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Environmentally Conscious Print


With environmental issues at the forefront of everyone’s minds, more and more people are looking for ways to be environmentally conscious in their everyday lives.

One way that people can do this is by choosing environmentally friendly printing options, which are increasingly available.

In this article, we’ll look at what some of the biggest companies are doing in this area. By considering the environmental impact of printing, you can make a difference in the world and help preserve the planet for future generations.

Let’s get right into it.

Epson’s Heat-Free Technology

Epson now offer a heat-free technology option for their printing, which uses pressure (rather than heat) to print. The process can be used in any environment without worrying about heat damage. Not only does this save energy, but it also means that you don’t have to worry about harmful fumes being emitted into the air.

The concept behind this is that with small changes like this, we can all make a difference in the fight against climate change.

With greenhouse gases and global warming increasingly a concern, it’s important to focus on ways that we can reduce our impact. A printer that uses heat-free technology, will help you do just that.

Toshiba’s Carbon Zero

Toshiba are now operating a carbon zero offset scheme to help reduce the environmental impact of printing.

Not focused just on the printing process, Toshiba is considering the various aspects of delivering devices to their clients, and making them as environmentally aware as possible. They are now able to bring their environmental impact down to zero with many of their deliveries.

It’s a great example of how a company can go beyond simply making their printing more environmentally friendly, and take a holistic approach to reducing their impact.

PaperCut Environmental Impact

One of the biggest issues with printing is the amount of paper that is used. That’s the premise behind PaperCut’s print management software; that by showing people how much paper they are using, they can make more environmentally conscious decisions.

The amount of paper used often goes unnoticed by people; the PaperCut Grows programme is PaperCut’s Forest Positive sustainability program, which assists companies in taking charge of their environmental impact.

Customers can use the programme for more than decreasing their carbon impact. They can use it to transform printing into a positive force for ecological restoration through a non-profit reforestation project of their choosing.

Their ROI calculator lets organisations see how small changes can have a big impact, and their web interface is accessible from any device, making it easy to monitor usage and impact.


Many companies are focusing on environmentally friendly printing options. From heat-free technology to carbon zero devices, there are an increasing variety of ways that you can reduce the environmental impact of your printing.

One great way to understand the impact of your printing is to track your paper usage. With various interfaces and dashboards that can monitor your paper consumption (as seen by the various exercises PaperCut is undertaking), you’ll be able to see where you can make small changes that ultimately have a big impact.

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