Printer maker Epson has announced it will stop selling and distributing laser printers due to sustainability issues caused by heat.
Epson in an announcement speak it will fully transition to inkjet printers and end the sale and distribution of laser printers globally by 2026.
Epson says: “Inkjet technology can reduce energy consumption compared to lasers, and with their compact footprint and lightweight design, these products help limit the resources used in the manufacturing process and transport.
“This reduced size also means they’re easy to integrate into the office and save space. High-yield cartridges also reduce material usage, transport, storage and end-use management of supplies. attrition.”
By SubscribeEpson has stopped selling laser printers in many markets, but continues to sell in Asia and Europe.
The printer company said the move was the result of “laser technology’s limited ability to take important steps to improve sustainability due to the thermal requirements in the printing process and thus to use energy increases.”
Epson in a blog post in 2019 says their inkjet printer consumes up to 85% less energy than a similarly speeded laser printer. Inkjet printers also produce up to 75% less carbon dioxide than comparable laser printers. Additionally, inkjet printers have up to 59% fewer replacement parts than laser printers.
“With fewer moving and consumable parts to replace over the life of the printer compared to laser printers, Epson inkjet printer service and maintenance needs are also significantly reduced,” says Epson. that is printer downtime.”
Epson has announced the shift away from laser printers with the launch of a new line of business inkjet printers that deliver 40-60 pages per minute.