• Beth Arnold

How to Make your Printing Sustainable with Epson Inkjet Printers

Sustainability plays a huge part in the world we live in today, companies across all industries are now adapting, improving and reviewing how they work in order to be more conscious of the impact they have on the environment. Sometimes going ‘paperless’ isn’t a realistic option and can cause more problems than it solves. However, there are many other areas in which organisations can increase their sustainability, such as manufacturing processes, logistics, recycling to name a few; but many areas are often overlooked, one being office printers and photocopiers. Based on data from SOMPO Risk Management and Health Care Inc, printers and photocopiers equate to 10% of an organisation’s power consumption.

Recycling your printing waste is probably the easiest way you can contribute to sustainable printing.

New generation machines such as the Epson Inkjet printers, use Heat-Free technology to deliver advanced customer benefits over laser technology. This helps save time with negligible waiting time for the printer to warm up and delivers consistent fast printing, producing a first page out in less than 4.8 seconds. Using less power Epson Inkjet Technology reduces the machines’ environmental impact and saves money by having fewer replacement parts; this creates a lower environmental impact and means less intervention and increased productivity. Producing up to 99% less waste and using up to 96% less energy than other laser printers an Epson is a low-power printer and has less of a need for new supplies, meaning less waste generated. The high-yield ink cartridges that Epson use hold more ink than traditional cartridges and can print up to 84,000 pages before needing to be changed. This isn’t only more efficient for your team, but also means fewer empty cartridges and less packaging. Epson’s Work Force Pro RIPS series harnesses clean technology, producing no ozone gas and no toner dust.

With this Epson technology, customers are able to meet their green supply chain compliance and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) expectations, not only through their ecological print solutions, but through their logistics services as well.

You may be thinking what about paper?” We have a solution for that too. There are companies such as Print Releaf, who offset businesses paper consumption with reforestation across 8 countries. They run a global reforestation project and have so far planted nearly 2 million trees which has reforested 81,758 tons of paper. For every 8,333 pages a tree is planted in the reforestation area of the customers choice.

Printing can be sustainable so let’s spread the word!

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