New Regulations Set For Energy Saving Printers

2009-06-18 08:52:15

Published on 2009-06-18 08:52:15

A new agreement has been made which could force some manufacturers to enhance the printer ink facilities of their machines.

It has emerged the European Commission and the US Environmental Protection Agency have set a new criteria for the development and manufacturer of such gadgets.

From July 1st, printers, copiers and computers will have to attain a certain standard of efficiency if they are to be awarded the Energy Star programme's seal of approval.

Designed to make such technologies as environmentally-friendly as possible, the certification could add up to significant savings over the next four to six years.

Energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs commented: "The new criteria are an important contribution to reach the EU's energy efficiency targets."

Those looking to save power and printer ink were recently advised in a blog post from the If It Prints, I'll Let You Know website that monitoring the various modes on a machine is often a good place to start.

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