Gilman Brothers supports sustainability for the printing industry with the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, announced today The Gilman Brothers is the latest SGP Patron at the silver level. Through patronage, The Gilman Brothers, along with other industry leaders dedicated to promoting sustainability, support SGP and keep costs low for certification of print facilities.


The Gilman Brothers Company has long been a proponent of green manufacturing, making a plantwide effort to reduce its carbon footprint by implementing sustainable practices in its manufacturing process.  The company has reduced waste in its foamboard manufacturing process by recycling product content back into the product core.  Second-grade material is used as dunnage and the company has a shared pallet program in place with channel partners, reducing the number of new wood pallets needed.  Gilman Brothers EAGLECELL all-paper graphics board is packaged in cartons made from 100% recycled paper and shipped on pallets constructed of recycled paper.  These materials can easily be baled and disposed of along with other corrugated and paper products.  The Gilman Brothers Company is also certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.


“We at The Gilman Brothers Company continuously strive to implement efficient and sustainable manufacturing practices, and to provide our customers with products they can feel good about,” said Bill VanHorn, Director of Sales. “We applaud the efforts put forth by the SGP to create a more accountable, sustainable supply chain.”


The Gilman Brothers Company’s full line of graphics boards is depended upon by design professionals to create eye-catching merchandising signage as well as POP displays, props, and exhibits.  We are proud to offer EAGLECELL™ All-Paper Honeycomb Graphics Board as a 100% recyclable, sustainable option for all digital and screen printing projects.

Print facilities interested in eliminating waste, reducing energy consumption, transitioning to sustainable materials, and winning new business from organizations that require sustainable printing practices from their suppliers should visit to learn more about becoming SGP certified in 2018.


About Gilman Brothers: Family owned and operated for over 120 years, The Gilman Brothers are one of North America’s premier manufacturers of foamboard products for signage, display and graphics and have been instrumental in developing and bringing to market innovative products for all direct printing applications.


About SGP: The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is a non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities’ sustainability best practices. SGP advocates best practices and innovation among print community stakeholders, aligning the printing industry and its customers in the pursuit of a more accountable sustainable supply chain. SGP works with patrons such as 3M, International Paper, EFI, ECOR, FLEXcon, North American Plastics, Piedmont Plastics, Mapal Plastics and numerous other leading brands.