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The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies NPES joins Two Sides

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The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies NPES joins Two Sides

February 04, 2013 - 16:05
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CHICAGO, IL, Feb. 4, 2013 (Press Release) -Two Sides today announced that NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies has become a member, joining with other organizations across the graphic communications value chain to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper.

"NPES is pleased to join Two Sides in its efforts to promote the responsible production and use of print and paper and to dispel the many myths about the environmental impacts of the medium," says NPES President Ralph Nappi. "There's a growing need within the graphic communications industry to address unsubstantiated claims about the environmental impacts of print and paper. Through our partnership with Two Sides, NPES's more than 400 member companies can now speak with one voice to counter the ‘go paperless, save trees' mantra and defend the millions of U.S. jobs that depend on responsibly produced paper."

"It's clear that print and paper will continue to be an important part of American life, so it's vital that we continue to educate people about the renewable nature, recyclability and other sustainability benefits of ink on paper," says Two Sides President Phil Riebel . "We're excited that NPES and its member companies are supporting our efforts to do so, and we couldn't be more pleased to have NPES President Ralph Nappi sitting on the Two Sides U.S. Board of Directors."

About NPES

NPES is a U.S. trade association representing more than 400 companies that manufacture and distribute equipment, software and supplies used across the workflow of printing, publishing and converting process. Virtually all industry products and processes are represented by NPES member companies, which range in size from under $1 million in annual sales revenue to more than $1 billion. NPES is a co-sponsor of the global PRINT exhibition, and GRAPH EXPO-the largest and most comprehensive prepress, printing, converting and package printing, binding and finishing, mailing and fulfillment, and digital, hybrid and offset equipment trade show and conference in the Americas. For complete information about the Association, its programs, and its member companies visit: www.npes.org or phone: 703/264-7200.

About Two Sides

Two Sides is an independent, non-profit organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper. Started in Europe in 2008, Two Sides is now active in more than 12 countries. The organization has more than 1,000 members that span the entire print and paper supply chain, including pulp and paper producers, paper distributors, ink and chemical manufacturers, printers, equipment manufacturers and publishers.