Green Policy

Zygote is dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy print-shop facility for our staff, users, and visitors. Our shop went completely green in 2015.

Our Green Policy:

• The use of oil, vinegar, and Soysolve as cleaners replacing toxic cleaners

• The use of water-based relief and screen printing inks

• The reuse and remixing of inks

• A paper recycle box for continuous use with scratch/proofing cover sheets

• Recycling bins for plastic and aluminum throughout the shop

• The use of a biweekly rag service (to reduce the use of paper towels)

• A health-and-safety campaign with pronounced signage in the shop

• A continued interest in researching new approaches and developments that can be brought back to our shop

• Programming nontoxic classes (with saline-sulfate etch, for example) and hiring artists to teach eco-friendly approaches to printmaking

Green Resources:

Click on the images below to learn more.

Silkscreen Brochure Etchants Card Presswork Brochure








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