JP Graphics Goes Green with Recycled Stock Paper

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Silicon Valley Print Shop Goes Green with Recycled Stock Paper

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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.

 

 

JP Graphics Sponsors Silicon Valley Admin Awards for 2018!

Silicon Valley Admin Awards

JP Graphics is a proud sponsor of the Silicon Valley Admin Awards for 2018!

 

Administrative Professionals in Silicon Valley Are Finally Getting The Recognition They Deserve.

Nominations Are Now Open! Click here.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LAST YEAR’S ( 2017) WINNERS!

Click here to view the nine 2017 San Francisco Bay Area Admin Awards winners including Lisette Cervano, HoneyBook, winner of the program’s most prestigious award, The Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence!

PLEASE NOMINATE!

Please nominate!  Spreading the word is important, but nominating Admins you know or have worked with is equally important. Remember Sponsors and Event Partners, it is completely appropriate for you to nominate Admins you have worked with and a wonderful way to show them how much you appreciate their work.

AWARDS TAKE PLACE APRIL 26, 2018| DURING ADMIN WEEK | 6-9 PM AT SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER 

Click Here to Visit The Silicon Valley Admin Award Website Shown Below.

JP Graphics Offers Metallics with New Xerox Press

New Xerox Color 1000i Press Helps JP Graphics Bring Metallic Gold and Silver to Silicon Valley

Leading Silicon Valley print provider JP Graphics has acquired a Xerox Color 1000i Press to help drive growth in digital printing of specialty products, packaging and greeting cards. The JP Graphics system includes the press’s optional fifth toner station for printing clear and gold and silver metallic toners to generate effects that can add value.

“The Color Press 1000i will enable JP Graphics to grow through quick-turn, high-quality digital prints on demand,” said Joan Escover, president, JP Graphics. “We added the clear dry ink along with gold and silver metallic inks to the system so we can offer the widest range of products and choices to our customers.”

JP Graphics also plans to engage Xerox for help in developing the new business offerings and in building a new digital storefront.

The new press was delivered with a Xerox® EX-P 1000i Print Server, Powered by EFI Fiery®, on Nov. 27, the Friday after Thanksgiving. “Xerox was incredible,” Escover said, describing the installation. “Xerox worked through the weekend to get it fully operational and generating new revenue to JP Graphics on Monday.”

The Color Xerox 1000i Press provides the industry’s first capability to print with metallic gold and silver dry inks, along with optimal quality, productivity and press availability to meet most every digital printing need. Print speeds are as fast as 100 ppm, print resolution is 2,400 x 2,400 dpi, and substrates range to 350 gsm, including a wide range of synthetics, polyesters and other specialty media.

JP Graphics, based in Santa Clara, Calif., provides a complete range of printing services for businesses in the Silicon Valley and beyond. Services include digital, offset and large format printing; in-house bindery; pre-press; and production of tradeshow and event materials. Founded in 1998, JP Graphics has more than 40 employees.

For more information please contact us.

JP Graphics Installs Digital Foil and Lamination Machine

JP Graphics in Santa Clara, CA recently installed the powerful new Protopic™ Auto-540 Dual digital foil and lamination machine.  It packs a formidable list of abilities, including single-sided laminating, single-sided SHR™ (Silver Halide Replacement), spot Sleeking, and metallic foil fusing.

Here are some exciting new capabilities for your printed materials:

  • foil stamp inline digitally and then laminate too
  • foil stamp folders and then ZUND die-cut out to any shape.
  • foil stamp all save the dates – wedding invites and such…  even magnets

Contact Us Now for a tour of our Santa Clara, CA commercial printing facility.

Download a PDF with complete specifications of the Protopic™ Auto-540 Dual machine.