Nussmeier Engraving & Printing has had a multi-generational commitment towards conservation. The founders of our company, Harry and Oscar Nussmeier, demonstrated the importance of conservation way before it would become a top priority in not only our country’s, but the world’s agenda. They both understood the importance of protecting our natural resources. So much so, that beginning in 1948 and spanning for a period of two decades, they purchased over one thousand acres of land, many of which had been stripper pit property. Through reforestation, Harry and Oscar managed to restore the former natural beauty to this land that had previously been laid to waste. It is with this legacy that the third generation of Nussmeiers strive to keep this heritage of conservation alive by reducing our environmental footprint. It is a duty we owe our company founders and future generations that will come. In order to be good stewards of our environment, Nussmeier Engraving & Printing has the following responsible practices and procedures.

  • Recycle scrap paper
  • Recycle skids that are received during shipment 
  • Painted the manufacturing facility’s ceiling white to cut down on energy usage 
  • Insulated the block walls in the plant and warehouse to increase energy efficiency
  • Use 100% cotton paper for our company’s stationery use, cotton is a ‘rapid renewable’ source for paper
  • Launder and reuse cloths that are used for cleaning up during the manufacturing process, eliminates the need for paper
  • Use citrus based cleaners instead of toxic solvents
  • Recycle all copper used for engraving and foil plates
  • Reuse or recycle corrugated cartons
  • Use Lithography inks that contain Soy and Vegetable Oils
  • Upgrade to LED lighting throughout the company which reduces energy consumption
  • Use water-based inks which emit no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) for the Engraving process, water-based inks are ideal for recycling and require no use of harsh solvents to clean the presses
  • Produce Lithography plates by a direct plate method which eliminates printing film waste and reduces developing chemicals and energy consumption