Printing the eco way
Sustainability is an important driving factor within industries across the board and will continue to guide and influence all aspects of technology. Businesses are moving towards a greener and more environmentally efficient operations and printer manufacturers are no exception.
One of the things that we can change is how we consume energy. Burning fossil fuels to create electricity produces vast amounts of CO2 and switching to heat-free technology will lower your power consumption. If every business in the UK made the switch to Epson Business Inkjet printers, the reduction in CO2 would be equivalent to the volume absorbed by at least 5 million trees.
Laser versus Inkjet Printers
Viewing laser and inkjet printers, there are no obvious differences in appearance; however, within the inside of the printers there is a vast difference. Epson inkjet printers use heat-free technology and standard printers use lasers which involve several steps, plus a high level of energy is needed to heat the toner and ultimately fuse it to the paper.
Thermal inkjets are another printing choice and yet again the process incorporates complex phases and requires heat to ensure prints are completed. Epson’s heat-free solution, unlike the other options, doesn’t require heat in the ink ejection process. Rather, this technology involves pressure to the element which flexes back and forward, firing ink from the printhead.
Benefits of the Epson heat-free inkjet printers
This eliminates most of the physical waste involved in printing when compared to comparable colour laser printers. But that’s just the start. It also significantly reduces time and hassle, helping you to meet your environmental goals and improve productivity by providing the benefits of a distributed printer fleet.
Firstly the super-high-yield ink supply units print up to 84,000 pages between ink changes. The Ecotank ink is different from regular ink cartridges that carry 2-year expiration dates because the ink in a regular cartridge is soaked into a sponge which can dry out. Ecotank ink is squirted into a chamber where it remains until it is used. For it to dry out, it would have to evaporate, so it’s highly unlikely. No big ink cartridges are required, just small ink bottles to fill the tank which means less storage, less waste, and they are up to 23% quieter. They really are the green printing alternative.
The heat-free printing is high speed and therefore time-saving. With no warm-up required, the printer can go as soon as it’s switched on or woken from sleep mode. Epson heat-free technology uses up to 83% less energy and up to 92% less CO2 than laser technology, saving both energy and money on running costs.
Epson heat-free inkjet printers offer improved reliability and significantly reduced downtime meaning productivity stays high. Heat-free inkjet printers use fewer parts which result in fewer replacements being needed.
When it’s time to review your printer fleet, do get in touch.