Modernistic Receives SGIA Sustainability Recognition Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by DeAnn Strenke

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Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) member company MODERNISTIC was recently honored with their sixth consecutive SGIA Sustainability Recognition Award. MODERNISTIC continues to distinguish itself as a leader of sustainable business practices by being the only printer in the world to receive this distinction for six consecutive years. SGIA 2015 award

Each company was asked to outline the 2014 sustainability project they had undertaken. Modernistic reduced their lacquer usage by 26%. Measures were implemented to further reduce that number going forward, such as: creating and implementing strict procedures when handling lacquer, training associates on proper amounts for lacquer used for cleaning screens in the press room, and implementing new chemicals with even lower VOC content.

This reduces Modernistic’s environmental footprint because using less lacquer reduces our employee exposure to VOC’s and reduces the amount of VOC’s that are emitted from their facility.

MODERNISTIC first received certification from the Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership in 2009, and is currently only one of a few screen and digital large format printers in the nation with this distinction. The SGP is the first and only national certification for printers that have implemented environmentally sustainable business practices. Visit our Modernistic sustainability page for more information.

“MODERNISTIC takes great pride as the only printer to receive this award six years in a row.” said Scott Schulte, Co-CEO of MODERNISTIC. “Recognition by SGIA for our efforts helps validate our sustainability activities to both our customer base and our employees.”

For additional information on MODERNISTIC’s leading edge environmental initiatives, please contact DeAnn Strenke, Marketing Manager, at 651-229-3748. Or via email at

About MODERNISTIC: Celebrating more than 75 years of being family owned and operated since 1938, MODERNISTIC, centrally located in the US, provides retailers with complete point-of-purchase solutions and fleet graphics. Creative and project management teams are supported with the following capabilities all under one roof:

It’s rare that a company has all of these capabilities in-house, coupled with mounting, kitting, and assembly. MODERNISTIC offers them all in one integrated facility that’s G7 and SGP (Sustainable Green Printing) certified!

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