Dorene Akshar Named Director of Green Printing at Webster Printing in Hanson


Ms. Akshar, a press operator at Webster Printing, has been with the company for three years and will now oversee all of the company’s “green” FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certified printing. Her direct involvement over the years in Webster’s environmentally-conscious modifications, including FSC Certification as well as the switch to soy ink and improvements in energy efficiency, led to her promotion to Director of Green Printing.

Ms. Akshar will take on the additional responsibilities of Webster’s of green printing, ensuring the proper utilization of materials such as soy inks, recycled paper, chemicals, etc.

Previously, Ms. Akshar spent nine years as a press operator for another printing company. She holds a vocational teaching certificate and has taught shop at Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical school in Canton. Ms. Akshar graduated from Diman Vocational Technical school in Fall River where she studied graphics communication.

“Dorene is a tremendous supporter of green initiatives and her input has been very valuable. She has the vision and talent that will take us forward as we deliver on our promise to customers and employees that we operate in an environmentally sound manner as one of the South Shore’s first FSC Certified printers,” said Ernie Foster, president of Webster Printing.

A native of Fall River, Ms. Akshar resides in Fairhaven.

Webster Printing is in the last phase of FSC certification with approval expected in February 2008.

About FSC

FSC certification is the most trusted and valued system of responsible forest management. FSC is renowned for their rigorous chain of custody program. FSC consistently strives to conserve natural forests; protect high conservation values and ensure environmentally responsible, economically viable and socially responsible forestry practices. Many major brands, including Pottery Barn, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Williams-Sonoma, Inc., have committed to operating in an environmentally sound manner by choosing FSC certified vendors. The FSC label may be found on marketing materials, catalogs, reports, packaging materials and more.

One Source. Unlimited Possibilities™

Since 1955, Webster Printing has provided fine commercial printing to local, regional and national clients. A Boston Top 25 printer (according to the Boston Business Journal), Webster combines state-of-the-art pre-press and printing technology with a 50-year history of excellence. From high-end, seven-color annual reports to basic one- and two-color pieces, the quality of Webster’s work speaks for itself with services that are second to none, including: full-service bindery and fulfillment, integrated marketing support, online print solutions and e-procurement, and complete direct mail solutions.

Webster Printing recently announced the expansion of its storage and fulfillment services to a second location, a 30,000 square-foot-facility in West Boylston, MA. Known as Webster Fulfillment, the new division provides 23-feet-high ceilings, enough to rack four pallets high, and secure, scalable “on-demand” storage options (public warehousing and contract warehousing) in a climate-controlled environment.

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