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5.3.2. Information relating to the printed paper product

Any printed paper product must in principle include the following information, to be inserted by the printer:

the name of the printer and the country of printing,
the applicable ecolabel(s),
possibly a note relating to the paper used.

Name of the printer and country of printing

The note relating to the name of the printer and the country of printing is presented identically in all language versions, in English and in italics:

Printed by (printer) in (country)

Ecolabel

Information relating to the printed paper product is added in the form of one or several ecolabels, for example:

fsc-logo       pefc-logo

Note relating to the paper used

A note relating to the paper used may be added, taking one of the following forms;

New paper:
PRINTED ON ELEMENTAL CHLORINE-FREE BLEACHED PAPER (ECF)
PRINTED ON TOTALLY CHLORINE-FREE BLEACHED PAPER (TCF)
Recycled paper:
PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER
PRINTED ON PROCESS CHLORINE-FREE RECYCLED PAPER (PCF)

In the case of recycled paper, never use the words ‘chlorine-free bleached’ because it is impossible to certify the origin of all paper used in the recycling process (and therefore to guarantee that it is chlorine free). However, the recycling process itself can be carried out without chlorine.

Last updated: 22.11.2019
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