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SGP postpress certification criteria open to public comment

May 11, 2010 12:00 AM


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The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (Loveland, OH) announces the opening of a public comment period for the Binding, Finishing and Loose Leaf (BFLL) Certification Criteria document. This document will provide a mechanism to integrate SGP’s new BFLL and its existing Printer criteria into a single certification document for operations in the United States and Canada.

The comment period will close on June19, 2010. To obtain a copy of the draft criteria document, or to provide comments on the draft
criteria, visit the SGP Partnership website at www.sgppartnership.org.

“Certification criteria for BFLL is a clearly expressed need in the graphic communication industry, and it will allow more companies in our industry to become certified,” notes Gary Jones, vice chair of the Technical Advisory Committee for SGP. “The Technical Advisory Committee included members of the Binding Industries Association and Foil and Specialty Effects Association; their expertise was instrumental in getting the criteria completed.”

This will allow printers with in-house BFLL operations to be certified without the expense of a second audit. Likewise, BFLL businesses that perform printing may receive certification for both operations with a single audit. SGP will provide a logo to all organizations that are certified under the criteria.