Shaping the future of printing with heat-free technology

Epson inkjet printers use less power, saving energy.

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Heat-Free Technology

There’s no getting away from the fact that we’re facing a global climate crisis. Unless things change, we’re soon going to see some drastic changes to our planet’s ecosystems. One of the things we can change, is how we consume energy.

Burning fossil fuels to create electricity produces vast amounts of CO2. Right now as a company and individuals, we need to act to save energy and start using renewable energy sources. Making a sustainable choice is now essential, not optional.

We need to TURN DOWN THE HEAT. Switch to Heat-Free Technology for low power consumption. Even making a small change can really help. If everyone on the planet makes one small change, it can have a huge positive impact. Starting one page at a time, we can change the story together.

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Turn down the heat

Epson and National Geographic have come together to raise awareness around how conserving heat is a great way to minimise our impact on the environment. In this short video, National Geographic Explorer Katey Walter Anthony explains how "heat destroys permafrost. Conserving heat is one of the best ways to minimise our impact on the environment. Choosing Heat-Free Technology to lower energy consumption, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help us slow permafrost thaw in the arctic."

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Printing process comparison

Laser and inkjet printers may look the same on the outside. But it's what's on the inside that counts. Epson's Heat-Free Technology does not require heat in the ink ejection process. Instead pressure is applied to the Piezo element, which flexes backwards and forwards firing the ink from the printhead.

The benefits of Heat-Free Technology

Increase productivity and reduce environmental impact without compromise.

Less power consumption saves energy and money

Epson's Heat-Free Technology uses up to 83% less energy1, because it does not use heat to warm up. As inkjets have no fuse unit to heat, this results in significantly less power consumption.

Fewer replacement parts, lower environmental impact

Laser printers typically have more consumables and require periodic replacement of the drum, transfer belt and fuse in many cases. Thanks to Heat-Free Technology, our inkjet printers produce up to 96% fewer used consumables than laser printers2.

Save time with consistent high-speed printing

Heat-Free Technology requires no heat to warm up, when it is switched on or awoken from sleep. This means you can start printing immediately, making it up to 50% faster from ready compared to laser printers3.

Less intervention increases productivity

The Heat-Free structure of Epson inkjet printers means that there are fewer parts that can fail, which reduces the amount of intervention required.

Up to 83% less energy than laser printers1
Up to 96% fewer used consumables than laser printers2
Up to 50% faster from ready compared to laser printers3

Discover the benefits of Epson's Heat-Free Technology for yourself

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Discover how much CO2 and electricity you can save

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models used up to 83% less energy than lasers and laser copiers1. See how much electricity and CO2 you can save by using our calculator.

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  1. Based on Epson calculations, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C8190DW uses 83% less energy than the HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M750dn, the highest-selling model in the A3 colour single-function 21-30ppm printer segment (IDC, Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, Q4 2015 to Q3 2019 shipments, published Q2 2020). Methodology based on ‘Typical Energy Consumption’, defined under and/or simulated with reference to the ENERGY STAR test procedure and presented in kWh per year. CO2 saving calculated as being proportional to energy saving, based on a per-territory average generation of kg CO2 per kWh electricity used.
  2. Storage space comparison based on Epson calculations of storage space requirements for packaged consumables sufficient to print 6,000 pages on 12 SFP and MFP (3-in-1) printers selected from among the top-selling 50% of A4 monochrome laser printers (below-20ppm class) listed in IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker 2019Q2 data FY17 results. Average toner package unit volumes and yields for each model were calculated by Epson using toner package dimensions and yields published by the manufacturer for each model (as of August 2019). Actual size and number of toner cartridges required varies by laser printer model. EcoTank consumables quoted yields are simulated figures calculated by Epson based on ISO/IEC24711 methodology using ISO/IEC19752 test pat.
  3. Based on Epson calculations, Epson business inkjet time-saving calculated by comparison to business laser devices’ average lowest “Print/Copy time” (“from Previous Job”, “from Ready State” or “from Sleep State”) as reported by ENERGY STAR, added to the time taken to print at maximum speed the remaining pages in an average sized office print job and multiplied by the average number of print jobs per year, according to Keypoint Intelligence. Laser printer models identified using IDC, Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, Q3 2016 to 2020 Q2 shipments, published Q2 2020.