MPS and environmental protection
The protection of our environment, clean air and the preservation of natural resources are all important to us. It is a current topic that is open to everyone and one where everyone can participate actively. Especially in the the area of printing and copying, which offers a wide range of possibilities to save the environment and - as a nice bonus - to reduce costs.
Less Energy Consumption
Obsolete printing systems that don't possess intelligent energy management technology, unnecessarily consume a lot of energy and thus burden the environment as well as your wallet. State-of-the-art devices operate with lower fusing temperatures, and make use of demand-driven control of the operating state and fans and efficiently utilize power-saving features and power supply. It is not completely irrelevant whether your printer is generating 80 € or 500 € of electricity costs within 5 years.
When selecting a printer that is suitable for you, you should also pay attention to the environmental costs as well as the cost savings. (e.g. the "Blue Angel" and the "TEC value" of the "Energy Star" . This specifies the average energy consumption of the device in a practical environment and is calculated according to a complex procedure for each device, which is marked with a "Energy Star" by the manufacturer. For you as a user, the simple rule of thumb applies - the lower the TEC value, the less energy the device will require. However, you can not derive an exact statement of how much energy consumption is actually being used in your office environment.
In the context of laser printers, the issue of fine dust is often addressed. One thing in advance: because of its characteristics, toner adds to fine dust, and with the proper handling of the cartridges and a little care during the exchange, this remains in the device and does not enter the outside air. It is true, however, that the fine dust from the ambient air which enters fans in devices, accumulates there and also gets blown out of various printers.
This can be prevented by regular cleaning of the printer (with a special vacuum cleaner by a specialist company) as well as by special fine dust filters. Please consult with your specialist in selecting the filters and installing them and please note that it is very difficult for a serviceman to determine whether the fan is sucking in air or blowing it out from the printer.
At the moment there is an interesting development in printing technology. Specialist consultants banished inkjet printers from the offices of customers about 10 years ago. The arguments were logical: low acquisition but very expensive maintenance costs, high quality but slow paper output, duplex printing only to be applied separately, prints not water resistant, rarely net-workable, and almost unsuitable for high print volumes.
But the manufacturers have learned. The requirements for a modern paper dispensing system are:
- Energy saving
- Resource-conserving and emission-free
- Low maintenance
- Highly efficient
- Cost-effective in both acquisition and maintenance
This has led to a whole series of new developments in ink-based printing systems from leading manufacturers, which fit into almost every application spectrum. The printing costs have become much more favourable, the cartridge production consumes less valuable raw materials, and the printing speed is comparable to that of a laser printer with modern print heads. In the case of print jobs of up to 4 pages, the inkjet printer is significantly faster.
At printer4you.com we compare the two technologies for you to recommend a device perfectly adapted to your needs.
To conserve the environment, you need a little more than just environmentally friendly printers. Every page that is not printed protects the environment, and every kilowatt hour saved thereby protects resources.
Did you know that
- a pack of printer paper with 500 sheets on average weighs about 2.5 kg
- to make about 670 kg of paper from a spruce
- for the production of a ton of new paper approximately 52,000 liters of water are needed
- is the energy requirement for producing this 1000 kg of paper at approximately 11,000 kWh
- and thereby produce about 1,100 kg of Co² emissions?
We find that this is good reason to think about our pressure behavior.
It starts with the decision whether to actually print a document, goes over the consideration of the work processes in the enterprise and ends with the selection of the appropriate printer. Here are a few examples of typical questions:
- Does the e-mail really need to be printed?
- Can I forward documents to the company for editing?
- How much do I save by digitizing the output?
- How much paper can I save on two-sided printing on the paper (duplex printing)?
- How do I reduce my paper consumption by introducing a digital archive?
But what documents have to be printed, which could be processed, forwarded and filed digitally - and which paper output system fits best to my company? Do all employees have access to the devices they need to use their working hours efficiently? Are the right devices in the right place in the company?
Unfortunately, these questions can not be answered in general. The requirements for digitization are far too individual to allow us to provide general advice.
Location and workflow analysis
Through a location and workflow analysis, however, we can actively support you in the clarification of the above questions.
What we are analyzing:
- Printing on each device
- Workflows around document handling
- Document Workflow management
- Time and cost for paper output
- Operating costs of the devices via their life cycle
- Environmental impact due to device operation
What we offer:
- A tailor-made printer concept - environmentally friendly and cost-saving
- An independent view of the actual situation
- Exact list of all expenses related to your paper output i>
- A manufacturer-neutral proposal to improve equipment.
- A concept for improving workflows around document handling
- Ways to digitize your documents step by step
- Cost analysis for a target situation