Sustainability

Committed to our clients and preserving one of the greatest natural renewable resources.

Modern Postcard is located in Carlsbad, California – about 35 miles up the coast from San Diego. We’re surrounded by miles of beaches, countless hiking and biking trails, as well as pristine mountains. On our team, we have surfers, snowboarders, bicyclists, runners, backpackers and other nature enthusiasts. It’s no wonder that we’re committed to being an enviro-friendly company. Our green efforts extend far beyond our presses. We strive each day to find ways to preserve natural resources.

For every order, we offer:
  • Paperless online ordering
  • Paperless email postcard proofs
  • Color Calibration help to reduce errors/reprints
  • FREE mailing list clean-up to reduce wasted printing
  • Advanced list services to increase deliverability
During the printing process:
  • Efficient sheet sizing reduces waste
  • All trimmed pieces are recycled
  • Boxes used to ship orders are recyclable
  • We use a water-based aqueous coating
Plus, around MP Headquarters we:
  • Recycle all office, email and copy paper
  • Recycle outdated electronics and equipment
  • Employ a grid lighting system to manage use
  • Utilize reclaimed water for our landscape
  • Buy recycled notepads, office paper and other supplies
  • Provide recycling bins for beverage bottles and cans
  • Provide fair-trade, organic coffee for our team and visitors
Modern Postcard is always looking for new ways to “green” our business, both internally and for the mutual benefit of our clients. Stop in occasionally to see what’s new and green at Modern!

All of Modern’s papers are rigorously tested to ensure optimal color reproduction and durability in the mail stream.

14pt Premium Card Stock
  • premium heavy-duty stock
  • Highly resilient in the mail stream
  • Extremely smooth surface for optimal ink adhesion and beautiful reproduction
14pt Recycled Card Stock
  • premium fine-grade paper
  • Recycled, 50% post-consumer waste (PCW)

NOTE: Orders for 14pt Recycled Card Stock cannot be placed online. For details or to place an order, please call us at 800.959.8365.

100lb Premium Text
  • premium text paper
  • Ideal for booklets, flyers and catalogs

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Modern Postcard recycle?

Yes. Modern Postcard recycles everything possible within its corporation from production processes to employee trash including paper, wood, aluminum and plastics.

Does Modern Postcard use alternatives to petroleum oil based inks?

Our inks are a blend of soy oil, other vegetable oil, and petroleum oil. ASA’s (American Soy Association) definition of soy-based ink is when 20% of the oil in the ink is derived from soy. Our current inks average approximately 17% soy oil, 6% other vegetable oil, and petroleum oil.