Better products and better practices for a more sustainable industry,
improved ROI and a better world. Green really works.

Agfa is committed to reducing the industry’s environmental impact, systematically improving the cost, quality and environmental performance of our products and operations. Our solutions are designed to maximize renewable resources, eliminate toxic chemicals, reduce waste, lower ink and water consumption and save energy.

Recognizing customers for environmentally-safer practices

As part of our corporate strategy, we support customers who demonstrate environmental responsibility. GreenWorksSM, an Agfa initiative, accredits customers in the graphic communications industry in North America, who achieve greener outcomes through technology, products, services and practices.

Many benefits of GreenWorks accreditation

All GreenWorks-accredited customers are featured on Agfa’s website and promoted to buyers/designers interested in environmental responsibility.

GreenWorks-accredited customers are recognized with a plaque and become a prestigious member of the GreenWorks community.

Every GreenWorks customer receives a marketing toolkit to help promote their environmental stewardship. It includes the GreenWorks logo, GreenWorks Certified digital badge and suggested ways to promote their business. In addition, accredited GreenWorks companies receive content for their website & RFPs, a press release template, digital ad templates, infographics that can be used in email and social media communications, search engine optimization keyword support and professional guidance to help market their environmentally-safer practices.

GreenWorks accredited companies may also be featured in Agfa public relations, testimonial campaigns, and on the Agfa website, providing further exposure if desired. Buyers today are increasingly committed to environmental safety. All things being equal, the environment can play a strong role in tipping the scales in your favor.

A track record in developing environmental solutions

Agfa critically examines environmental and safety issues through each stage of a product’s life cycle to provide best manufacturing practices and solutions that meet our customers’ business needs as well as reduce waste and resource consumption. Some of these include:

  • Plate systems that reduce waste, chemistry and energy use
  • Chemistry with reduced Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) or gases emitted from some solids or liquids that contribute to ground-level air pollution
  • Workflows that reduce waste (paper, ink, etc.) throughout the production chain
  • Inkjet solutions that minimize the amount of ink, paper and energy

How to qualify

To be accredited, customers must meet the following criteria demonstrating their environmental commitment, including:

  • Using Agfa’s environmentally-safer chemistry-free, process-free or no bake digital offset plates, such as Adamas, Avatar T-ZP, Azura TS, Azura TU, Eclipse, Energy Elite Pro/Eco, N95-VCF, all of which have significant environmental benefits compared to conventional digital plates.
  • Using Agfa’s ink-saving solutions including PressTune, InkTune and SPIR@L screening technology, key elements of Agfa’s ECO3 program focusing on ecology, economy and extra convenience. These products can reduce ink consumption up to 30% while maintaining or even increasing print quality.
  • Actively recycling, participating in community waste reduction, conservation programs or using recycled materials or alternative energy sources in their plants.
  • Spreading the word; companies must promote and communicate the benefits of practicing environmental safety.
  • Using products that maximize renewable resources, minimize environmental impact from toxic chemicals, or reduce waste, lower ink, water or energy consumption.
  • Participating in other environmental programs such as SFI and FSC.

To apply for GreenWorks accreditation

To be accredited, customers must meet all criteria demonstrating their environmental commitment. To be considered for GreenWorks accreditation, please complete this PDF form and email it to the GreenWorks program manager, Dave Carey.

There is no limit to the number of company locations that can receive GreenWorks accreditation.

Accredited GreenWorks members

BFC

BFC Forms Services

Batavia, IL - USA

Rose Printing

Orillia, ON - Canada

Hopkins Printing

Columbus, OH - USA

Progressive Graphics

Virginia Beach, VA - USA

Imprimerie Plantagenet

Plantagenet, ON - Canada

The MASA Corporation

Norfolk, VA - USA

Goetz Printing Co.

Springfield, VA - USA

Commercial Printing Company

Raleigh, NC - USA

Accurate Box

Paterson, NJ - USA

Welu Printing Company

Debuque, IA - Canada

C & S Press Inc.

Orlando, FL - USA

Goldrich Printpak, Inc.

Toronto, ON - Canada

Burke Group

Edmonton, AB - Canada

Chinese Computer Typesetting

Toronto, ON - Canada

Forceent

Force Enterprises

Tinley Park, IL - USA

Raff Printing

Pittsburg, PA - USA

Astley Gilbert

Toronto, ON - Canada

Transcontinental

Transcontinental Ross-Ellis

LaSalle, QC - Canada

Annex Printing

Annex Publishing and Printing Inc.

Simcoe, ON - Canada

Citizen

Citizen Printing

Fort Collins, CO - USA

Imprimerie Martineau

Windsor, QC - Canada

Imprimerie de la rive sud

Imprimerie De La Rive Sud Ltee

Nicolet, QC - Canada

Postcardmania

Postcard Mania

Clearwater, FL - USA

LMI Packaging

Litho Mille Iles

Terrebonne, QC - Canada

Garrison Printing

Garrison Printing Company

Pennauken, NJ - USA

Maska

Imprimerie Maska

Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Canada

Arkay Packaging

Roanoke, VA - USA

Faulstich Printing Company

Danville, Il - USA

Digital

Digital Marketing and Print Solutions

Carrollton, TX - USA

Rainbow printing

Rainbow Printing

Sussex, NB - Canada

Dumaine

Imprimerie Dumaine

Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Canada

EMprint

Emprint

Baton Rouge, LA - USA

Royal

Royal Business Forms

Brooklyn Park, MN - USA

PJ Printing

PJ Printers

Anaheim, CA - USA

PUB Cite

Imprimerie Pub Cité

Brossard, QC - Canada

RJ Multi Litho

RJ Multi Litho Inc

Oakville, ON - Canada

Uptown Direct

Uptown Press, Inc.

Baltimore, MD - USA

Horseshoe Printing

Horseshoe Press

Burnaby, BC - Canada

Reflet

Imprimerie Reflet

Montreal, QC - Canada

Master Print

Master Print Inc

Newington, VA - USA

Dalmac

Dalmac

Charlottetown, PE - Canada

Atlantic Digital

Atlantic Digital Reproductions

Dartmouth, NS - Canada

Master

Master Packaging Inc

Borden-Carleton, PE - Canada

Vision Web Press

Lilburn, GA - USA

Litho Quebec

Litho Quebec

Pointe Claire, QC - Canada

Leechgroup

Imprimerie Maska

Brandon, MB - Canada

Allegra

Allegra Marketing Print Mail

Norfolk, VA - USA

DCP

District Creative Printing

Upper Marlboro, MD - USA

Best

Best Color Press

Vancouver, BC - Canada

Evergo

Evergo Packaging

Uaugan, ON - Canada

OneTouchPoint

Cincinnati, OH - USA

Opale

Opale Impressions

Longueuil, QC - Canada

Design Printing

Design Printing

Los Angeles, CA - USA

Pinnacle

Pinnacle Litho

Stoney Creek, ON - Canada

Cielo Printing

Cielo Printing

Ottawa, ON - Canada