PEFC: Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.
FSC: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation that provides standard setting, trademark assurance and certification services for companies interested in responsible forestry.
Using FSC and PEFC approved stock means that it is from forests that are managed to meet social, economical and ecological needs of present and future generations.
With FSC / PEFC approved paper you can be confidence that you are not contributing to the destruction of the world’s forests.
ISO9001: We operate to ISO9001 and our own QUIDS system. We don’t have a dedicated Quality Controller as we’re all proud of the work we produce and understand that we are all responsible for quality.
We’ve developed our own QUIDS system (Quality Indicators, Discoveries and Spots). Through this, we are all encouraged to be open and raise all items, no matter how small; where we could have improved, where we did well and where we had a near miss. These are reported back and we look at ways of improving for next time.
ISO 9001:2000: The ISO 9001:2000 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization
needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable regulatory requirements, and
aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable regulatory requirements.
We have ISO14001, FSC and PEFC certifications, in fact all our house stocks are FSC certified and we use vegetable based inks.
ISO14001: The ISO 1400 Environmental Management Standard series is a set of intentional standards that focus on environmental management. This series focuses, not on the actual product, but how the product is produced
ISO12647-2: Our presses run to ISO12647-2 colour management standards via our image control software. Sheets are scanned for colour accuracy before running and then at fixed intervals throughout the run. Colour accuracy reports can be produced at the end of the run to demonstrate colour consistency.
Our finishing kit is the most modern and efficient around giving consistent and accurate finishing time after time.