Sustainability at Hound & Bone
We care about sustainability, and we do our utmost to minimise our business’s ecological footprint.
Short-run printing is much more efficient than offset or large-run. We purposely have no minimums, so you only print what you need.
We’re a paperless office – yes, we get the irony – so we hope you’ll consider a PDF when requesting a hardcopy invoice. Our colour-calibrated monitors are extremely accurate, greatly minimising the need to proof-check.
Our pigment ink is responsibly recycled and our custom packaging materials are made from post-consumer waste. Tubes and print boxes are perfectly reusable and we also use biodegradable protective packaging.
Waste Not, Want Not
All print off-cuts are either trimmed down to size for use in test printing or in our paper sample packs. We’re exceptionally thrifty when it comes to our paper use, and it means our recycling bin is basically empty at the end of every week.
The papers we carry are some of the eco-friendliest inkjet papers out there. Unfortunately, 100% recycled content archival inkjet papers are no longer in production, but Hahnemühle Bamboo is an excellent sustainable choice. Bamboo has a lighter footprint than cotton or wood-pulp papers, requiring far less land and water to harvest. This is about as sustainable as inkjet-compatible fine art paper comes. Read more in our Paper Guide.