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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Ovid Bell Press gets greener with PrintReleaf

Ovid Bell Press - a major producer of publications for the short- to mid-run market--is the latest printer to offer customers the PrintReleaf certified reforestation service.  PrintReleaf permits Ovid Bell Press customers to optionally plant trees equivalent to the paper used in their printing--thus decreasing the carbon footprint of their purchase.  Products printed with PrintReleaf Certification bear the PrintReleaf logo, which enables publishers and their readers to see details about the number and location of trees planted on their behalf. 

Announcing the PrintReleaf offering, David O'Donley, Ovid Bell Press vice president of sales and marketing, said: "Ovid Bell Press has long sought to protect the environment in our day-to-day operations.  Now, by adopting PrintReleaf Certification, we offer our publishing customers the opportunity to help replant forests that have been decimated around the world.  Through the PrintReleaf software, customers may choose from seven deserving forests in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Ireland, India, and Madagascar."

Ovid Bell Press--a subsidiary of the Walsworth Publishing Company based in Fulton, Missouri--has served the mid-range publications market since 1924.  Today the company operates heatset web presses with in-line UV coating and offline gloss or soft touch film lamination in a 100,000 square-foot plant in the center of the United States.  Ovid Bell Press is G7 certified and produces digital versions of the magazines they publish.  

PrintReleaf creates a global sustainability standard by certifiably guaranteeing to releaf the paper consumption of PrintReleaf customers.  PrintReleaf is the only technology platform that measures customers' paper usage and certifiably reforests that usage on an equivalent basis.  The patented PrintReleaf technology not only tracks paper consumption, but also monitors PrintReleaf reforestation partners to ensure fulfillment.  Market-leading companies with a passion for the environment and a progressive concern for advancing environmental stewardship, together with their customers, rely on PrintReleaf to provide a nexus of partnerships involving forestry, technology, and business.