Epson has won this year’s DataMaster Lab GREEN Award in recognition of the environmental benefits of its Heat-free PrecisionCore inkjet printers and MFPs and the sustainability measures employed in their development, production and distribution.
DataMaster is an independent laboratory based in France and an expert in professional document imaging solutions.
"DataMaster acknowledges that one of the primary environmental impacts of printing is energy use and has recognised the reduction that can be achieved by our Heat-free PrecisionCore inkjets," says Gareth Jay of Epson Europe. "When compared to laser printers, this averages up to 83% less power consumed, which across a fleet can amount to a very significant saving."
But the award is not just about electrical consumption. Edward Bilson, technical director of DataMaster Lab, says, "We take into account accreditations for manufacturing facilities, levels of noxious emissions - and the nature and lifetime of a machine's consumables. When you consider the carbon footprint of a consumable item's manufacture, transportation, distribution and its final resting place in a landfill site, you realize that all consumables need to be designed with the environment in mind and have the longest lifetime possible. The winners of DataMaster Lab's GREEN Award have the least impact on our precious environment."
Epson's Jay adds: "We're thrilled to have been recognised in this way. Since 2018 we have invested considerably in the development of our PrecisionCore printhead, and last year we committed to investing 100 billion Yen into further developing sustainable technologies, decarbonisation and resource recycling. We also committed to becoming underground resource free by 2050.
"We will continue to progress development that both improves product performance for our customers and reduces the impact on our world."