At Design and Print Solutions, we are keen to support the University's growing focus on sustainability. The nature of our business means that we work with a large variety of paper and printed materials; because of this we have already made the following changes to reduce our environmental impact.
You can now order products for your events or promotions including biodegradable ballpens, recycled lanyards and sustainably sourced delegate A4 notepads all in one place from DP Online.
We've recently launched our new 'Eco Range' which includes bespoke, environmentally friendly and sustainably sourced pens, notebooks, lanyards and more. The range is available to order through DP Online for departmental orders. Or if you can't find the product you're looking for, get in touch for a quote!
We're pleased to announce that we are introducing a new sustainable product to our range! Our new display banners will be made from sustainably sourced, recyclable materials.
How does it work?
When you first purchase your new banner, you will also pay for a reusable base for your banner, which you keep. From then on, if you need new artwork, you can simply swap the old banner for a new one, saving you money and materials.
We will still be offering our traditional roller banners as an option for customers, alongside our new, more sustainable eco-friendly recyclable banners.
How do I order?
You can order your sustainable banners on DP Online here: https://dponline.york.ac.uk/
How do I recycle my graphics?
The graphics of our eco banner are made from polyester and therefore are recycleable. Return any unwanted graphics to our Print Shop at Market Square where we will dispose of them responsibly for you.
All paper used within both our Design and Print studios is FSC certified paper and is therefore sourced responsibly.
As of December 2019, we no longer offer plastic boxes for business card orders, instead we have introduced our new branded cardboard business card boxes. These will be delivered to any customer who orders business cards with us and will be completely recyclable.
It is very important to us that we re-use as many materials that we can; this includes our poster tubes and packaging.
If you order with us regularly and often throw away poster tubes or reusable packaging, please let us know and our friendly delivery drivers will be more than happy to pick them up instead! We will then re-use these materials for future orders.
Wherever possible, we use water based inks for our printed collateral. Water based ink is known for being more eco-friendly than other, traditional inks, because of its lack of harmful chemicals and solvents.
We are always developing our products and services in an effort to be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.