Combining Passions Proved the Right Recipe for Difference Maker Jordan Darragh
The timeless cliché follows that if you do something you love for a career, you’ll never work a day in your life. When Jordan Darragh found that not to be the case when it came to making a living in the printing industry, he walked away from it.
PrintReleaf announced that its reforestation rate, reflecting the broad acceptance of its service among print service providers, nearly tripled in the last twelve months, to nearly a quarter-million copier pages per month in June 2017. Since the service was introduced in 2014, PrintReleaf has planted more than 465,000 standard trees—the equivalent of some 3.9 billion standard copier sheets.
Later this year PrintReleaf is introducing new software at Print 2017, a major exhibition in the USA, to help brands and print buyers to perform their own calculations. Printers can use this software to measure customers’ environmental performance and how well or otherwise they meet specific goals. This idea seems to be much more credible than carbon offsetting schemes, in that there is a direct link between printing companies and tree planting. And if PrintReleaf and SGS can build a viable revenue stream on the back of it, so much the better because environmental protection and commerce are inextricably entwined.
CCP Solutions, a Farmingdale-based copier company, plants 10K trees.
CCP Solutions is on a quest to help the planet. Two years ago, the company began working with a technology platform, PrintReleaf, aiming to counteract the negative impact of paper usage on the environment through reforestation. CCP recently announced that it had planted its 10,000th tree.
PrintReleaf Brings Verified Reforestation to Commercial Printing and Packaging
At PRINT 17, the quadrennial commercial printing and packaging exposition in Chicago--PrintReleaf will introduce a product that enables commercial and package printers to offer their customers verified reforestation to offset the paper used in their projects.
5 Colorado startups shaping the future of green technology
Coloradans are especially mindful of the impact their businesses, homes and lives have on the environment. As an established and innovative home for technology, we’d be amiss if we didn’t direct some of that energy toward preserving the planet and building a more sustainable future. Fortunately, a number of local startups are using technology to reduce waste, offset consumption and keep Colorado green. Here’s how they do it.
PrintReleaf founder Jordan Darragh has been named a Difference Maker in the Document Imaging Industry by ENX Magazine. Darragh was honored for his vision in establishing PrintReleaf, a solution for print service providers and commercial printers that enables end users to specify that the paper used in their projects is offset by equivalent reforestation.
Sustainability and New Technology Platform Highlights of Toshiba's LEAD 2017
Bill Melo, chief marketing executive at TABS and TGCS, spoke about Toshiba’s successful relationship with PrintReleaf, developer of PrintReleaf Exchange. The cloud-based solution hooks in with popular fleet monitoring platforms and tracks paper consumption across a customer’s fleet in real time to determine their paper footprint. Each month, the customer’s footprint is replanted through the reforestation project of their choosing. Since agreeing to distribute PrintReleaf last May, Melo told the audience that the company has planted 57,000 trees.
PrintReleaf Certifies First Reforestation Project in the United States
PrintReleaf’s Certified Global Reforestation Partner, Trees, Water & People [TWP], has activated the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as PrintReleaf’s first US-based reforestation project. Located in South Dakota, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (Wazí Aháŋhaŋ Oyáŋke in Lakota) is an Oglala Lakota Native American Reservation encompassing 3,468.85 square miles and is the eighth-largest reservation in the United States, larger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined.
University of Colorado’s Masters of the Environment Program Partners with PrintReleaf
PrintReleaf has partnered with the University of Colorado’s Masters of the Environment Program to facilitate Capstone Projects for its Masters students interested in working in the private sector to contribute to solutions to current global environmental problems.
More than 2500 end customers have “releafed” 1.5 billion pages which is 180,000 trees within PrintReleaf’s certified global forestry system. This is a milestone for the company. PrintReleaf have “conducted a vertical market review that includes end user segmentation and case studies”, with the goal of the study to “further understand which types of organisations have already connected to PrintReleaf”, which created a “road map” for partners to “target prospective customers” that respond positively to the company.
Butler Street Chief Marketing Officer Jefferson Allen Joins PrintReleaf Advisory Board
Butler Street, a leading consulting, training and research firm focused on client and talent development, announced that its Chief Marketing Officer, Jefferson Allen, has joined the advisory board of PrintReleaf – an organization that empowers businesses to certifiably reduce the environmental impact of using paper products by automatically planting trees across a global network of reforestation projects. Allen was appointed to the board in order to bring marketing and public relations guidance and perspective to the company.
D’Youville signs on to ‘releaf’ reforestation effort
Beginning this fall, each time students, faculty and staff at D’Youville College use a collective 8,333 sheets of paper from printers and copy machines on campus, a new tree will be planted in an area of the world that needs to be reforested. The college of about 3,000 students, working with Toshiba Business Solutions’ Buffalo office, has signed on to a software platform called PrintReleaf Exchange that will monitor paper use on campus.
Mary Free Bed announces reforestation partnership with PrintReleaf, through Lasers Resource
As part of its commitment to sustainability, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, the fifth largest free-standing rehabilitation hospital in the United States, has subscribed to the PrintReleaf Exchange (PRX). This strategic partnership allows Mary Free Bed an innovative and authentic way to promote sustainable business practices and reduce the environmental impacts that can result from the use of forest products. Grand Rapids-based managed print service provider Lasers Resource made the partnership possible.
Saving Money and the Planet: Print Audit’s Impressive PrintReleaf Integration
Saving money is important to any business, and saving on print output is one of the most immediate ways to do that. As the winner of countless awards, Print Audit understands this better than anyone. For the better part of 20 years, the company has been helping equipment dealers grow their business with tools that help organizations lower the cost of document output. Never one to stop growing, however, Print Audit recently announced an exciting venture: integration with PrintReleaf, the leader in setting a global standard for sustainable paper consumption.
PrintReleaf: Providing Sustainability for a New Generation of Offices
When I first learned about PrintReleaf a little over two years ago, my reaction was: "What a great idea. I wonder how they came up with it?" Founder and CEO Jordan Darragh explained that it was really the nexus of two separate career paths that inspired the idea. He had worked in the energy industry for several years, helping utilities develop clean energy programs and reduce carbon emissions. But before that he had worked in the imaging industry for a decade.
In this issue, we profile 10 young influencers—all 40 years of age and under—from various segments of the industry who are making significant contributions to the imaging channel. Some of these individuals have been in the industry for more than a decade, others only a couple of years. Yet, a common thread unites them all—they are young, driven, and standouts in their own organizations and the channel.
Print Audit® is proud to announce integration with PrintReleaf’s cloud-based forest product tracking and reforestation platform. The integration will allow Print Audit Premier members to promote sustainable business practices as additional value-adds for their managed print offerings.
LaserCycle Inc. announces strategic partnership with PrintReleaf
LaserCycle, a best-in-class printer supplies, service and equipment retailer, has become an authorized channel partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], the first technology platform to enable cloud-based forest product (e.g., paper) tracking and reforestation. This strategic partnership allows the company to provide its customers with an innovative and authentic way to promote sustainable business practices and reduce the environmental impacts that can result from the use of forest products, such as printing.
To achieve success in the print industry, and any industry for that matter, it requires a lot of energy and dedication to the job. As a result, we often find ourselves buried in the weeds of our day to day task working toward company goals and our personal goals within it. The print industry is filled with complexity and detail which requires narrow focus on the present to achieve our personal and business goals.
Toshiba Introduces PrintReleaf Reforestation Program
To build upon its commitment to maintain a more sustainable planet, Toshiba America Business Solutions has become an authorized distribution partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], the first technology platform offering cloud-based paper tracking and reforestation. This partnership allows Toshiba to provide its dealer channel and customers with an innovative and authentic way to promote sustainable business practices.
Virtual Software Panel Addresses Trends Impacting Software Development
The Cannata Report’s April 2016 Special Out of the Box: Software & Services issue features a virtual software panel with Stephen Young, president & CEO, Square 9; Bruce Malyon, President, MaxxVault; Vaclav Muchna, CEO and co-founder, Y Soft; Jordan Darragh, founder & CEO, PrintReleaf; Casey O’Hara, Director of Product, PrintReleaf; and Chris Dance, president, PaperCut.
Grand Rapids Public Schools uses a lot of paper on a daily basis as a necessary part of running the district. And of course, all of this paper comes from trees. However, GRPS is now giving back to the environment using a program that plants a tree for every box and a half of paper it uses.
Tonercycle/Inkcycle Announces Strategic Partnership with PrintReleaf
TonerCycle/InkCycle, a leader in aftermarket imaging supplies has become an authorized channel partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], the first technology platform to enable cloud-based forest product (e.g., paper) tracking and reforestation. This strategic partnership allows the company to provide its customers with an innovative and authentic way to promote sustainable business practices and reduce the environmental impacts that can result from the use of forest products, such as printing.
Canon Business Center in Sundsvall the first to offer reforestation to their customers
We can proudly announce that Canon Business Center in Sundsvall was the first to offer reforestation to their customers…and they were fast too! After our automatic reforestation project ended March 15th and until we launched the service in MaPS Enterprise it didn´t take many days before the first customer signed on to replant their entire paper consumption.
The Bulletin has a long history of being green. Sappi Opus, the paper used for printing, is made from 30 percent post-consumer recycled fiber. It is certified by both the Forestry Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, which means it is approved by two of the most influential forest management and sustainability foundations. It’s also green-e certified, meaning that renewable energy is used in the paper production.
PrintReleaf Proudly Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent
PrintReleaf, Inc., a leading provider of sustainability solutions and services, announced today the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 9,268,509. The patent issued reassures PrintReleaf’s partners and customers that the technology solutions and systems which they are using to measure printer resources and transact environmental offsets were designed in such unique ways that they warrant the legal protection afforded by the exclusivity secured by a U.S. patent.
Grand & Toy® Announces Strategic Partnership With PrintReleaf
"With the PrintReleaf partnership, Grand & Toy is making going green even easier for our customers," said Serguei Tchertok, Sustainability Manager at Grand & Toy. "A product that helps our customers make a positive, real-time contribution to preserving the environment, while promoting efficiency and innovation, speaks to the core of Grand & Toy's historical commitment to social responsibility and sustainability."
PrintReleaf Partners With MPS MONITOR to Expand European Footprint
AB Asset Management srl, producer of MPS MONITOR printer management SaaS platform, has become an authorized Distribution and Integration partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], the first technology platform to enable cloud-based forest product (e.g., paper) tracking and reforestation.
ThinkSmart, a leading consultant specialized in print services and document management located in Northern Mexico is now an authorized channel partner for the PrintReleaf Exchange (PRX), the first technology platform that allows cloud based forest product tracking and reforestation.
Clover Imaging Group Emphasizes Commitment to Sustainability with PrintReleaf Partnership
Clover Imaging Group, the global leader in the imaging industry including manufacturing, collections, solutions, and parts, is proud of its ongoing partnership with the certified global reforestation program PrintReleaf.
General Data Company Announces Strategic Partnership With PrintReleaf
General Data Company, Inc. has become an authorized channel partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], the first technology platform to enable cloud-based forest product (e.g., paper) tracking and reforestation.
Impact Networking, LLC Announces Strategic Partnership with PrintReleaf
Impact Networking, the largest independent provider of document solutions and technology, has become an authorized channel partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], the first technology platform to enable cloud-based forest product (e.g., paper) tracking and reforestation.
The 'device' is now a smartphone, a tablet, an iPod and the like. Moreover, we continue to read about how all of these devices are connected in the emerging marketplace: the Internet of Things (IoT). We’re only scratching the surface when it comes to this future reality. I still lock my doors with a key. I still turn on my lights with a switch. However, all signs point toward a future that is more automated.
Publication Printers Becomes Authorized Distribution Partner Of PrintReleaf Exchange
Publication Printers, one of the leading commercial printers in the United States, has become an authorized distribution partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], the first technology platform to enable cloud-based paper measurement and reforestation.
Almost anywhere in the world, thanks to the Internet and 24/7 media available, we get a view of the globe, and along with it, the ability to help preserve it. Globalization has led to manufacturers focusing on the opportunities to increase their profits and customer base, and many are implementing some form of a sustainability practice to extend their level of corporate responsibility. The evolution of these "green" platforms is one of the most valuable components of a forward-thinking company today.
An Outstanding MPS Program is an Evolving MPS Program
Impact is now making it easier to visualize and manage— and best of all, offset—the environmental impact of documents for their clients with PrintReleaf. PrintReleaf is a cloud-based program that tracks paper use, and then reforests the equivalent number of trees used for the printing.
Matching Market and Customer to Find Sales and Marketing Success
It’s tough to impart any current best practices for sales and marketing without first providing a refresher on the foundations that are timeless and essential for any sales rep or marketer. For a product to be successful it has to find market fit. For a solution to be successful it has to fit the customer’s need, specifically meeting their goals.
PrintReleaf Partners with IBSolution to Open Distribution in South America
"For IBSolution, partnering with PrintReleaf brings to Brazil and Latin America the opportunity to improve our environmental responsibility," said Leandro Ramos, IBSolution’s Sales Director. "Companies are now able to care about their own causes of deforestation. For us it is very important to offer the support, biodiversity, and forest protection as a global benefit."
PrintReleaf Partners with PrintSolv to Open Distribution in Australia
PrintSolv, the exclusive distributor of FMAudit products in Asia Pacific, has become an authorized distribution partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], the first technology platform to enable cloud-based forest product (e.g., paper) tracking and reforestation.
ECi FMAudit® Print Services Management Software Teams Up with PrintReleaf™ for Reforestation Effort
ECi Software Solutions today announced an exciting new integration of its FMAudit® print services management software with PrintReleaf, Inc.'s PrintReleaf Exchange™ (PRX) software. Paper consumption is usually monitored to help reduce usage and therefore operating costs. Through PRX, however, dealers using FMAudit software can connect their end user customers' printer environments to a network of global reforestation projects to help them reduce their environmental impact.
PrintReleaf works with a company's existing print management software to measure its paper consumption per device in real time. The PrintReleaf Exchange (PRX) software then determines the number of trees that were sacrificed for that paper volume and then sends that information to various reforestation projects around the globe so that the number can be offset with new tree growth.
Today, West Point Products, the market leader in providing independent resellers with premium replacement imaging supplies, comprehensive managed print services, and innovative recycling programs, announced its partnership with PrintReleaf.
Customers still copy and print – a lot. So unless you are considering making an investment in BPO or ECM and ultimately adding or shifting your business in this direction, expect the new technologies in MPS to continue as a series of nuances because, in MPS, history is repeating itself.
Australian Company Becomes First International Partner to 'Releaf' Paper Consumption
PrintReleaf, the first technology platform to enable cloud-based paper tracking and reforestation, has connected the PrintReleaf Exchange (PRX) to its first international channel partner, The BMS Group.
Adopt Corporate Social Responsibility And Adopt More Customers
It is time to unpack the highly popular term "CSR" and understand where best practices are headed, how they're evolving, why CSR is growing in popularity, and perhaps most importantly, how it benefits customers in the imaging industry.
How to make your Customer Green Report Automated and Actionable
Over the last decade Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has grown from a ‘good idea' into a requirement, especially in large enterprise. Printing is part of this equation and therefore often part of a customer's CSR strategy, specifically: customers are interested in printing less.
RJ Young Announces Strategic Partnership with PrintReleaf
RJ Young, an independent office equipment and business technology provider, has become an authorized channel partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], the first technology platform to enable cloud-based paper tracking and reforestation.
PrintReleaf offers tangible results to HiTouch customers
HiTouch Business Services has underlined its commitment to sustainability as a channel partner of PrintReleaf, a software-based platform that helps customers reduce their environmental impact while bringing about world change.
Western Union becomes the first Fortune 500 Client to connect to the PrintReleaf Exchange
PrintReleaf, the first technology platform to enable cloud-based paper tracking and reforestation, has connected the PrintReleaf Exchange (PRX) at Western Union's corporate headquarters. Now, each sheet of paper consumed will be offset through PrintReleaf. Western Union represents PrintReleaf's first Fortune 500 client since the launch of the PRX platform in March of 2014.
PrintReleaf Makes an Impact at the Intersection of Print, Sustainability and Global Forestry
The first technology platform to enable cloud-based paper tracking and reforestation, the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], went live today. PRX provides all stakeholders in the Managed Print Services (MPS) industry - OEMs, dealers, customers and the environment - an innovative and authentic way to promote sustainable business practices and reduce the environmental impacts that can result from printing.
New Options Support Clients by Sustaining the Managed Print Services Industry – and the Environment
PrintReleaf is the first to create a global standard for sustainability in the MPS industry. Launching in March 2014, the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX] is the first technology platform that measures a customer's paper consumption and connects them directly to reforestation projects.
PrintFleet® announces strategic LINK™ partnership with PrintReleaf
PrintFleet Inc., a global leader in managed print software and solutions, announced today that it welcomes PrintReleaf, provider of The PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], a cloud-based program that translates paper consumption into trees, as its newest LINK partner.
PrintReleaf Publishes New Industry Standard for Reforesting Paper Consumption
Today our Board of Directors approved the publication of the latest version of the PrintReleaf Exchange Standard – V01.4-INTL as an industry standard set of requirements governing certification of our Global Reforestation Partners and their Reforestation Projects.