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2019 Photo Contest Opens Next Week

Calling All Photographers!

Please share the news about our photo contest with your favorite photographers.

Each fall we invite photographers to submit photos taken in Alaska to our annual contest. Each photographer can enter up to 5 photos.

2019 Theme: Wild Animals of Alaska
Photo submissions will be accepted from September 13 to October 4.

Entry Form

The contest will be run through a Facebook app like last year. Starting on September 13 photos can be entered at our Facebook pagewebsite, or mobile-friendly form.


The Grand Prize photo will win $300 cash and be featured on the collectible 2020 poster calendar. Top 12 photo winners are all featured in the 2020 desktop calendar and the 11 runners up win a $50 cash prize. Photo contest rules are on our site.

Plus one of the Top 12 photos will be recognized as the People’s Choice! The winner will receive an 18×24″ metal print of the winning photo showcasing the contest theme and beauty of the image.

The contest will be run through a Facebook app like last year. Starting on September 13 photos can be entered at our Facebook pagewebsite, or mobile-friendly form.


Public voting for the People’s Choice winner will be from October 14-20, after a panel of judges from the Juneau Photo Group chooses the Top 12 photos.

Thank you for being a part of our photo contests!

Alaska Litho partners with Juneau Carbon Offset Fund

Alaska Litho + Juneau Carbon Offset Fund

Supporting Community & Sustainability

We recycle over 50 tons of paper each year. Hydropower runs our all-electric facility. Our free local deliveries arrive by electric vehicle. And we are always looking for new ways to make our business and community sustainable.

That’s why this year Alaska Litho became a Supporting Partner of the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund. The program uses purchased carbon offsets to eliminate emissions from lower-income Juneau homes by replacing their oil heating systems with clean and efficient air-source heat pumps. This is Alaska’s only locally-targeted carbon offset fund, and we are proud to support the innovative work they are doing.

Alaska Litho's investment in sustainability infographic

Our print shop has always been active in recycling and choosing sustainable, recycled materials. We took it one step further in 2010 when we moved into a building that upcycles the heat created by our offset press to warm our offices. We also offer an Upcycled Metal Print reusing press plates. Artwork or photos print on the unused side to create one-of-a-kind metal prints that are light and bright.

If you have ideas on how we can reuse or upcycle more materials rather than simply recycling, we’d love to hear them. Email us at

More Ways We Are Investing

  • Stocking only papers that are at least partially recycled and offering 100% recycled options.
  • Recycling our by-product and waste.
  • Reusing heat generated by our presses to heat our shop and front offices.
  • Running an all-electric facility, including electric radiant heat through a cement floor, powered by Juneau’s locally-sourced hydropower.
  • Making deliveries with an electric car.

4th of July Holiday Hours – Order Banners Soon!

We will be open on Monday and Tuesday next week to finish 4th of July parade orders. If you need a banner or other materials for the parade, get your order in now:

Call 586-3170 or

Our shop will be closed from July 3-5 for the holiday.

Thank you for your business and support. We hope you have a wonderful 4th of July week, and we look forward to working with you again on July 8th.

We’re looking for a better solution

Every week pallets come into Juneau loaded with goods we all need. But what happens to the pallets after that? 

When we ship paper in, we stack our pallets outside for anyone in Juneau to pick up and use. They may turn into fun upcycled furniture, be reused to move things south, or get burned as firewood. Those are all ok uses for the wood, better than going into the landfill, but…

We’re looking for a better solution.

"We can reduce wood waste in Juneau by..." Do you have ideas on how to recover, reuse, or recycle wood pallets?

Did you know that every year 500 million pallets are made in the US and 2 billion are in use? Even with a growing pallet recycling industry in the Lower 48, millions of pallets still end up in landfills.

In Juneau, we don’t have an efficient solution for recovery, repair, recycling, or reuse of pallets.

If you have ideas for a long-term solution to reuse or recycle the pallets that come in every week for Juneau businesses, we want to hear them. Send us a message!

Why does it matter?

Putting organic materials including wood into landfills:

  • Increases methane gas emissions.
  • Takes up valuable space.
  • Wastes useful materials.

Banner Stands Back In Stock, New Lower Price

New, Simple Set Up Banner Stands

Alaska Litho's X-Tend 3 Banner Stand


Create a custom banner to display your message.

X-Tend 3 features a lightweight, X-shaped frame and vinyl graphic finished with #2 grommets in each corner. 31.5 x 70.88″ banner with your graphics easily attaches to the frame for a quick display. Carry bag included.

  • X frame banner stand
  • Durable fiberglass arms
  • #2 grommets in corners
  • Single sided graphic
  • Basic carry bag included

Call us at 907-586-3170 or order online.