Modernistic Receives SGIA Sustainability Recognition Award for Ninth Consecutive Year

Posted on April 25th, 2018 by DeAnn Strenke

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) member MODERNISTIC was recently honored with their ninth SGIA Sustainability Recognition Award. MODERNISTIC continues to distinguish itself as a leader of sustainable business practices by being the only printer nation-wide to receive this distinction for nine consecutive years.

SGIA asked each company outline their individual 2017 sustainability project. MODERNISTIC’s chose to INCREASE USE OF FALCONBOARD MATERIAL (corrugated green) BY 25%. The project was very successful; 2017 saw an increase of over 340% using this material. This was achieved by recommending this green alternative over other traditional plastics to our customer base. This paper/corrugated material is much more recyclable-friendly throughout many retail locations. Additionally, the lighter weight of this material contributes to reduced shipping costs and fuel consumption, another important “green” consideration for our customer base.

MODERNISTIC first received certification from the Sustainable Green Printing (SGP) Partnership in 2009, and is currently one of a few screen and digital large format printers 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 nine 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 visit

MODERNISTIC: Celebrating 80 years of being family owned and operated since 1938, is centrally located in the US, providing brands and retailers with complete décor, display and graphics. Creative and project management teams are supported with the these unique capabilities all under one roof:

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

SGIA – Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community
“Specialty imaging” comprises digital imaging, screen printing and the many other imaging technologies SGIA members use, including those they’ll tap in the future. These are the imaging processes and technologies employed to create new products and to enhance existing products including point-of-purchase displays, signs, advertisements, garments, containers and vehicles.