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YGS Group GreenWorks Certification

The YGS Group Achieves GreenWorks℠ Certification for Sustainable Efforts

Agfa Program Celebrates Environmental Leadership

Carlstadt, NJ – August 25, 2022

The YGS Group, a total marketing solutions provider headquartered in York, PA, is recognized as Agfa’s newest accredited GreenWorks℠ program member. GreenWorks distinguishes print providers in the graphic communications industry who achieve greener outcomes through technology, products, services, and practices.

The YGS Group actively recycles, participates in community waste reduction, and holds Forest Stewardship Certification (FSC), which promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.

Using Agfa’s Adamas chemistry-free printing plate and PressTune standardization tool qualified YGS for GreenWorks certification. Adamas offers significant environmentally-safer benefits compared to conventional printing plates as it replaces chemicals with a pH-neutral gumming solution and eliminates the need for rinse water. PressTune lowers ink and paper consumption, significantly reducing make-ready time while delivering more accurate, consistent colors.

“Our mission is to achieve efficiency but not at the cost of the environment,” states Jack Davidson, President of The YGS Group. “We strive to be a true partner in sustainability and productivity. Adamas plates are chemistry-free, so we are not dumping a bunch of chemicals down the drain. We can eliminate rinse water usage, reduce disposal costs, and offer a safer work environment by choosing Agfa products that are designed with environmental benefits in mind. And with Agfa’s PressTune, we can get more jobs done in less time.”

YGS GreenWorks award

Jack Davidson, President (right) and Mark Ploucha, Vice President Production Solutions (left), The YGS Group (click the image for a high-res version)

The YGS Group offers successful end-to-end strategic communications, from compelling design, content, and marketing strategies to innovative printing and technology solutions, all under one roof. Clients seek out YGS for its progressive outlook, customer service, and environmental stewardship.

As part of its corporate strategy, Agfa is committed to reducing the industry’s environmental impact and systematically improving the cost, quality, and ecological performance of products and its operations. Agfa solutions are designed to maximize renewable resources, eliminate toxic chemicals, reduce waste, lower ink and water consumption, and save energy.

“Companies like The YGS Group are leading the way to greener outcomes,” said Dave Carey, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Agfa North America. “We commend YGS because they value the ability to reduce waste and save resources while practicing high-quality print production.”

GreenWorks-accredited members are promoted to print buyers and graphic designers on Agfa’s GreenWorks website. Every GreenWorks customer receives a marketing toolkit to help publicize their environmental stewardship, including the GreenWorks logo, GreenWorks Certified digital badge, and suggested ways to promote their business. In addition, accredited GreenWorks companies receive content for their website & RFPs, a press release template, digital ad templates, infographics that can be used in email and social media communications, search engine optimization support, and professional guidance to help market their environmentally-safer practices.

Click here to learn more about GreenWorks and how to qualify for the program.

About the YGS Group

The YGS Group is a total solutions provider that creates end-to-end marketing and communications campaigns, including compelling design, content, marketing strategies, innovative printing, technology solutions, and more. YGS Total Solutions has answered the needs of nationally known name brand clients throughout the US for more than 70 years. The company is based in York, PA.


About Agfa

Agfa develops, produces, and distributes an extensive range of imaging systems and workflow solutions for the printing industry and the healthcare sector for specific hi-tech industries such as printed electronics & renewable energy solutions. The headquarters are located in Belgium. The most significant production and research centers are Belgium, the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, China, and Brazil. Agfa is commercially active worldwide through wholly owned sales organizations in more than 40 countries.