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Green Print Solutions

Superb print, naturally

Our clients tell us that it’s really important for them to work with an ethical, quality printer whilst minimising the impact on the environment.

That’s why they chose Blackmore, an award winning Carbon Balanced Printer*
and EcoVadis Silver medal** holder.


*we are in the top 1% of printers in the UK to have achieved this certification

** we are in the top 11% of all global companies assessed for our sustainability performance

Our Ethos

Everything we do is underpinned by our ethos to limit any impact on the environment and our greener print comes as standard on all print projects.  We aim to prevent pollution and to save natural resources by operating in the most environmentally efficient and friendly way.

How We Make Your Print Projects Greener

We think about everything, including

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Renewable Energy:
your Blackmore print projects are powered by 100% renewable sources including hydro, wind, solar, biomass and landfill gas (including Blackmore's own solar power panels)



Carbon balancing:
we are a certified Carbon Balanced Printer, in partnership with the World Land Trust, so we can carbon balance your print projects


all our standard stock comes from sustainably managed forests accredited by FSC



our sheetfed inks / coatings are vegetable based or biodegradable and are all recyclable


Free Sustainable Consultation:
we can advise you on greener print solutions to replace any less environmentally-friendly items (such as your plastic folders or packaging).  We can also suggest more sustainable ways to print all of your items




Proving your environmental commitment:
we can prove your commitment to minimising any impact on the environment by supplying a range of ‘green stamps’ that you can apply to your artwork.


Fully recyclable design stamp available from Blackmore Ltd Printers
Biodegradable and recyclable design stamp available from printers Blackmore Ltd
Carbon balanced design stamp available from printers Blackmore Ltd

How Our Investments Make Your Print Projects Greener

We have invested over £3million in 3 brand new state-of-the-art energy efficient print presses since 2020 (2 litho and 1 digital).  This results in SAVINGS of approximately:

360,000 litres of water per year
by running process-less plate technology on our litho presses

60% reduction in power
through the use of new print press technology

30% energy usage
from a new type of low-energy drying system (Blackmore is the first printer in the world to be using this system) that accelerates the drying of conventional inks and water based coatings


30% ink usage
due to less absorption of ink on uncoated papers with our digital press


Elimination of the use of plastic coating, from our trials for testing an innovative recyclable in-line water repellent surface coating (if used instead of matt lamination)

53 tonnes CO2e per year
by investing in a new air compressor


How We Manage Our Own Environmental Footprint

We have sent zero to landfill since 2012

100% of Blackmore's electricity is generated from a blend of renewable sources including hydro, wind, solar, biomass and landfill gas. Blackmore has invested in solar power panels, which equates to approximately a third of our electricity requirements.  The rest of the electricity requirement is topped up by our new renewable electricity contract with EDF. 100% of the electricity supplied, provided by EDF, is renewable and has a zero emissions factor for Scope 2 reporting. 


We are committed to achieving net-zero this decade


We recycle 100% of our waste by working closely with an ethical waste management company


We’re adding more electric cars to our fleet of company cars

The way we do things gets recognised. We were one of the first UK printers to be awarded with the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard. Plus Kodak also awarded us with the Green Leaf Award (2018 and 2019) in recognition of all the work we do to reduce our environmental impact.  We also achieved the EcoVadis Silver medal for our sustainability performance.

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We have also been announced as the winner in the Environmental Impact category within the Dorset Business Awards.

Do you want to make your print campaigns more environmentally friendly? 

We’d love to help.

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