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Eco Friendly Printers by Canon

ecosenseCanon has announced the arrival of a new range of eco friendly printers. This introduction is set to start off in Canada and cascade down to Europe and other countries as well. These new line of printers would bear the energy star compliance symbol as confirmed by the local authorities.

Canon will start off with 12 new printers which will be introduced in mid-September. It will be a combination of PIXMA and imageCLASS brands. These will include the MF4270 and MF4690 imageCLASS laser models; iP3500 and iP4500 PIXMA photo printers; the MP210, MP470, MP520, MP610, and MP970 all-in-one (AIO) PIXMA printers; and the MX300, MX310, and MX700 PIXMA AIOs for the office.

How are they different?

The eco-friendly printers differ from ordinary printers in many ways. These printers have a stand-by mode which runs on 3 watts as opposed to 20 watts for a non-eco-friendly printer. imageCLASS models would contain rechargeable ink cartridges which are to be shipped to Canon for recycling. So far, one million of these cartridges have been recycled. Eco-friendly printers contain single cartridges in which individual tanks contain different coloured inks. This would help in saving ink. Also, these printers are enabled with duplex printing.

There is no doubt on my mind that this (environmentally friendly printers) is the right thing to do. Maybe Canon is doing it under the banner of energy star compliance and there are other printers who are eco-friendly as well without making big news out of it. Hope to see all the line of printers in the market eco-friendly in the next three years.

via Market News

About the author:

Abhinav has been blogging about printing and related technologies on CreativeCloud for several years. He is also a project manager for a large technology company.

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