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Green Printing | Eco-friendly Print | Ashley House Printing Company

Green printing from Ashley House

At Ashley House, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and are proud to be known as one of the most eco-friendly printing companies in the UK!

This animation shows just some of the things we are doing to help the environment.

Find out more about our eco credentials

The Woodland Trust

As a corporate partner in the Woodland Trust scheme, we've agreed to purchase at least 60 tonnes of carbon captured paper every year; one tonne of paper purchased by us equates to 1854m² of new woodland planted and half a tonne of CO2 captured.

In 2018, through our work with The Woodland Trust, we planted 1040.58 m² of new native woodland in the UK and removed 41,623 kg of Carbon Dioxide through their Carbon Capture Scheme.

View our latest certificate

Green Printing Practices

We're committed to environmentally friendly printing and are proud to be certified with ISO 14001 and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®).

We ensure that all of our paper is sourced from FSC®-certified mills and sustainable sources because we are passionate about the well-being of our environment, ecosystems and forests.

On our litho presses we use B2 and B3 chemistry-free plates. These plates have a longer lifespan than traditional, more toxic chemically processed plates. No chemistry and therefore no waste produced from processing printing plates, thus further reducing our environmental carbon footprint. Our litho inks are also certified vegan-friendly!

We use vegetable based inks and tightly control our stock and scheduling practices, ordering only the quantities of ink we need, and recycling any that go unused.

Wherever possible, we use sustainable materials for packaging orders including paper tape and corrugated card - both 100% recyclable. Although we don’t use much, we are using the first truly oxo-degradable pallet wrap. The wrap will oxo-degrade naturally within a 1– 2 year timeframe, helping to prevent long-term plastic pollution and reduce the effects of litter on our planet.

We recycle everything! Including waste paper, ink tins, used printing plates, wooden pallets and plastic wraps.

Find out more about recycling at Ashley House

Green energy

We buy our energy from a green energy supplier and use low energy lighting throughout the factory. By using sustainable power, there’s less harm to the environment when using all of our machines and our green energy supplier works hard to ensure green energy is an option for everyone.  


We only use delivery companies who comply with carbon emission standards.

Get in touch

If you're interested in sustainable print, give us a call on 01392 202320 or email We'd love to discuss your next print project!

Client Testimonials

Printers of choice

"We can’t recommend Ashley House too highly - they have been our printers of choice for many years now. We love the fact that they take a huge pride in the quality of their print."

Theatre Alibi

Great service

"We receive great service from the team at Ashley House. They offer advice and guidance on any project; they're professional, friendly and always competitively priced. "

Blue Chip Holidays

Passion for quality print

"The continued success of Ashley House is down to many things; passion for quality print, excellent customer service and advice, attention to detail, but over and above is their ability to work as a team to deliver for their clients. For these reasons they are a valued supplier."

University of Exeter

Delivering high quality print

"Jeff and the team at Ashley House always go out of their way to meet our challenging deadlines, delivering high quality print coupled with great service. It makes a big difference feeling assured your printing will be with you for when it’s needed. Many thanks!"

The Met Office

A trusted extension of our team

"I continue to be very impressed with Ashley House’s impeccable service and attention to detail. At Nu-Heat we are rather particular about our brand colours and demand consistently high colour matching standards across all of our print product. Ashley house are a trusted extension of our team here, I can not recommend them highly enough."


Can't recommend highly enough

"We have worked with Ashley House for many years, we always return to this printing house as their attention to detail is second to none."

Hoopers Department Stores

A printer you can rely on

"Helpful Holidays have worked with Ashley House for many, many years. They produce excellent quality print combined with great service at a competitive price. They’re a printer you can rely on and we continue to do so. They’re also a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended."

Helpful Holidays

A real passion for each job

"Ashley House have provided an excellent service .. Their attention to detail demonstrates a real passion for each job and has meant that they now feel like an extended part of our marketing team."

Bike Shed Theatre

Innovative and reliable

"Having moved our printing and design requirements to Ashley House about three years’ ago my only regret is that we did not do it sooner. Innovative and reliable with a fantastic customer service ethic."

Heavitree Brewery

10 out of 10

"We have been working with Ashley House for a while now and no matter what we throw at them, the result is nothing short of remarkable."

Monkey's Paw Consultancy