Greener Printers: Ecohitech Award for the Epson Stylus Pro

Epson proudly announced that it has won a 2007 Ecohitech Award for the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 printer. The award is Italy's most prestigious recognition of environmental achievement by a technology company, and covers hi-tech processes, products, systems and services.

The jury appraisal of Epson's award, given in the "Energy Saving and CO2 Reduction" category, says, "The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 is a compact printer developed and produced in accordance with Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). In comparison with the previous models, the estimated CO2 emissions during the whole product life are reduced by 44% and the amount of the resources used during the production is reduced by 55%. The printer is Ecoleaf certified." The Ecoleaf is a Japanese eco-label that recognizes that an LCA has been carried out on a product, which is probably where they calculated the emissions reductions. Surprisingly on the Epson website for this printer there is no mention of the eco-label or award. Via: Design Taxi. Image credit: Techfresh.

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