How Epson products help the environment and your pocket.

 

When it comes to “green tech” there is no doubt that equipping your office with eco-friendly machines is the best choice both ecologically and financially.

The Case for Inkjet Printing

According to the 2019 Brand Track SEA Survey Report by Intuit, almost 70% of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) indicated they would prefer an office printer that is environmentally-friendly. 

Cost savings

Epson says that “if you need a machine that is affordable to operate, Epson’s environmentally friendly inkjet printers are your ideal choice as they cost less at the outset and are cheaper to run in the long term than traditional laser printers.”

Laser printing involves a complex process with many separate stages. It requires preheating the fuser, and again uses heat to fuse the toner to the paper.

As Epson’s inkjet printers do not use heat in the printing process, they consume far less power than laser printers. Epson’s inkjet printers consume up to 85 percent less energy than a similar-speed laser printer, which means that for a typical office that requires frequent printing, this can amount to distinct savings in their annual energy bills.

With less consumables required and less parts needing to be replaced, significantly less downtime and maintenance would be needed compared to a laser printer. In fact, the user intervention time required to replace the parts is less than half compared to a laser printer, which translates into improved office productivity in the long-term

Epson states it can help your company cut your overall business running costs, while reducing carbon footprint at the office and ensuring your printing solutions are as safe and secure as possible whilst improving environmental, economic and societal performances.”

Benefits for the environment

Using inkjet printers leads to significantly reducing the impact on the environment over the lifetime of a printer.

Epson inkjet printers produce up to 85 percent less carbon dioxide than those of comparable laser printers.

In terms of waste generation, Epson’s inkjet printers come with fewer components that need replacing, making them more convenient to operate as they require only changing of the ink and waste ink box as compared to the toner, drum, developer, fusers and more components for laser models.

Epson products are engineered for chemical safety, and designed for easy maintenance a long life, easy recyclability and are energy-efficient with less impact on the environment. 

In 2020, Epson was named to the CDP’s (Carbon Disclosure Project) prestigious A List after attaining the highest scores for the categories of climate change and water security

 

More Benefits of Heat-Free Technology:

 

Save time with high-speed printing

Epson Heat-Free Technology requires no heat to warm up when the printer is switched on or awakes from sleep. This means it starts printing immediately, as it does not require power to either pre-heat the fuser or to fuse the toner to the paper compared to laser printers, which require time to preheat the fuser.

Designed with fewer replacement parts that can result in less waste

Laser printers are typically engineered with more parts that require periodic replacement, such as the drum, transfer belt and fuser. Heat-Free technology does not contain any of those parts, so there is never a need to replace them. Additionally, since Heat-Free Technology only requires ink and print head to produce output, it can significantly reduce the amount of consumables waste.

Engineered to decrease downtime and interventions

The Heat-Free Technology in Epson Inkjet printers contain fewer moving parts than typical laser printers, resulting in fewer potential failure points that may require intervention to rectify the issue. 

Because the parts inside the printer do not get hot, there’s no need to wait for the printer to cool down to carry out maintenance. As a result, Epson inkjet printers offer improved reliability and significantly reduced downtime.

 

Contact Devtech today to find out how you can help the environment while saving on printing costs.

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