Learn about paper and environmental sustainability from recycled fiber to responsibly managed pulps and renewable energy.
- Have you ever wondered what kind of impact…your paper spec has on the environment?…If you have, I'd like to help you…have a clearer understanding…of how to reduce your impact on the environment…by choosing paper made with responsibly sourced fiber.…To get there, I want to take a look at paper making…and it's general environmental impact.…While doing this, I want to help you build fluency…with terms and definitions that should help you…source papers with the best environmental pedigree.…First, let's take a look at the paper making process,…the input materials, and the specific categories of papers…that are made to the highest environmental standards.…
Making paper is a resource intensive process.…Most pulps are made from natural fibers…harvested from trees.…And the process to get them to a usable state…requires huge amounts of water, energy, and chemicals.…In fact, pulp and paper manufacturers…are one of the largest users of water worldwide.…That said, the pulp and paper industry…has made huge strides in the last 50 years…
Chris Harrold of Mohawk Paper teaches the basics of paper, including physical attributes like color and finish, and shows how to select the right paper for a project and ensure the best results on press. Altogether, this course helps you take full advantage of one of the most important elements of any print project, and choose paper to support any type of design, from luxury packaging to short-run press projects.
- Examining paper finish, texture, color, and weight
- Using coated vs. uncoated paper
- Papers for packaging
- Finding paper samples
- Working with printers