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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 1 A P R I L G R A P H I C S P R O 1 7 easy-to-use order processing systems, this can be a quick x. Stop printing out work orders and use a digital system, and you can save the money on paper, the has- sle of lost work orders, and the constant shue of paper. Even by using a free project manage- ment software like Asana, you can nearly instantly track all of your orders online. Using a digital system allows you to not only check the status in or out of the of- ce, but you can also capture all the de- tails, save pictures, and then go back and search for those details later. Some other areas where we use paper is in the transfer process of decorating techniques like DTG, sublimation, and others. How can you better manage your resources in those areas to save money and the environment? If you print work orders out for every lob, on top of packing slips, reports, and more, then you are probably swimming in stacks of paper. (Image courtesy Aaron Montgomery) For example, in the wholesale DTG and sublimation work we do, we have to use parchment paper with the DTG process. We factor in about $0.10 per DTG print. But we can then use that same piece of parchment as a sublimation trans- fer blowout sheet. Also, beyond re- using and reducing, we then recy- cle all of our paper and cardboard products. Recycling helps with our solid waste costs, as our city's ser- vices have dierent rates for houses that recycle versus ones that do not, and we have a special trash can that gets collected to prove it. Whomever you pay to take your garbage away, ask them about their recycling program or ways to re- duce your costs just by doing a little sorting work on the front end of disposal. According to the

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