* Only print what's necessary.
* Make the point size smaller in your documents to reduce thenumber of printouts.
* Send people PDFs instead of printouts.
* Eliminate fax cover sheets by using self-adhesive fax notes.
* Order supplies by phone, email or online.
* Don'toverprint: find out how many people need to receive what you are sending out.
* Before designing a project, get estimates from printers first. Often times, during the negotiations for cost reduction,printers will suggest a different trim size.
* Spec the paper weight that is suffecient to perform the job. This saves you on postage too.
* Ask your designer to spec recycled paper oreven tree-free paper (lots of beautiful options, i.e. cotton, kenaf, bamboo, bagasse, etc.).
* Use the other side of printed sheets when documents are not in the final stages, like proofingtext or emails for example. (Have a stack ready to load your printer.)
* Cut scraps of paper and use them as notes.
* Save cardboard boxes for a future shipping.
* Avoid paper productsas much as possible: use cloth towels instead of paper towel, use a ceramic mug instead of paper cup.
* Reuse file folders.
* Donate your old books, trade and consumer magazines to yourlocal library.
* Recycling is simple: just have separate trash cans set up for paper, bottles, and trash. On the day of trash collection, it's a lot easier to bring them out.
*Recycling pickup is free, therefore the more you sort out from trash, the more you can save in refusal pickup fees.
* Buy recycled too. It helps to solidify the market for post-consumer products inthe marketplace.
* Look for new and unique opportunities to reduce, reuse or recycle paper products.
* Display the recycled symbol and PCW content on your printed materials.