Epson WorkForce Printers Save Electricity
The Epson WorkForce printers use up to 80 per cent less electricity than their laser equivalents.
To test the machines, the company attached a WorkForce Pro 3595 DNF inkjet printer to a bicycle dynamo, finding that pedalling for around two minutes was able to generate 30 watts, which was enough to start up the machine and print a page.
In comparison, it was discovered that a laser printer required 700 watts to perform the same task.
Henning Ohlsson, general manager of Epson Germany, said: "Whether its running cost, print quality, speed or energy consumption, Epson's WorkForce business inkjets have many advantages over laser printers.
"However, laser printers have long been standard in offices, and it's our task to use imaginative ways to show them customers how the latest inkjet technology addresses our customers' concerns."
The efficiency of printers has become more important over recent years, as a higher number of people are looking to reduce their energy consumption.
If you are hoping to do this, it is important to read up on the energy performance of any machines you are considering.
Posted by Barry Ashmore.