NGS Green Initiative

NGS Printing is an environmentally friendly printing company that realized 20+ years ago the importance of altering its practices to reduce it’s energy demands, environmental impact, and save money in the long term.

NGS Printing has an unrelenting goal of minimizing our carbon footprint and consumption of natural resources.  We try to lead by example to show the printing industry that both profitability and sustainability can be achieved together.

green initiative

Consumables
NGS offers a range of environmentally friendly paper substrates such as paper cardstock or cardboard.  NGS also prints directly onto recyclable plastics ranging from polystyrene (PS) #6, polypropylene (PP) #5, polyethylene (LDPE) #4, polycarbonate or acrylic #7.  If you desire environmentally friendly alternatives, there are a range of further options available upon request, that may offer the substrate traits you are looking for with increased sustainability.

Recycling
NGS’s comprehensive recycling efforts has saved hundreds of thousands of pounds of plastic Styrene, Expanded PVC, PETG, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene and other plastic types from reaching the landfills.

NGS has also saved the landfills from hundreds of thousands of pounds of cardboard, cardstock, and other paper types.

Solar Panel Array
In 2014, NGS Printing installed one of the largest privately owned photovoltaic solar arrays in Illinois.  Each year the 189 kW array installed on the roof of our building will generate about 221,000 kW which correlates to saving 225 tons of CO2, 900 lbs of Nitric Oxide, and 2,200 lbs of acid-rain forming Sulfites put into the atmosphere.

Each year, we evaluate how much energy consumed was offset by our solar panels.  We expect our percentage to increase as we continue to implement new environmentally sustainable processes.

2015 = 25% power from our solar array
2016 = 27% power from our solar array
2017 = 29%  power from our solar array

Heat Savings
NGS recycles the heat produced from its equipment to help offset building heating costs in the winter months, and channels the heat outside during the summer months.

VOC reduction
NGS Printing uses Ultra-Violet (UV) inks throughout its production facility and has long distanced itself from solvent based ink systems which emit large quantities of VOCs into the atmosphere.

Motion Sensing
NGS has motion sensing LED lights throughout our company which ensures our lighting is only on when needed.  We also utilize motion sensing dock doors to help reduce the demand for heat and cooling.