Printing Green: The Big Picture and The Quick Take

Marilyn Jones, Founder, Consolidated Printing

In 1973 Marilyn Jones founded Consolidated Printing.  Named Illinois’ first “Great Printer” by the Environmental Protection Agency, Consolidating Printing maybe be the only printer on the planet to offer 100% toxin-free printing.


The Quick Take:

Best Advice: Nothing is impossible.  Don’t allow anyone to tell you it can’t be done; just start building your business.

Greatest Failure: While her company’s focus was on inventing a toxin-free print process, it didn’t allow time to focus on expansion.  While Marilyn thinks it is important to have made the printing industry a safer and more environmentally-conscience, she is now in growth mode.

Greatest Success: Staying in business for 39 years is Marilyn’s greatest success.

What Makes You Crazy?  Marilyn is amazed that totally green companies don’t address how toxic their printing process can be.  Green companies should ask their printers to print toxin free or change their printer.  Being “green enough” is a hypocrticial statement that drives Marilyn nuts.

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