Make Life Easier and Greener!
Have you noticed that when you make life changes to reduce your impact on the environment, it often takes more work? Whether it’s rinsing glass jars and plastic tubs before recycling, remembering your reusable shopping bags, hang-drying your clothes, riding your bike rather than driving…it all takes more time and effort!
Thankfully, there are people willing to trade convenience for more environmental behaviors, but we could use more. Out of (perceived) necessity, convenience often rules our busy lives. Are there any ways to simplify AND be greener? When it comes to printing, the answer is YES!
Xerox Solid Ink printers and multifunction printers (MFPs) use cartridge-free ink sticks that are incredibly easy to load. Just insert the uniquely-shaped stick into the correct color slot and you’re done. And you can top off the ink at any time to ensure you don’t run out during a large print job. There are no big, bulky toner cartridges, fusers, or imaging units like you would find in a typical color laser printer. The single replaceable item is a cleaning unit that only needs to be replaced a few times throughout the life of your printer or MFP, and is simple to accomplish with no service call.
Ok, that explains how life gets easier, but what about greener? Well, Xerox Solid Ink printers and MFPs produce 90% less printing waste than comparable laser products due to their cartridge-free design. And their compact packaging means fewer delivery trucks on the road.
Additional ways that ColorQube Solid Ink products reduce environmental impact are that they’re ENERGY STAR qualified, they produce the same vibrant images on recycled paper as on high-quality paper, and the desktop printers and MFPs have a smaller carbon footprint over their entire lifecycle. In addition, all customers who are connected to a solid ink printer or MFP can download GreenPrint software for free, which avoids the printing of unwanted pages.
Back to the easy side of things, the new ColorQube 8700 and ColorQube 8900 boast a large colorful touch-screen user-interface that simplifies their many features, and even provides helpful videos. There’s a built-in “convenience stapler”, as well as a print-from/scan-to USB input right on front of the UI.
Finally, something that is easier and greener. Oh, and did I mention that you can print color for the price of black-and-white?
Check out Solid Ink for yourself and tell us what you think in the comments below!