printing all new orders on recycled paper products.

As of July 1st, all print papers, coated stocks, and board stocks contain recycled paper. Specialty orders can be placed for non-recycled products; however, the JP Graphics standard is green.

“Our mission is to print products that customers love, while reducing our carbon footprint;” states Joan Escover, President of JP Graphics, “Our shop is powered by solar, and we’ve always offered recycled paper as an option. The move to all recycled paper as a default, is a logical next step in our commitment to sustainable, environmentally friendly products and services.”

In addition to all recycled papers, JP Graphics has implemented chemical free process-less plates, which require less water, less energy, and generate less waste.  They also use environmentally friendly low/no VOC (volatile organic compound) vegetable and soy inks, which improve indoor air quality and reduce harmful carcinogens.

Founded by Joan Escover in 1998, JP Graphics is an environmentally friendly commercial print shop located in the heart of Silicon Valley.  Their team holds a G7 Master Printer Certification and specializes in environmentally friendly print processes. 

 JP Graphics has the machines and technology to print everything in house; from posters and signage to folders and die-cut boxes.  Their clients range from Fortune 500 companies, to small businesses and individual consumers, and they have graphic designers, and a bindery department on staff to assist with print campaigns, packaging, and catalogs.

 Their 36,000 sq. ft. print shop and office building has been powered by solar since 2008, and they recycle all leftover paper, packaging, ink, cartridges, and pre-consumer waste to ensure every print project not only looks amazing but is environmentally friendly too!

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Find out more about JP Graphics Green Printing Services here.

If you would like more information about this topic contact Suzi Worley at 408-235-8821; email suzi@jp-graphics.com

It’s Red Nose Day at JP Graphics!

JP Graphics support Red Nose Day

At JP Graphics, we’re on a mission to end child poverty, and support programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated. We’re proud to contribute to the Red Nose Day movement.

What is Red Nose Day? Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc., a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity. Globally, Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion since its launch in 1988.

Red Nose Day brings people together to have fun, raise money and change the lives of kids who need our help the most.

Red Nose Day launched in the US in 2015, dedicated to ending child poverty, both in the US and in some of the poorest communities in the world. The money raised by Red Nose Day in the US has benefited programs for children and young people in all 50 states and in 34 countries internationally.

The money raised by Red Nose Day benefits children in some of the neediest communities in the US and some of the poorest communities in the world. Partner charities include Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity: water; Children’s Health Fund; Covenant House; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; UnidosUS; Save the Children and The Global Fund.

All of Red Nose Day’s grant money supports projects to keep children and young people safe, healthy, educated and empowered. You can find out more about the amazing programs we fund through Red Nose Day at

www.rednoseday.org/impact

We’re Proud to Print for the Warriors!

We’re Proud to Print for the Warriors!

When the Warriors need posters and cards printed for the big game, they choose JP Graphics. We’re proud to print for the Warriors!

“We really need the posters on Monday for the game, so if you can get your people working on the posters this weekend, that would be great! Let me know and I can work out the details for delivery to Oracle for Monday morning.” JP Graphics will work through the weekend to get your rush print order out the door and delivered. More about our delivery services.

Watch the video below to see posters rolling.

JP Graphics is a Proud Certified Green Business

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JP Graphic Green Printer Solar Panels

JP Graphics is a certified woman-owned business, and one of the first certified Green Businesses in Santa Clara, CA. Santa Clara city staff interviewed Joan Escover, President of JP Graphics.

City Staff: Why did you decide to pursue the Green Business Certification?

Escover: One, I am an avid recycler and I always have been. But really, I started out with the solar panels. I installed them because of the incentives. This program was a no brainer for me. Also, we do a lot of printing for the City of Milpitas, which requires 40% post-consumer recycled paper, so it was a logical thing to buy and start carrying it for everyone. All papers we use here at JP Graphics have minimum 10% recycled content, all the way up to 100%.

City Staff: Was it an easy process to go through?

Escover: Yes. I’ve been certified for about 6 or 7 years now. From what I remember, it went into everything from your faucets to your lightbulbs to what kind of car your employees are driving. So, I remember it feeling like a lot at first, but it was actually easy once I started checking things off.

City Staff: What piece of advice would you give to an organization that is considering becoming Green Certified?

Escover: First of all, I think anyone that owns the building that they’re in needs to install solar panels on the roof. If you’re not taking advantage of the available rebates, you’re really missing out on an opportunity. See the image above of the JP Graphics solar panels that provide the energy needs for our factory floor and offices in Santa Clara, CA.

City Staff: What aspect of the certification was the easiest for you?

Escover: Definitely the recycling of papers, but actually, the solar panels. During that economic downturn in ’08, I used every bit of knowledge I had just to stay in business. One of the things I did was put solar panels on this building, which was hard for my employees to understand give our financial situation, but in the end it helped us stay in business because of the rebates.

City Staff: How much of your energy needs do your solar panels provide you?

Escover: My bills were cut in half. On a summer’s day I would say we produce about 75% of our electricity needs with our solar panels. Since we don’t work weekends, it goes back to the grid, and then I get a check because I’m selling back that energy.

Looking for a Green Printing Company? You’ve come to the right place. Contact us to get a price quote on your project!

JP Graphics adds Horizon Creaser Folder to Expand Print Solutions

Horizon Creaser and Folder CRF 362

We’ve added a brand new print & finish solution to our shop floor. It’s the Horizon CRF-362 Auto Creaser and Folder.

It allows JP Graphics to expand our high quality print services for restaurant menus, laminated product sheets, bound books and more! No more cracking, even on heavy card stock. Here are the benefits of our new machine:

1.For Sharp Creasing and Folding – Suitable for Creasing covers, restaurant menus, greeting cards, and laminated sheets. The impact creaser avoids cracking on digitally-printed applications.

2. For High Quality Perfect Binding – High quality creasing helps to produce high quality perfect bound books. Spine, hinge and flap crease can be properly produced by selecting up or down creasing.

3. High Quality Folding – Two fold knives are equipped for high quality folding even on heavy stocks. Creasing the sheet avoids cracking even when folding digitally-printed applications. DOWNLOAD THE PRODUCT PDF.