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Greenability wins Award of Excellence

Greenability magazine and its printer, Modern Litho, won the Best of Category Award of Excellence in the Printing Industries of America Graphic Excellence Awards Competition.

The designation is the highest award in the four-color magazine category for sheet-fed printing. Awards were presented in April at the American Royal.

“Since I began printing Greenability in 2007, my hope has been that the magazine could lead the way in showing how a sustainably produced publication could look just as high quality as one printed on virgin paper,” said Julie Koppen, founder and publisher.

Greenability is printed on 100-percent, post-consumer fiber text and 60-percent post-consumer fiber cover paper that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. The paper is Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF), and the ink is soy-based. All electricity used in the printing process is offset by renewable energy credits. Compared to virgin paper, Greenability saves 20 trees, 18,521 gallons of water, 28.9 million BTUs of energy, 2,278 pounds of solid waste and 5,978 pounds of greenhouse gases with each issue.

Help Greenability and get FREE coffee. Greenability also has the chance to win the “People’s Choice” award and you are the judge. Joins us 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 30 at Posty Cards, 1600 Olive St., Kansas City, MO for a complimentary barista, refreshments and vote for us. The PIA People’s Choice Event will be held where Greenability works – at Posty Cards, the only LEED Platinum print facility in the nation.

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