Everyone is trying to be more eco-friendly, but when it comes to technology buying eco-friendly products can be more difficult. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly printer here are some great options. Don’t forget that in addition to using an eco-friendly printer, recycled paper and when available soy inks are also great eco-friendly options.
HP Laserjet P2055
The HP Laserjet P2055 is a great printer if you have a small or medium sized business or if you do a lot of printing at your house. The HP Laserjet P2055 prints 35 pages per minute and can print 50,000 pages per month, which is a reasonable at an impressive speed. What makes the HP Laserjet P2055 so eco-friendly? There are several paper saving, time saving, and energy saving features that the HP Laserjet P2055 has available.
The HP Laserjet P2055 automatically prints double-sided, which has the possibility of reducing your paper waste by half, which reduces the amount of waste at landfills, saves virgin trees used to produce the paper, and saves money on buying paper. The HP Laserjet P2055 also prints approximately twice as fast as most comparable Laserjet printers because they are equipped with Instant-on Technology. This helps reduce the energy used during printing. HP has stated that the Instant-on Technology in several of their printers has saved enough carbon emissions to equal taking 1.1 million cars of the road for 1 year. The HP Laserjet P2055 retails for $400-$500.
In addition to the HP Laserjet P2055 printer being an eco-friendly printer options, HP also participates in a recycling program for used ink and toner cartridges for your printer. You can recycle the ink or toner cartridge for free through HP. For more information on HP’s recycling program you can go to visit www.hp.com/recycle.
The PrePeat is not a main stream printer yet and most people haven’t even heard of it. So what is it? The PrePeat Printer is a printer that doesn’t use any ink or toner and it doesn’t even use paper. The PrePeat uses a heat sensitive plastic sheet that replaces the paper. You feed the plastic sheet through the PrePeat Printer and it uses heat to transfer your text or image onto the sheet. Need something else printed? Feed the sheet through the printer again and it will erase everything and print what you need next. Each plastic sheet can be used 1,000 times.
The PrePeat Printer sounds like a great option and a very eco-friendly option, however the price is what stops most consumers. The PrePeat Printer will cost you $5,500 and each plastic sheet will cost you $3.30. If you want the latest green technology or if you are part of an eco-friendly company the PrePeat Printer might be a great choice.
Dell 1235cn Multifunction Color Laser Printer
The Dell 1235cn Multifunction Color Laser Printer is a great option for if you need more than just a printer that prints black and white copies. The Dell 1235cn Multifunction Color Laser Printer also prints in color, copies, scans, and faxes. The printer prints between 4 and 17 pages per minute depending on the color. It can also print up to 20,000 sheets per month.
The Dell 1235cn Multifunction Color Laser Printer is an energy star appliance, which very few printers are. The energy star certification means that the printer is up to 25% more efficient than similar models. The Dell 1235cn Multifunction Color Laser Printer also uses toner cartridges that print between 1,000 – 1,500 sheets. The toner cartridges can then be returned to Dell to recycle for free. The Dell 1235cn Multifunction Color Laser Printer sells for $399.