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Printer goes ‘green’ on plate-making

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Evanston’s Allegra Print and Imaging recently took another step toward making the printing process more “green.”


Evanston’s Allegra Print and Imaging recently took another step toward making the printing process more “green.”

Allegra co-owner Frank Muns says, “We have used recyclable aluminum plates for many years but the new process eliminates the chemicals used with the plates and the need to incinerate those chemicals. And even better, the use of these new Fuji plates,does not have any negative effects on the printing process.”

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Allegra employee Roni Carlos inserts a recyclable plate into the printing press.

“The new process is the most environmentally responsible product currently on the market,” said co-owner Kyle Kurz, “and is in addition to our on-going paper recycling program which we instituted several years ago.”

Allegra Print & Imaging is Evanston’s largest full service printer and sponsor of the Annual Footprint Awards which assists local organizations in expanding their print needs. The company has made over $20,000 in grants to non-profit groups since 2007.

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