Epson is working alongside National Geographic to combat climate change/ carbon emissions. Up to 10% of the projected global warming this century could come from thawing permafrost, the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, emitting five times more methane than previously considered. Emissions from these thermokarst lakes are expected to peak by 2050, it only takes around one year for these powerful greenhouse gases to mix into our atmosphere.
While most of us wouldn’t want to face the fact that we are facing a global climate crisis, we are. If we do not make any changes soon we will soon see some differences in our ecosystems, which is why we need to do something about it. Firstly how we consume energy, which is why we are promoting Epson’s Turn Down The Heat campaign, to make our customers change their ways in how we are using technology and how we can change our planet. We are switching to Heat-Free technology for low power consumption.
Saving time/energy and less power consumption
Epson Heat-Free Technology requires no heat to warm up when it is switched on or awoken from sleep. This means it can deliver pages 83% quicker than standard printers, which need to preheat the fuser to print. Epson’s heat-free technology does not need to wait for the ink to cool down between printings, meaning it speeds up the process, this results in less energy consumption. Epson’s heat-free technology enables consistent ink ejection, meaning it is running at a fast speed, so the printer will be in action for less time, helping to reduce running costs.
Fewer parts and reducing environmental impact
Epson’s heat-free technology uses fewer parts than a regular printer meaning you won’t have to replace them, they are more unlikely to fail which reduces the amount of intervention required. Also unlike thermal printers, these printheads are not a consumable, reducing the environmental burden of manufacturing and recycling other sources that most printers would have.