Epson Releases New Commercial Printers Reinforcing Its Commitment Commits To Heat-Free Inkjet Technology
According to a recent study commissioned by Epson, many UAE corporates are concerned about the energy consumption of printers because of rising energy prices. According to the poll of over 5,650 technology users and influencers from 33 countries, inkjet printers are well-understood for the roles they may play.
As a result of the technology's inability to significantly improve sustainability, Epson has said it will stop selling and distributing laser printers worldwide by 2025, and these findings provide further support for this decision. This corresponds with the release of Epson's new line of business inkjet printers and comes a year after the company stated it would invest EUR 770 million in sustainable innovation.
"The decision to exit the laser market has been inevitable," Suat Ozsoy, Business Unit Director, Epson CISMETA, stated. "In fact, we have already began this shift in the MENA region." We are a corporation dedicated to environmentally responsible innovation and policy, and laser printers do not meet that description. More energy is required to run them (by an average of 90% compared to inkjets) and they also utilise more replacement parts. This is because the technology uses heat to fuse the toner to the page, and this process has unavoidable side effects. Therefore, there is a cap on how much more suitable this technology can make things.
Instead, we're going to dedicate ourselves entirely to piezo Heat-Free inkjet within our printing division, where we'll be able to employ our patented technology to provide our customers with eco-friendly and cost-effective printing options. As Ozsoy noted, "the success of various sectors, including healthcare, education, and the public sector, depends on our ability to provide long-term solutions that suit the needs of our customers in the Middle East area."
"The savings aren't limited to the cost of printers alone. Sales Director for Epson Middle East, Jason McMillan, remarked that this method of reducing energy use will also significantly lower the volume of CO2 emissions created, thereby addressing concerns around sustainability.
While Epson's regional research focused primarily on sustainability, it also revealed interesting insights into the shifting technology usage trends and issues faced by some of the region's fastest-growing industries, including education and healthcare as well as the public sector.
The vast majority of UAE educators (89%) agree that classroom access to a printer is crucial, and 52% believe that children will require additional access to print technology in 2022.
Ninety percent of healthcare companies are interested in learning more about the potential energy savings from switching to other printer models, and sixty percent are curious about the potential CO2 reductions from reducing the number of printers in use. Forty percent of healthcare facilities are considering buying more inkjet printers.
Half of those surveyed in the UAE public sector identified lowering energy consumption from printers as a top sustainability priority, demonstrating the sector's dedication to green practises. Eighty percent of public sector decision-makers say their organisation plans to invest in new technology over the next 12 months, and 73 percent are interested in learning more about the potential energy savings that could be achieved by adjusting how their print fleet is handled. Seventy percent of participants think that more efficient printing and scanning technology will lead to more savings.
Epson's new series of Heat-Free business inkjet printers can print at speeds of 40-60 pages per minute (ppm), which is in keeping with the region's emphasis on eco-friendly and low-energy technology.