- Choosing paper – for books marked with EU Ecolabel only EU Ecolabel certified paper can be used. It is important to check if the chosen paper is certified by EU Ecolabel. You can receive a list of paper qualities that are certified by EU Ecolabel from your contact person at Livonia Print. If the paper you have chosen is not certified, our Sales or Project managers can help you to choose an equal alternative from the available certified papers.
- Proportion of approved materials – EU Ecolabel book must consist of at least 80% EU Ecolabel certified paper or paperboard. Please ask your contact person to estimate, if your book project is in conformity with this regulation.
- Inks – all printing methods that Livonia Print offers are certified. A list of approved Pantone inks is also available. If more detailed information is needed, please contact your Project Manager.
- Varnishes – UV offset varnishes can be used for an EU Ecolabelled book.
- Lamination and foil stamping – feel free to choose any type of foil or laminate we offer, all of the kinds we use are approved by EU Ecolabel.
- Logo – there are 3 objects which must be visible on the book or inside the book:
- EU Ecolabel logo. The logo should not be smaller than 10.6 x 10.6 mm.
- Livonia Print license number.
- Obligatory text: “Please collect used paper for recycling”
Please inform your contact person about the location where you would like to have the logo with its mandatory information, our prepress will include it in your files and you will be able to check and approve it at the file confirmation stage. It is recommended that logo and Livonia Print license number are placed together, for example like this:
There are no specific format and placement requirements for the obligatory text, however, we recommend putting it alongside the logo.
There are various options for a monochrome EU Ecolabel logo:
Together with the standard EU Ecolabel logo or instead of it, you may choose an optional label which contains the following text:
- This printed paper is recyclable
- It is printed using paper with low environmental impact
- Emissions of chemicals to air and water of paper production and printing process have been limited
It is not possible to change the text (obligatory text and optional text) but it is possible to translate it into all EU official languages. Please contact your Project Manager for an official translation.